Scrabbling in the Dirt
The majority of the Portage Ceramics Trust’s Crown Lynn collection came from the purchase of a private collection from Richard Quinn. He obtained the diverse collection of ceramics, moulds, archives and other items from a variety of sources, including directly from the Crown Lynn factory in its closing down days.
Crown Lynn Potteries, New Lynn
Crown Lynn was one of New Zealand’s most important companies, producing hundreds of thousands of ceramics each week. Its wares were in almost every New Zealand home and were exported to the United States, Australia and Canada. The company played a vital part in the economy and social fabric of West Auckland and New Lynn in particular.