Follow on U-Tube the brickmaking and the architecture of the Dor Kemmyn building

Luda Smith has very kindly assembled these two videos of Matt Robinson, Dor Kemmyn’s Architect, telling us all about the architecture of the building, followed up with Matt describing step by step how to make the bricks.

Video 1 – Dor Kemmyn – Model of the Building

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Video 2 – Brickmaking Project in Cornwall

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The steps are:

1. Find the right subsoil
2. Sieving the subsoil
3. Mix the subsoil with water and straw
4. Making a dough ball
5. Throw the dough ball into a brick mould
6. Remove the mould carefully

Place the brick and board on one side …. and then let them dry out for 2 weeks

If you would like to have a go at brickmaking see our page of brickmaking session dates or contact Matt Tel: 01326 221130.