Posts tagged with Crown Lynn

Mirek Smisek (1925–2013)

It is with sadness that we farewell the distinguished New Zealand potter Mirek Smisek, who passed away last week. Mirek’s life was dedicated to his craft. He began working with clay in Sydney, after having left his devastated homeland, Czechoslovakia, at the end of World War II. Mirek consolidated his passion for pottery when he moved to… Read more »

Ernest Shufflebotham – the unbeatable All White of Crown Lynn

I am currently working on a fashion exhibition entitled New Zealand in Vogue, the content and layout of which is inspired by Vogue New Zealand, which graced magazine stands between 1957 and 1968. Each case is inspired by a Vogue headline. One of my favourites is ‘Unbeatable All-Blacks’ – a spread, not of famous black… Read more »

Crown Lynn: Crockery of Distinction (with a touch of sauciness)

This weekend the City Gallery, Wellington opens Crown Lynn: Crockery of Distinction, a celebration of New Zealand’s most iconic home ware producers. Drawing on public and private collections, the exhibition ‘considers the company’s vital role in a history of home-grown creativity, international influence and innovative design, and the nature of collecting itself’. Understanding New Zealander’s… Read more »