June 29, 2019

More Miss Lizzies


My own personal copy of Lizzie, painted by the amazing Caroline Boydston!



And a wonderful splash pinto by Angelica Nelson (Elk Horn Stables Studios), with a custom short mane by Tempestwind Studio.




June 21, 2019

Lizzie painted by Mindy Berg


Have you seen this amazing appy Miss Lizzie by Mindy Berg? I just had to share these pics here too. :)

Instead of completely closing the edition this month, on June 30 only the 6 month time payment option will disappear. This means you can still order Miss Lizzie throughout the summer! Until my next sculpture becomes available. 



June 15, 2019

Breyer Premier Club Rhian & Cadell for sale!



Great news! I have several sets of the lovely Breyer PC welsh mare and foal, Rhian & Cadell, available for sale. The sculptures are designed by me, as well as the finishwork.
They are €155 per set plus shipping. They come in their original packaging, with velvet pouch and COA. Breyer has done a fantastic job recreating these guys in plastic! Read here how Jennifer Buxton of Braymere Custom Saddlery fell in love with her set.

Prices are in euros and the ponies ship from the Netherlands. You will receive Rhian & Cadell in their original, unopened box, so you can have the pleasure of unpacking them. :) Unless you would rather have me open the box for you and check the models first, just let me know. 

Shipping: EU countries €10, Netherlands €6, USA/world €24 with tracking (€18 without tracking).

Edit: All sets have been sold, thank you!

May 31, 2019

Inspiring finishwork

Jools, painted by Nikki Button
Long Mane Lola, painted by Meghann Lorei
Abrantes, painted by Nikki Button
Jools, painted by Anna Dobrowolska (Horse and Bird studio)
Lola, painted by Sarah Bieber


May 19, 2019

Some recently finished commissions


Carlito, sculpted by Brigitte Eberl, in sooty buckskin. Owned by Carol Johnson.



Fred & Ginger, Artist's Proof #1 in bay roan and blue roan, owned by Carol Johnson.




Faran, Artist's Proof #7 in chestnut, owned by Whitney Bishop.




Sorry folks, no new commissions accepted until all current ones are finished.


April 16, 2019

Miss Lizzie painted by Nikki Button!

Photos and finishwork by Nikki Button

The amazing Nikki Button has done it again! A perfect palomino Miss Lizzie. And doesn't she look great in tack? I am one happy artist here, so great to see my sculpture come to life!

This lovely mare is available for offers, you can find Nikki's ad here on MH$P.








March 15, 2019

How it's made: sculpting in epoxy


The original Miss Lizzie sculpture is made of two-part epoxy clay*, sculpted layer by layer over a lightweight armature. Epoxy turns rock hard only a few hours after mixing, which is a curse as well as a blessing. It takes a different approach than working in soft clay or wax. Here are some things that I have learned over the years: 

- Always wear gloves when working with epoxy, frequent exposure can cause a nasty allergic reaction to it (like your skin falling off, trust me, I've seen it). Try powder free nitrile gloves, they last long and don’t smell bad like the latex ones.
- Build the sculpture up in layers (like an onion) instead of working on one body part at a time. I find it easier to get the proportions right this way. 
- Don’t sculpt any details until you’ve got the overall shape and depth in all dimensions. If you need to correct an area (you probably will), it will hurt less if you don’t have to destroy many hours worth of detailing.
- A sculpting stand is not your friend when working in epoxy. Putting the sculpture on its feet regularly helps keeping the symmetry and balance on the right track. 
 
 
 

* I use Milliput Superfine White. Favorite sculpting tools? See here.

March 5, 2019

Abrantes painted by Sarah Bieber


Isn't he beautiful? This copy of Abrantes has been painted by young German artist Sarah Bieber. If you'd like to see more of her work (you do), go visit her website!





February 26, 2019

Miss Lizzie released!


Miss Lizzie is now available for ordering! You can get your copy in the Sculpture Shop page. The edition is open for 4 months, but there is a limit of 180 castings to make sure we are able to produce and ship all orders in a timely manner. With 180 copies there should be enough to go around, though. :)

I'm so looking forward to seeing the first painted copies pop up! And I can imagine she looks great wearing tack, so that's another thing I can't wait to see.

February 23, 2019

January 31, 2019

Miss Lizzie pre-orders, 12 available!


UPDATE: All 12 pre-orders are sold, thank you! Edition will open later in February. International orders and time payments will be welcome then.

This is going to be a semi-open edition. Available for ordering 3-4 months, or until a certain number of castings is reached (to keep it logistically possible to ship everything in time).




January 30, 2019

Miss Lizzie: ready for detailing


Stay tuned, I will be taking pre-orders soon. Miss Lizzie is sculpted in 1:9 scale (about the same size as the Stone ISH, maybe just a tad smaller).