These sculptures feature the proud forms of two rearing horses, creating a fantastic display of strength. The under glaze is near black, but reveals an iridescent sheen of slick blues, greens and copper tones.
A green drip glaze runs from the top of the head and down the back, with a touch of glaze on the forelegs and under the rear legs. A skillful inclusion of drip glaze on the mane, legs and tail creates a negative highlight that brings another dimension to each piece.
The variation in colour and the effect of gravity on the glaze evokes imagery of the Boreal forests surrounding the Blue Mountains, which the glaze is said to be inspired by.
An interesting property of the glaze is that the glaze is not opaque - if a bright light is shone upon a horse, the brown shades of the clay underneath begin to shine through. This particular form of horse was available as part of the Blue Mountain Pottery range from the 1970s.
Excellent, no chips, cracks or scratches. One sculpture has the original Blue Mountain Pottery label on the underside. There is very light crazing across the pieces, wear that is commensurable with age of piece) on the underside - please see photos as part of condition report.
Measures c. 12" / 30.5 cm tall (from tallest point to base ) x c. 2.8" / 7 cm wide (base width) x c. 8.3" / 21 cm in length (from fore hoof to end of tail)
Unpackaged weight: c. 1.3 kg / 1,330 g
Sculptures will be securely packaged and shipping will be insured.
Shipping will be combined for multiple items.
A BIT OF HISTORY
Blue Mountain Pottery was founded by Josef Weider in Collingwood, Ontario just after World War II, and was named after the neighbouring Blue Mountains. Blue Mountain Pottery, also known as BMP, produced a range of pieces such as kitchenware, vases, ashtrays and bowls, as well as a variety of animal forms.
The Blue Mountain glaze effect was hand-produced with a 2-step brush and dip process, resulting in each piece being unique. Blue Mountain Pottery eventually closed in December 2004.