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Heading off to Lexington

“Vincent”, a Taboo glazed in dappled rose grey

Both this and my horse color blog have been sadly neglected in the last year while I worked on the new guide book series (the first, Common Breeds and their Colors, is now available) and tried to reclaim my studio from a backlog of old projects. That should change in the upcoming weeks, since the new seminar for this year will continue here on these pages. At the moment that will be in the form of blog posts, but I am also working with friends to figure out how to do a voice-over presentation. If that can be done, we may be adding video here shortly.

So stay tuned for developments, and in the meantime, enjoy some images of shiny ponies!

Another image of Vincent

I have also been experimenting with some satin (almost matte) glazes.

“Nibbles”, a red dun overo Oliver

And we’ve also been going a little retro here at the studio, and revisiting some of the old Pour Horse molds. It has been fun to go back to where it all began, and use current-day glazing techniques on them.

unnamed Bressay in chestnut tobiano with sabino influence

But perhaps most importantly for my productivity, I have at last made peace with my “cheaters” for doing close work, as this Micro-mini scale trophy for the upcoming Breakables Show proves. I have been really keen to see how far we can push the envelope when it comes to china and smaller scales, so getting my aging vision on board with that idea was a huge thing!

One of two Breakables Challenge Awards glazed in black tobiano (two different patterns)

These are just a sampling of what has come out of the studio in the last few months, so stayed tuned for more pictures in the near future!

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Still catching up…


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.

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