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  1. Making terra cotta bricks

    We have a similar kind of soft brick in Australia called convict sandstock. Its a very popular recycled building material and costs the same as brand new brick even though theyre 100+ years old! Each brick has its own personality.
  2. Making terra cotta bricks

    These aren't mine! I think these have been carved after firing. This is the type of thing I want to make. Pete
  3. Making terra cotta bricks

    Dear all, Thanks for your replies. I want to make something a bit like this:
  4. Making terra cotta bricks

    Triolaz, thanks, do you have the proportions of redart/sand/ball clay that he uses? Pete
  5. Dear all, i want to carve some bricks while they are soft, then sun dry them, then fire them extra slowly, then carve the detail into the well fired brick. I've researched this and all the instructions tell me to dig up natural clay. I can't do this as i live in the city and i don't have land to dig. Would it work if i buy some terra cotta powder and silica sand, add water, and mix it thoroughly? Regards, Pete
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