Fig 114 Joint profiles

Fig. 1.15 Reinforced brickwork
Fig. 1.16 Decorative carved brickwork. Photograph: Courtesy of Baggeridge Brick plc

For repetitive units, the clay is shaped in an appropriate wooden mould. Relief depths of 10-30 mm give shadow and contrast sufficient for most sculptural effects to be seen, although the viewing distances and angles must be considered. For large brickwork sculptures, the whole unit may be built in green bricks, with allowances made for the mortar joints and drying contraction. The design is then carved, numbered, dismantled, fired and reassembled on site.

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