Otto was introduced in 2005 and was sculpted by Sarah Minkiewicz-Breunig to fulfull Joanie's obsession with fuzzy ponies with attitude. Specifically, he represents a German Shetland pony. He is a large 1:9 scale, or in plastic model horse parlance, Traditional scale. Most were made in earthenware ceramic but at least one, maybe more, were cast in bone china by Mark Farmer of Alchemy Ceramics before the Marcherware collaboration ended. Joanie produced a run of 297 brown dun Ottos, painting each one "as if it were a one of a kind" so that individual pieces in the run varied widely. Joanie, Sarah Minkiewicz-Breunig and Lesli Kathman also did a number of custom glazed pieces, with Joanie finishing a little over a dozen and Sarah and Lesli doing around six each. In addition, at least a couple of bisques were produced for other artists to finish. Fun fact- Lesli Kathman named this sculpture "Otto" because he looks like a short, squashy "Ottoman" footrest! Click on the pictures below for larger views.
Custom Glazed by Joanie
Custom Glazed by Sarah
Custom Glazed by Lesli
Photos are by Joanie Berkwitz/Pour Horse with the following exceptions: second row, left hand and center pics on grey background, C. Rouillard; second row, right hand pic (first firing star variation), E. Heritage-Mench; third row, all models and fourth row, left hand and center pics (this one is a test for the original finish run), E. Heritage-Mench; fourth row, right hand pic, J. Funk; blue roan pinto on show table in third to last row of Joanie custom glazes, J. Arns-Rossi; satin bay on white background in second to last row of Joanie custom glazes, Carole Clinky; unicorn in last row of Joanie custom glazes, E. Heritage-Mench. Thank you so much everyone!