These images of large brick slab plates and tiny soft brick villages were made and fired in the brick factory kilns at Petersen TEGL during the WABA symposium in 2011. The large brick plates had thick white slip applied to them and then I raked through the slip surface into the soft brick clay with my hands, incising one of my elemental symbols on each plate. The plates were dried slowly and black fired at the brick factory, with gold leaf was applied to selected areas of some of the plates post firing.
The small soft brick villages were made from soft yellow brick clay and reduction fired on top of the brick factory kiln cars with other production bricks being fired. The villages were assembled on long narrow wooden shelves for exhibition.