Boreas Percheron China in Cobalt Blue Available

UPDATE: Sold

Here is a fabulous Boreas Percheron in earthenware ceramic, with a deep cobalt blue glaze. My Boreas mold is degrading fast so I don’t think there will be many more of these made. These art glaze colors are super popular (and I love them too) and this BIG boy looks especially good in blue!

I’m asking $525 USA shipping included. I do ship overseas and can get you a price for that.

Paypal is the form of payment accepted. If you are interested: Email Karen

Two “Fly” Tiles Available

Update: Both are sold

Here are the first two ceramic versions of my “If I Could Fly” pegasus bas relief tile. They are for sale at $200 each USA postage paid.

One is green and the other is a dusky teal color. The teal one is in a crackle glaze though the crackling is subtle. Note: these photos make the teal look a little more blue than it actually is. My camera was having trouble seeing this color!

They are each mounted into a 12″ x 4″ x 2″ black wood frame. It can be stood on a tabletop or mounted on the wall.

Paypal is the form of payment accepted. If you are interested: Email Karen

Green FLY tile

Green FLY tile


Dusky Teal FLY Tile

Dusky Teal FLY Tile

Denderah Arabian Sculpture Completed

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Today I have officially finished the Denderah Arabian Stallion sculpture.

It takes me so long to get work done these days (blame our active, travel-y, fun retirement life!) that I forget how great it feels to finish something!!! Hooray!

I quickly took a bunch of “raw” photos of the work with my phone, for my resin casting and bone china producers to see the horse and give me price quotes. If you’d like to see these too (DISCLAIMER: bad phone photos with lots of perspective distortion!!!!!) go to this link on google drive. You can see him dance with a can of Coke Zero since he’s not mounted to a base. ☺️

I will make a gallery of official sculpture photos when I receive the first resin cast and can put it on an actual base.

Plans

I am in no hurry to bring this to market. I’m definitely waiting until after the holiday period.

For the resin edition I am thinking about ordering 10 pieces only, offering them for sale first-come, first-served and see how that goes. Then I’ll decide how many more I want to have made. I also need to order the black plexiglas bases and will have to fit each resin to its base. (They will look just like the shiny black plexiglas plinths that my Streetwise QH resins were released on.)  I’m guesstimating this first sale will happen in February.

Bone china edition: I have no information about that yet.

Thanks for following my work! Stay tuned here and to my Facebook/Instagram accounts for news.

Denderah!

The new official name of my upcoming Arabian Stallion sculpture is… 

Denderah

Named after one of the most significant and stunning ancient temple sites in Egypt. (Pronounced “Den-DARE-ah”).

He is also getting an entirely new tail. I wasn’t 100% thrilled with it when viewed from all angles, and then after consulting with the resin casting pros at Mountain View Studios, I am going to attach one point of it to the raised left hind leg. 

More to come soon … I’m hoping to open for a special limited number of resin pre-orders on November 9th, the one year anniversary of our visit to this inspiring and amazing place from antiquity.

Questions? Email Karen

Arabian Stallion Sculpture Update

Just a quick note about the new work, which is 99.999% complete as of this writing. And hello to all the new subscribers to this mailing list. Thank you for joining!

Arabian Stallion, 8.25″ tall

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Arabian Stallion, 11″ long

 

 

 

 

 

(NOTE: The raised foreleg is the thing that needs to be fixed. We are currently vacationing in Arizona and even though I brought my work with me, I didn’t bring the one tool I need to reposition that leg! So it must wait until I get back to the studio. Same for the ability to take professional studio photos, ha.)

I’ve moved into fact-finding on prices, quantities, and timing for resins and bone chinas of this work. (I am also probably going to change the name, which is why I’m referring to it as “Arabian Stallion” for now.) No resin sales will happen before early 2020, and chinas will probably take much MUCH longer… so please stay tuned.

Many thanks as always for your support of my work!

FLY Plaques On Sale Now

Just a reminder that I’m now home from the “Breyerfest Break” and that I am open for sales on the “If I Could Fly” pegasus plaques in resin. They are $45 each USA postage paid ( two for $70). I do ship overseas, inquire and I’ll figure out the postage. They are in stock now, no waiting.

