Hadrian was sculpted by Sarah Rose and introduced in earthenware ceramic in 2003. He is Thumb scale, or in other words, 1:32 or Breyer "Stablemate" scale. Hadrian represents a Dales pony. A run of approximately 251 dark bay ponies was produced. Joanie cast Hadrian in colored slip, a technique she hadn't used before, as she wanted this release to have the richness of color similar to what the California pottery company Hagen Renaker achieved using this method. In addition, 109 bisque Hadrians were produced, which were finished both by Joanie and other artists. Click on pictures below for larger views.
Bay Hadrian Tests And Original Finish Bays
From Left to right: 1) Original Prototype (non-colored slip). 2) Colored slip prototype 3) Lighter colored slip prototype (this was used for the flyer mailing). 4) First OFs ("Swirly, No Black" variation). 5) Regular Original Finish run.
Above left, Hadrian with the wax master for molding. Above right, more photos of the original prototype and two colored slip prototypes.
Hadrian Custom Glazed
Photos by Joanie Berkwitz/Pour Horse with the following exceptions: all photos in the second to last row, Carole Clinky; dapple grey with base C. Alvarez-Plitz (detailing on this piece was done by her as well); chestnut appy, T. Wong; bay roan, M. Gaulding; Hadrian-corn, E. Heritage-Mench; fleabitten grey on light background, L. Pinkham. Thank you very much!!