Story: Crafts and applied arts

Barry Brickell at work, 1970

Barry Brickell trained as a teacher but only taught for a few months in Coromandel, instead becoming a full-time potter there in 1961. He established the Driving Creek Pottery, where he also explored another passion, narrow-gauge railway. Watch Brickell remove his pots from the kiln in this clip from a 1970 short film.

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Reference: Barry Brickell: Potter. National Film Unit, 1970

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Douglas Lloyd Jenkins and Lucy Hammonds, 'Crafts and applied arts - Craft in the 1950s and 1960s', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 21 May 2022)

Story by Douglas Lloyd Jenkins and Lucy Hammonds, published 22 Oct 2014