The Kilns Project

The Kilns Project

  • 2018 – ongoing

This project investigates 2 beehive kilns built in Te Horo by the late Mirek Smisek, an internationally acclaimed potter, which are being relocated by the NZ Transport Agency. Materials reclaimed from Mireks potting shed will be used to create the artworks. Initial investigations include historical research, establishing dialogues, and producing tracings/rubbings of Mirek and Pamella Annsouths pottery which were fired in the kilns. Documenting the relocation will also be a major part of the project.

MAIN IMAGE: Grant Tilly, Beehive Kilns, print on paper, 1972
IMAGES 1,2: Conservation Plan – Smisek Kilns, Kilns 1974, Kiln bracing 2015, KCDC Report February 2015
IMAGE 3: The Kilns boarded up, 2018
IMAGE 4,5: Mireks potting shed, 2019
IMAGES 6-9: Trace drawings, 2018


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