Collier was sculpted by Kristina Lucas Francis and introduced in earthenware ceramic in 1998. Collier represents a Belgian stallion, although due to molding challenges the piece appears to be of indeterminate gender. Collier is "Thumb" scale, or in other words, 1:32 or Breyer "Stablemate" scale. A total of 196 were produced in red roan, along with a number of bisques and custom glazes. The first batch of pieces that were fired in the run were marked with a star on the belly. The run had two variations: the first seventy or so pieces had a sprayed grey oversheen, the "smooth body" variation; later pieces had more of a speckled roan effect, the "flecked" variation. While concurrently working on the Seneca run, Joanie discovered a technique for roaning that involved spraying color at a very low PSI, which she used for the "flecked" variation. Collier is also the first Pour Horse that was also produced in resin, a one mold run made by Randy Buckler of DaBar Express. Click on the pictures below for larger views.
Original Finish Variations
Custom Glazed and Claybody Customs
Above, claybody customized by Sarah MB.
Dapple grey above finished by Lesli Kathman. Dun above claybody customized by Sarah MB.
Photos by Joanie Berkwitz/The Pour Horse with the following exceptions: the chestnut custom glazed Collier with the long mane, E. Heritage-Mench; chestnut custom glazed Collier with long mane and mealy muzzle, L. Pinkham; "flecked variation" and custom glazed roan Collier, J. Arns-Rossi; chestnut claybody custom, E.LaRose; bay roan with big white face, M. Myers; show photos in the last two rows, M. Miller. Thank you ladies!!