Bricks of Time

‘Bricks of Time’ experiments with function, form and materials that borrow references from the world of furniture-making. The ceramic elements are produced on an old extrusion machine once used to manufacture traditional building bricks.

For this project, the machine was fitted with a custom-made mouthpiece (nozzle) that gives the elements their unique shape. After extrusion, the serially produced ceramic elements are finished by hand and stacked in combination with glass sheets to create two different constructions. The extruded elements can be seen as a material expression of the time it takes to produce a brick of a given length; conversely, a given length reflects a given time interval. The time aspect is further highlighted by the lengthwise lines imprinted during the extrusion process, resembling seismographic
lines on a roll of paper.


Extruded stoneware, brass, glass