In 1973 Ian and Sheryl Smail moved from the city to a 10-acre section in Redvale, on Auckland’s North Shore, their dream was to build a house, and a pottery.

Over the next decade, the three kilns that Ian and others built on this site became a hub, attracting a group of potters who worked, fired and socialised together. The history of Nodsdale is the history of pottery as a social practice: the company in which potters made, fired, and sold their work.

To hear the stories of Nodsdale, and the enduring memories of the work that was made there recounted, join exhibition curator Damian Skinner in conversation with Ian and Sheryl Smail, ceramist Bronwynne Cornish and photographer Geoff Ambler who's images tell the story of the time so evocatively.