The yellow-washed main house has been the setting for the life of the entrepreneurial Petersen family for many generations. The yellow-washed main house has been the setting for the life of the entrepreneurial Petersen family for many generations. The garden has a view of the cove and the many bricks packed and ready for dispatch. The garden has a view of the cove and the many bricks packed and ready for dispatch. Garage, smithy, hen house and granary from 1927 were rebuilt in 1993 to accommodate the brickworks' administration. Annette Petersen, then an architect student, was in charge of the project. The garden is furnished by Per Arnoldi's sculptural houses in corten steel. Garage, smithy, hen house and granary from 1927 were rebuilt in 1993 to accommodate the brickworks' administration. Annette Petersen, then an architect student, was in charge of the project. The garden is furnished by Per Arnoldi's sculptural houses in corten steel. Previously, bricks were shipped directly from the brickworks' own pier and out into the world. Today, you can no longer see ships loaded with bricks, but the cove is still as beautiful as back then. Previously, bricks were shipped directly from the brickworks' own pier and out into the world. Today, you can no longer see ships loaded with bricks, but the cove is still as beautiful as back then. Sample walls with all of Petersen Tegl's brick products are located several places on the site. Sample walls with all of Petersen Tegl's brick products are located several places on the site. The brickworks' department for special bricks has contributed to several church restorations. One example can be seen in the garden. The brickworks' department for special bricks has contributed to several church restorations. One example can be seen in the garden. If the Kolumba sample walls spark new ideas in a customer, the brickworks is ready to experiment with colours and textures until the goal is achieved. If the Kolumba sample walls spark new ideas in a customer, the brickworks is ready to experiment with colours and textures until the goal is achieved. Brickworks owner Christian A. Petersen has several passions. One is bonsai trees which he finds and cultivates himself. Brickworks owner Christian A. Petersen has several passions. One is bonsai trees which he finds and cultivates himself. And with great pleasure. And with great pleasure. The portal was created by Peter Hesk, one of the many artists to leave their mark on the garden of the brickworks. The portal was created by Peter Hesk, one of the many artists to leave their mark on the garden of the brickworks. Over the years, many artists have left their mark on the brickworks. A student of the Swedish artist Ulla Viotti left a stout brick woman. Over the years, many artists have left their mark on the brickworks. A student of the Swedish artist Ulla Viotti left a stout brick woman. Every year, Petersen Tegl welcomes hundreds of visitors. Sometimes visits are followed by lunch onboard the ship Emma, which is moored at the brickworks. Every year, Petersen Tegl welcomes hundreds of visitors. Sometimes visits are followed by lunch onboard the ship Emma, which is moored at the brickworks. The ship 'Emma' has belonged to the Petersen family since 1970. She was built in 1931 and was then registered at Læsø under the name of 'Jumbo'. Today, the ship is under the command of captain Lars 'Lasse' Truelsen (left) and first officer Michael Dorow. The ship 'Emma' has belonged to the Petersen family since 1970. She was built in 1931 and was then registered at Læsø under the name of 'Jumbo'. Today, the ship is under the command of captain Lars 'Lasse' Truelsen (left) and first officer Michael Dorow. While red clay is gathered a few kilometres from the brickworks, blue clay is found only a few metres from the brickworks. The procedure has remained unchanged since 1791. While red clay is gathered a few kilometres from the brickworks, blue clay is found only a few metres from the brickworks. The procedure has remained unchanged since 1791. As the first step in the processing, the stones in the clay are crushed by large rollers. As the first step in the processing, the stones in the clay are crushed by large rollers. Once the clay has been cleaned of stones, it is taken into the production facility through large box feeders. Once the clay has been cleaned of stones, it is taken into the production facility through large box feeders. The clay is taken for pugging at long belts. The clay is taken for pugging at long belts. In a large pug mill, the clay is processed and water and steam added. Then it is taken to the machines which mould the bricks. In a large pug mill, the clay is processed and water and steam added. Then it is taken to the machines which mould the bricks. Petersen Tegl has