To order: Email Karen

I have not seen ANY of these painted yet… and there are more than 40 of them out in the world. Be sure to send me a photo of yours!

Also, there’s an all-medallion show happening in conjunction with The Jennifer Show in Denver in September. It’s called Medallion Mayhem (link is to a Facebook group page) and you can show any size and shape of basically non-3D horse-related sculptural art. The FLY plaques can enter in several categories. I will be entering an unpainted porcelain and an art-glazed china one. I will not have time to get a resin version painted myself so I do hope someone else will!

Studio News

Welcome to summer! Well, almost summer here in the Colorado Rockies, but it’s still cold at night and there is a LOT of snow on the highest peaks.

Here’s a rundown on my studio doings.

“If I Could Fly” resin plaques

I have shipped out all of the “If I Could Fly” plaques from last month’s initial online offering. Thank you SO much for the great support of this project! This was such a fun, spur-of-the-moment work for me last winter, and I’m so glad it turned out well.

For those of you who bought one or are planning to… I have found a cheap-but-nice source for black wood frames that fit these resin plaques perfectly. I highly recommend showing your plaque off in one of these. They are about $12.00 and can be ordered from Jerry’s Artarama. (Scroll down to the 4×12″ size.) I bought a pack of 8 since I’ll need a lot of them! They are deep enough that you can just stand it up on a table top for display, if you don’t want to hang it. Here’s a photo of how they look in the frame:

FLY Resins Ordering Reminder 
There are 100 pieces in the resin edition, so there’s no problem with selling out yet! I’ve stopped processing and shipping until after BreyerFest (July 10-15). (We are traveling the 2nd half of June and then I only have a few days until I leave for BF.) But you can RESERVE ONE at any time, and I’ll put you on the list. Then I’ll contact you after July 15th for payment. They are $45 each or $70 for two, PPD. Just send me an email with how many you want. Email Karen.

Resins for sale at BreyerFest
I decided to only bring 10 pieces to sell in person at BF. They are heavy and I don’t want to weigh down my flight luggage. But they are only $35 if bought from me there. To find me with them, on Thursday, July 11, 9-10am, I’ll be at the Resin Futurity Live Show, which is a BreyerFest event. Cash only, $35 each. The Resin Futurity (a live show just for artist resins) will be held at the Four Points by Sheraton, 1938 Stanton Way, Lexington, KY. (Across the interstate from the Clarion Hotel.) Here’s how the finished donation plaque I painted looks in the frame:

Ceramic FLY tiles:
I successfully made a ceramics mold, and cast two test tiles, one in earthenware and one in porcelain. They both fired to bisque beautifully. They are now separately being test-fired with simple art and clear glazes in the next couple days. This will be an open edition, but probably not that many total will be made, as, with all ceramics, it’s a slow and tedious process! I am definitely excited about custom glazing some of them. It is more like doing a painting than painting a typical 3-D horse!

What’s Next

Here is my newest sculpture, “Ghazir”, an Arabian stallion. It is almost finished, and I’m in the final push now. His head and ears are the last thing with major work yet to be done. Then I will sculpt the mane and tail. The tail is going to come down to the left and touch the ground, so that the piece will stand on three points. I am pretty much done with the body; last details always get finalized on the master resin cast I make from a waste mold.

My end product for this work is a small edition of bone china or porcelain, on a ceramic base. I’m looking for a Royal Worcester-like high-end presentation/feel. All of which I will custom glaze myself. I am ready for a new piece to glaze and get excited about!! I am undecided about a resin edition at this time. I’m thinking probably not… but I will need to have a good quality resin mold made to get several master resins for china production… so I might make a few resins available from that mold. Stay tuned!

My husband and I have a busy summer of travel; cycling the San Juan Islands, Washington State, in June, and then cycling in Germany near Berlin and touring Prague in August. But once this sculpture is done I am ready to start glazing chinas again!  Plus I did not produce an oil painting in 2018 😦 and I want to get back into that this fall.

We got a Keeshond puppy last November, Wally, who has brought much joy (and a LOT of work in training) but now at nearly 10 month we think he’s going to be the companion dog we’ve dreamed of creating! Here he is already living his best mountain life in our “mud season”:

Thank you so much for your support. I means a lot to me. Have a wonderful summer and I hope to see a lot of you in Kentucky!