Saturday, September 18, 2010

Yesterday's kiln load...

Yesterday's kiln load was full of fun... and this guy is the class clown of the lot! He's a chestnut splash Dafydd... splash isn't something that I commonly do, but I happened to find a whole website full of splash Welsh ponies and it inspired me!

 He's not the same type as they are (I think they are Sec As and I think he is more like a Sec C?) but Lesli says that she does have a photo of a splash in the larger 'horse' type. Anyway, he has a lot of work on his mane especially. That layering took three firings to get the colors right. Each color (starting with the darkest and deepest) was applied, then removed in areas, applied again, removed again, until it was built up to the lighter color which was sprayed over all. His face also has a lot of depth in the pinks, accenting his super crispy detail. He was the third or fourth casting out of the new mold, so he's as nice as they come!
He is looking for a new owner over on MHSP ! (update: SOLD!)


  1. Ooh, that's lovely! I think I found your inspiration was it "Nistar Flash"? What an unusual marking!
    This combining of the Welsh ponies with Pinto markings has a really cross-continental feel to it; the European vs the American, I love the result!

    Loving the new blog Joanie, very professional!


  2. He's gorgeous! And very fun! Nice to see a blog just for the pottery.