Not just another brick in the wall!

The Celebration Wall - The Grassmarket Community Project

Our Celebration Wall

You, and over 100,000 visitors a year, can’t miss our Celebration Wall in the main welcoming area at the Grassmarket Centre. Established with the opening of the building in 2012, this wall is a permanent display made up of individual oak bricks, handcrafted from recycled wood by our members.

Each brick is engraved using pyrography techniques, one of the oldest art forms in the world, and proudly displays some of our many valued friends, members, and supporters.

If you, your family, or your organisation would like to commission a brick and become part our Celebration Wall, please email info@grassmarket.org and we will arrange this for you.

Please allow 2-4 weeks for delivery.
All profits support the essential work of The Grassmarket Community Project

Contact us to commission a brick for you, your family or your organisation.

Celebration Wall Bricks - The Grassmarket Project


Choose your brick

People commission a brick for all sorts of reasons. You can choose which size suits you best and tailor the message you want. There is also the option to have an image on there too (see below).

 

Dimensions and prices


Regular Brick

(21cmx 6cm, two lines of text) – £150

 

Large Brick
(21 cm x 13 cm, two lines of text or small image/logo) – £400

 

Keystone Brick
(21cmx21cm, two lines of text or large image/logo) – £1000

 

 

Pyrograph - Celebration Wall - Grassmarket Community Project

More about pyrography

Pyrography or pyrogravure is the free handed art of decorating wood or other materials with burn marks resulting from the controlled application of a heated object such as a poker. It is also known as pokerwork or wood burning.

 

The term means “writing with fire”, from the Greek pur (fire) and graphos (writing). It can be practised using specialised modern pyrography tools, or using a metal implement heated in a fire, or even sunlight concentrated with a magnifying lens.

 

It has been said that the art form dates back to prehistory when early humans created designs using the charred remains of their fires. It was known in China from the time of the Han dynasty, where it was known as “Fire Needle Embroidery”. During the Victorian era, the invention of pyrography machines sparked a widespread interest in the craft, and it was at this time that the term “pyrography” was coined.

Commission a brick for you, your family or your organisation.

Please contact us and we will arrange this for you.