Barry's Open Road

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  • INTERVIEWED BY:

    Yankee Kiwis

  • INTERVIEW LOCATION:

    Coromandel, Waikato New Zealand

  • AIRED ON:

    Public Television: Season 6

  • ON DVD:

    Roadtrip Nation: Season 6

BARRY BRICKELL

Potter/Railway Engineer
Driving Creek Potteries and Railway

“The answer is having a passion and a vision.”

INTERESTS:

Art Engineering

THEMES DISCUSSED:

Family Hard Work Individualism Money & Financial Security Negativity Passion Pressure

TAGS:

academics, conformity, manual labor, material possessions, originality, parents, pots, pottery, railroad, railway, school, teaching, trains, unique, vision

BIOGRAPHY:

At age 14, when most teen boys would be more into playing sports or fixing cars, Barry Brickell had a knack for creating pottery. After becoming a teacher, Barry worked for less than a year before beginning his pottery business, Driving Creek Potteries. After a while, Barry focused on another one of his passions—railways—and invested money into a functioning railway on his property in Coromandel, New Zealand. Today, Barry employs four railway engineers and continues to make pottery.

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