History of Brick Sculpting

Sculpting in brick is over 3000 years old. First practiced in the walled cities of ancient Mesopotamia, the process of creating a brick mural or brick sculpture begins with the carving of intricate designs into stacked blocks of wet clay.  After the clay is fired,  the finished brick is carefully reassembled into its original order, special care being taken to delicately blend the thin mortar lines into the finished relief.

About Images in Brick

Images in Brick's foundation was laid in 1987 when Jay Tschetter first saw a photo of a brick sculpture in an Endicott Brick brochure, and started imagining the wide world of possibilities inherent in the medium of brick. As a journeyman mason with many years experience in the field, and also being an accomplished part time artist in Nebraska, he realized this was the perfect marriage of the two separate disciplines.  Armed with a passion to explore and create, he set off to find job opportunities.

Now, 40 plus years later, Images in Brick is the established leader in the field. We offer the complete package: from design, to sculpting, to installation. We invite you to browse through the portfolio of works showcasing our many projects accomplished across the U.S. over the years. 

Our extensive experience working with committee groups, cities, universities, churches, government, schools, corporations, businesses and individuals is one of our strong points. We invite you to consider and explore the possibilities of a unique and striking brick sculpture for your upcoming project.  Let us fire your imagination.