Bressay was sculpted by Kristina Lucas Francis and introduced in earthenware ceramic in 1996. She is a large 1:32 or Breyer Stablemate scale; pieces of this size were also marketed as "Thumb" scale by the Pour Horse. A run of 98 light greys and a run of 105 chestnuts were produced, along with a number of bisques and custom glazes. The earliest pieces in the runs of both colors had backwards looking eyes. Variations in the chestnut included a darker chestnut, a very contrasty chestnut with lots of pangare and a dark saddle over the back, and later in the run, a chestnut with no grey shading in the tail. The greys varied in the amount of body shading they had, and some had socks on different feet. Fun fact: Bressay is one of the Shetland Islands in Scotland. Click on the pictures below for larger views.
Original Finish Chestnuts and Greys
The two ponies above left andcenter are tests for the original finish runs.
Photographs are by Joanie Berkwitz with the following exceptions: OF pony on blue background, E. Bouras; silver pony on white tabletop, M. Hart; pinto on brown tabletop, Peidmont Stables; brown dun pony on show table, M. Miller; roan pinto, Carole Clinky; white unicorn, E. Heritage-Mench. Thank you everyone!