Just wanted to steer anyone with an interest in fired clay over to my friend Soubs blog - Grit in the Gears. He has written a fantastic post all about bricks which I know some of you out there will enjoy alot. I often find myself staring in great detail at brick walls, piles of old bricks, bits of broken brick any version of fired clay as a building material fasinates me. For a while I worked at a brick works and would often find myself getting strange looks from my work mates for staring at lime blows, bits of fossils, underfired, overfired you name it everything about them had me excited. I have had the pleasure of meeting Soub a couple of times now in person and aside from having a liking for bricks he has a wealth of all sorts of knowledge and is also a damn fine potter. Check him out here.