When building brick fireplaces, nobody does it better than architectural designer and master artisan, Clay
Chapman. His work is -- in a word -- EXTRAORDINARY!
Cozy Inglenook Above By Clay Chapman
In addition to fireplaces, Clay Chapman has designed and built a variety of stunning timber frame and brick
struc- tures ranging from period homes to horse stables. A native of the Atlanta area, Clay painstakingly builds
each fireplace one brick at a time!
The monumental design pictured below is a testament to the extraordinary skill of Clay Chapman. The Pierce/Lee House, which contains this majestic brick fireplace, is located in Cedartown, Georgia, and was meticulously built from the ground up by Clay Chapman. (See photo of the Pierce/Lee House at bottom of page)
The following brick fireplaces feature superb detailing. Note how the
is layered to create both raised and recessed surfaces.
The corner fireplace design pictured below, left, also features "layering" of the bricks, as does the
elaborate brick hearth on the right, with
brickwork above the firebox opening. As with all the designs shown on this page, the three that follow are site built, or
fireplaces. Also note the cozy inglenook in the brick hearth design pictured at bottom.