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Some Mayon Ceramics History 1972 - 1982

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Post  Ev Fri 24 Jan - 15:52

Info regarding Mayon Ceramics.

The Mayon project was partially funded by the NZ Government.
The new factory was a 30% venture with Filipino interests.
Filipino were trained by Crown Lynn.
The factory was managed by NZers for 5 years then Filipino took over.
Crown Lynn continued technical support.
Mayon sold pottery to USA and Australia.
Only one mug shape shows up as the same shape as Crown Lynn, nothing else.
At least 5 patterns they used were also used by Crown Lynn.
Mayon Ceramics is not in the Ceramco Company Directory 1979.
Te Toi Uku has a range of template drawings that were designed by David Jenkin in a colour by numbers style and the patterns were Artista, Ligaya, Luzon, Fiesta, Verdi and Mindinao that were made at the beginning of the venture.
Te Toi Uku also have 2 planters, a bowl and two cups plus backstamps for Sinag, Tala, Diwata and Pagasa.

The only designers I have come across are David Jenkin (when they first started) Armando Samson and Toresita Jose.

Titian Potteries and Luke Adams potteries were run by Crown Lynn and all of the moulds were made at New Lynn and given to these potteries to make and are covered in the Crown Lynn records.
There are no production records for Mayon Ceramics in the Crown Lynn archives.

So is Mayon Ceramics Crown Lynn?

Some of the backstamps include the words Crown Lynn Philippines and that is what I would call Mayon, an entity into itself.

Yes there is a huge connection, but personally I don't think of it as Crown Lynn.

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