Oberon was sculpted by Sarah Rose and introduced in fine bone china in 2003. He represents a Percheron stallion and is 1:32 scale, or in plastic model horse terminology, Stablemate or Chip scale. He was the first of what would be three releases in the Marcherware line, a collaboration between Joanie and Mark Farmer of Alchemy Ceramics in England, in which Mark cast the pieces and Joanie finished them. A run of 46 light flaxen chestnuts was produced, as well as three of each in the following custom colors: blonde chestnut, sooty chestnut, liver chestnut, chestnut roan, bay roan, bay, bay pinto, bay sabino, bay silver, red dun, black leopard appaloosa, satin finish white grey, and dark dapple grey. Mark, Joanie, and Sarah all received one horse in each of these colors to keep or sell. In 2012 -2013 a second run of Oberons was produced, two of each in the following custom colors: black tovero, black roan, grulla, sooty buckskin, buckskin tobiano and black leopard appaloosa. Mark was no longer involved at this point, so Joanie and Sarah both received one horse in each of these colors to keep or sell. Click on the pictures below for larger views.
Original finish light flaxen chestnut
The horse above center and above left is a one-off silver bay, which is different from both the liver chestnut to the right and the silver bay below.
Above, the appaloosa from the first release of Oberons; below, the appaloosa from the second release.
Photographs by Joanie Berkwitz/The Pour Horse with the following exceptions: group photo of liver chestnut, red dun and bay pinto, J. Funk; black tovero, J. Funk; original finish chestnut on light background, L. Shaw; dark dapple grey, bay sabino, appaloosa and light dun, Carole Clinky; OF chestnut on dark background, Carole Clinky; buckskin tobiano, red dun, grulla, and leopard appy on dark grey background, S. Rose. Thank you everyone!!!