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Barry Brickell Part 1

“Most normal people would go to bed with a book and a cup of tea but you go to bed with a plank and a lump of clay”

Preview / 00:01:17

Full Episode / 00:31:51

In This Episode

The Cultural Icon's first filmed interview took place between writer, potter and conservationist Barry Brickell and Hamish Keith. As long-time friends, the interview brims with warmth, humour, and priceless stories about the arts scene in Auckland, Barry’s pottery techniques, the development of the two men as artists, Barry’s childhood on the North Shore and feeling “highly nostalgic” on his return to Devonport as a Michael King Writers Centre resident (at the time of the interview).
Also see part two of Barry’s interview with Graeme Lay.

Barry Brickell's railways and potteries: