Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Ilapa, a Stormwatch in Dapple Grey

Dapple grey is hard to do in earthenware... especially working with such a big guy. Stormwatch, with his fly-away mane and tail, presents particular difficulties, but when this dapple grey was done I was very pleased! It took multiple erasing, spraying, and firing to achieve this dappled piece.

(as always, you can click on the photo for a larger version)


Taboos, just for fun

Here are some random Taboos, just for kicks. The sculpture is by Sarah Minkiewicz-Breunig, and he is a small guy... a bit over 2" tall. Taboo is part of a set, and I was fortunate enough to make the mold on him, so I have been able to produce a limited number in custom colors. His head and his tail are molded separately, and he is assembled in the 'wet cheese' stage of casting.

Taboo is a snotty, spirited stallion!

Rose grey with satin glaze, in the tradition of Hagen-Renaker

Lightly dappled grey, satin glaze

Brown dun overo, glossy glaze

Grulla, glossy glaze

Grulla from the other side

Red dun, glossy glaze

The red dun's face

Mulberry with light dappling

Leopard Appaloosa

Fun, aren't they?