Valerie Ringer Monk
Valerie Ringer Monk is the author of two successful books on Crown Lynn – Crown Lynn: a New Zealand Icon and Crown Lynn Collector’s Handbook. The books are based on detailed research including recorded interviews with Crown Lynn founder Sir Tom Clark and other long-serving staff. Valerie first became interested in Crown Lynn tableware about 20 years ago, and has amassed a substantial collection. More recently, she has begun researching other New Zealand potteries such as Royal Oak, Studio Ceramics and Temuka. A journalist and public relations professional, Valerie lives in Whangarei.