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Design Details…Clinker Brick

Clinker Brick

Clinker Brick

Clinker bricks are bricks that were fired in a very hot kiln when they were still a bit wet . The water and high heat causes them to have interesting earthy colors and more organic shapes. Until their use was popularized by the architecture firm of Charles and Henry Greene, they were often discarded. Now they are collectible. Note, the name “Clinker” comes from the distinctive bright “clink” sound they make if struck against something. Snohomish, WA, USA