Utopia Bricks

Utopia bricks is a sporadic batch production brickworks, exploring  relationship of Clay to the Midlands and wider industry  history of brick making. Utopia bricks was a contemporary interpretation of the Utopia brick made by the Aldridge Brick and Tile company near Walsall the firm closed in 1965, taken over by the Ibstock brick company who are still on the same site. The clay this project was donated by Ibstock and made possible New Gallery Walsall. Through a number of workshops around 300 bricks were made which went on to brick up a gallery at Eastside Projects as part of Jerwood 3-phase exhibition.