Spark Gap was sculpted by Kristina Lucas Francis and introduced in earthenware ceramic in 1998. He is a large 1:12 or Breyer Classic scale, and represents a Standardbred gelding. A run of 15 pieces was produced in red roan and was sold via lottery. A handful of custom glazes was also made, as well as a limited run in resin by DaBar. Spark Gap is a portrait of the real Standardbred Red Rhone. Click on the pictures below for larger views.
Original Finish Red Roan-Variations
The chestnut above was detailed by Kristina. She also claybodied ad finished the grey in the center. Left, a photo of Red Rhone, the inspiration for the OF run.
Photos are by Joanie Berkwitz with the exception of the OF's on the solid blue background, which are by E. Heritage-Mench, photos with planters, J. Hall, bay on grey backdrop, unknown; and photos on black backgrounds in top row, Carole Clinky. Thank you!