designed its own large machines which emulate the way in which handmade bricks are made. This results in non-uniform bricks. Petersen Tegl has designed its own large machines which emulate the way in which handmade bricks are made. This results in non-uniform bricks. Once the bricks have been moulded, they are dried for three days. In this process, each brick loses as much water as can be contained in a normal wine bottle. The hole in the centre of the brick ensures that the brick is dried all the way to the centre. Once the bricks have been moulded, they are dried for three days. In this process, each brick loses as much water as can be contained in a normal wine bottle. The hole in the centre of the brick ensures that the brick is dried all the way to the centre. After the drying process, the bricks are reloaded onto the cars taking them through the kiln. After the drying process, the bricks are reloaded onto the cars taking them through the kiln. As the only brickworks in Denmark, Petersen Tegl fires its bricks with coal which gives the famous, varying play of colours. The bricks are fired at 1060 degrees Celsius. The kiln is 80 metres long. As the only brickworks in Denmark, Petersen Tegl fires its bricks with coal which gives the famous, varying play of colours. The bricks are fired at 1060 degrees Celsius. The kiln is 80 metres long. It takes three days for the bricks to pass through the kiln. As a result of the firing technique, minimal dimension variations, cracks and deformations may occur in the bricks, but these are irrelevant for the durability of the bricks. It takes three days for the bricks to pass through the kiln. As a result of the firing technique, minimal dimension variations, cracks and deformations may occur in the bricks, but these are irrelevant for the durability of the bricks. A team of six or seven people inspect and mix the bricks before dispatch from the brickworks – all pallets therefore arrive ready for use at the building site. A team of six or seven people inspect and mix the bricks before dispatch from the brickworks – all pallets therefore arrive ready for use at the building site. The range of bricks includes 31 bricks in a wealth of colours. Furthermore, the brickworks manufactures bricks in special colours, exactly according to the customers' requests. The range of bricks includes 31 bricks in a wealth of colours. Furthermore, the brickworks manufactures bricks in special colours, exactly according to the customers' requests. Kolumba™ is manufactured in wooden moulds after which the bricks are dried and fired. Varying temperatures in the firing process give the bricks a mixture of textures and beautiful shades. Kolumba™ is manufactured in wooden moulds after which the bricks are dried and fired. Varying temperatures in the firing process give the bricks a mixture of textures and beautiful shades. The Kolumba™ bricks are inspected minutely before they are packed and dispatched. The Kolumba™ brick was developed in cooperation between Petersen Tegl and the Swiss architect Peter Zumthor. The Kolumba™ bricks are inspected minutely before they are packed and dispatched. The Kolumba™ brick was developed in cooperation between Petersen Tegl and the Swiss architect Peter Zumthor. Every morning, the owner of the brickworks, Christian A. Petersen, does a round where he inspects all processes at the brickworks and takes the time to talk to nearly all 80 employees. Every morning, the owner of the brickworks, Christian A. Petersen, does a round where he inspects all processes at the brickworks and takes the time to talk to nearly all 80 employees. The department for special and moulded bricks started on 1991 when the brickworks was entrusted with the task of making moulded bricks for the renovation of the Tivoli main entrance. Since then, Petersen Tegn has delivered special bricks to numerous building projects. The department for special and moulded bricks started on 1991 when the brickworks was entrusted with the task of making moulded bricks for the renovation of the Tivoli main entrance. Since then, Petersen Tegn has delivered special bricks to numerous building projects. The handmade, moulded bricks are manufactured by pressing a wet lump of clay into a wooden mould. The handmade, moulded bricks are manufactured by pressing a wet lump of clay into a wooden mould. The excess clay is removed. The excess clay is removed. By using the water as release agent, the wooden mould can be lifted off. By using the water as release agent, the wooden mould can be lifted off. The wooden mould has been lifted off – the wet moulded brick remains. The wooden mould has been lifted off – the wet moulded brick remains. The moulded bricks are set aside for drying and are then fired. The moulded bricks are set aside for drying and are then fired.