The Baltimore Mobile Community Brick Factory produces handmade bricks from local Maryland clay using historic waterstruck wooden mold methods. We invite the people of Baltimore to join us in making the bricks and personalizing them by inscribing stories and ideas about home, place, history and personal experience. The bricks made by the Baltimore Mobile Community Brick Factory, after firing, become a part of a series of public art installations. This exhibition at Baltimore Clayworks is the first installation of the wood-fired bricks. The Baltimore Mobile Community Brick Factory is Marian April Glebes in collaboration with Josh Copus and you.
Brickmaking occurred during the Spring and Summer of 2016.
The Baltimore Mobile Community Brick Factory is made possible, in part, by a 2015 Rubys Artist Project Grant, an initiative conceived with start-up funding from the Robert W. Deutsch Foundation and is a program of the Greater Baltimore Cultural Alliance.
The Baltimore Mobile Community Brick Factory Bricks
Baltimore Clayworks, Project Space
October 14, 2016 - November 13, 2016
This installation at Baltimore Clayworks included over 650 bricks from the first woodfiring of the bricks we made as the Baltimore Mobile Community Brick Factory. The floor configuration was installed in the project space and occupied 160 square feet. Visitors we invited to walk on the bricks to read the inscriptions.