8/8/09

Dyed Mortar and Lava Brick

The range of color in these bricks is astounding. Most delightful is that just one brick can present with many colors.

The mortar was dyed a a deep beige to resonate with the brick. The color is consistent on the building.

Here's the building:

2 comments:

rwhendrix said...

Wonder how the roughness on the brick face was made. Funny, I try to make the face of my brick as smooth as possible and these are intentionally made rough and random. Maybe they sprinked something on them before firing to get that color. Very colorful indeed.

Christian said...

I think the color was created from a mixture of clays.

I believe the brick molds may have been coated and then lined with sand and maybe rocks to get that texture. They're a heady sight in person. I swooned.