I am still working on outstanding commitments, and the upcoming horse color books, but I thought I would pop over here and share a photo of one of the pieces that recently shipped to a (very patient!) customer. This is Karen Gerhardt’s “Heart of Darkness” custom glazed in a bay tovero with belton patterning.
Belton patterning refers to the dark spots on this horse’s face. You can read more about Belton spots on the horse color blog. (The most recent posts are first, so you might want to scroll back to get to the beginning.) The upcoming book has a chapter on this kind of spotting, and I have been fortunate to find quite a few examples that are included there. I thought the pattern was a great way to draw attention to this particular sculpture’s sweet facial expression.