Category Archives: Brick Assembly

They’re trapped!

These are the brick prototypes we made and we’re able to use as our prototypes. There are four more final prototypes that weren’t meant to be fired but mistakenly were and we were  unable to get to them.   Lauren,

They’re trapped!

These are the brick prototypes we made and we’re able to use as our prototypes. There are four more final prototypes that weren’t meant to be fired but mistakenly were and we were  unable to get to them.   Lauren,

Constructing The Mould

In order for us to be able to make a physical clay brick, we would first need to create the wooden mould for the brick we have designed. Mould To make the mould we had to make use of the

Constructing The Mould

In order for us to be able to make a physical clay brick, we would first need to create the wooden mould for the brick we have designed. Mould To make the mould we had to make use of the

Bricking It

This post will explain the trial and error brick making process for our group. Highlighting what went wrong with the initial tester bricks and what went right with the final chamfered brick. Once we had our accurate and tightly sealed

Bricking It

This post will explain the trial and error brick making process for our group. Highlighting what went wrong with the initial tester bricks and what went right with the final chamfered brick. Once we had our accurate and tightly sealed

Disaster strikes!

  Our brick we used to test whether they would fire without exploding, exploded. This was a hand thrown brick but we had sand inside of the brick which caused it to fail. We didn’t realize that having sand accidentally

Disaster strikes!

  Our brick we used to test whether they would fire without exploding, exploded. This was a hand thrown brick but we had sand inside of the brick which caused it to fail. We didn’t realize that having sand accidentally

Design Development

This post will demonstrate the development stages that lead to our first brick prototypes presented at the formative review.   Our brief challenges us to work in teams to develop a new brick shape which will fit the Ibstock Brick Limited

Design Development

This post will demonstrate the development stages that lead to our first brick prototypes presented at the formative review.   Our brief challenges us to work in teams to develop a new brick shape which will fit the Ibstock Brick Limited

IBStock Visit

Session: 26th January 17 Session Overview This week as a group we visited the Ibstock Atlas Factory in Aldridge, Walsall. We had a small introduction to the site as well a video which which described the two main methods of brick assembly.

IBStock Visit

Session: 26th January 17 Session Overview This week as a group we visited the Ibstock Atlas Factory in Aldridge, Walsall. We had a small introduction to the site as well a video which which described the two main methods of brick assembly.

Ibstock Atlas Factory Visit

Today the Brick Assembly group visited the Ibstock Atlas Factory in Aldridge, Walsall where we were first given a presentation of the various methods and techniques involved in making bricks. We were then given a guided tour of the factory floor

Ibstock Atlas Factory Visit

Today the Brick Assembly group visited the Ibstock Atlas Factory in Aldridge, Walsall where we were first given a presentation of the various methods and techniques involved in making bricks. We were then given a guided tour of the factory floor

Ibstock Factory Visit

Brick making processes (top left), Rollers (top right) and special shapes of bricks (below) We visited Ibstock quarry and Brick factory in Aldridge. The staff there were very knowledgeable about their products. The process of making bricks began with excavation

Ibstock Factory Visit

Brick making processes (top left), Rollers (top right) and special shapes of bricks (below) We visited Ibstock quarry and Brick factory in Aldridge. The staff there were very knowledgeable about their products. The process of making bricks began with excavation

Hand Thrown Brick – Demonstration

Session: 19th January 17 Session Overview The session started with a demonstration on brick throwing from Andy, a master’s student who did a vast study on brick including several exchanges with ibstock. He took us through a step by step guide

Hand Thrown Brick – Demonstration

Session: 19th January 17 Session Overview The session started with a demonstration on brick throwing from Andy, a master’s student who did a vast study on brick including several exchanges with ibstock. He took us through a step by step guide

Week 1: An introduction to hand-thrown bricks

In this session, we were shown the process of hand throwing bricks. Tools & Materials: Wet Clay Sand Brick Mould Water Pallet board Metal Bow Kiln Method: Firstly, prepare the mold (wooden.) This should be made to standard size of a brick.

Week 1: An introduction to hand-thrown bricks

In this session, we were shown the process of hand throwing bricks. Tools & Materials: Wet Clay Sand Brick Mould Water Pallet board Metal Bow Kiln Method: Firstly, prepare the mold (wooden.) This should be made to standard size of a brick.