Clinky Classic IV Goes Forth

 

Show Location

#Brazelton Lodge #190
964 Hwy 92 S
Dandridge, TN 37725






DEFINITIONS aka WHAT HORSE GOES WHERE!

OF Large Production New World Ware
Horses produced in factories located in countries of the New World (Western hemisphere). Examples include Hagen-Renaker, Loza Electrica, Made With love, Pour Horse, etc. Large production means edition sizes in excess of 49 models of the same color and finish (matte, satin, or gloss). Entries are judged on assigned breed, gender, and color.

OF Large Production Old World Ware
Horses produced in factories located in the Old World, such as Europe, Asia, or Africa. Examples include Cheval, Alchemy, Beswick, Norcrest, Josefs, Breyer porcelains, Made-In-Japans, etc. Entries are judged on assigned breed, gender, and color.

Small Production and Test
Horses produced with a factory duplication intent that only number 2-49 pieces in each color and finish. Tests are those one-of-a-kind glazes that were created with intent to discover a new color for production. This year, it is DOUBLE-JUDGED, so these models now compete for NAN cards in BOTH Breed and Collectability.

MAC assures us that all of the Horsing Around bone china should show in this division. The total edition size being 50 pieces is not applicable to Large Production divisions because they do not have fifty of any one color on any of the editions. Collectability reference index cards or other documentation are required this year for each Collectability entry. Tell the judge why your horse is rare/unusual/collectable. Please keep the documentation size under 8.5 x 11" FLAT. No books will be allowed on the judging tables, scan and crop images22 or text for these entries. Documentation size cannot disrupt, crowd, or obscure other entries.

Glaze/Claybody Custom
Horses that have been altered from factory regular issue by glazing the bisque, overglazing, claybody customization (resculpting), or otherwise created as kiln-fired one-of-a-kind, purely for the art of it. Original ceramic sculptures also show in this division.

Regarding Artist Proofs and Customs, this is direct from MAC (Horsing Around):

"In addition to customs we also produce a number of Artist Proofs and Gallery Proofs which are not part of the Limited Edition release. Obviously these are owned by the Artist, or ourselves, and some of these have in the past been made available to the public. However Customs, Artist Proofs and Gallery Proofs are all classed as customs on our databases and as 'one-of-a-kind' qualify for the 'Glaze/Claybody Custom' category based on the fact these are 'horses that have been altered from factory regular issue'. Obviously if you have any showers who are unsure if the china they own (produced by Alchemy Ceramics on our behalf or The Horse Gallery) over the years is a OF or Custom they can email me direct at sales@horsingaround.com for advice."

Custom Workmanship
Added bonus division for custom glaze horses, so you can get more showing mileage! It pays to not pack up too early.

Collectibility for Large Production OF
This covers OF non-realistic horses, horse heads and busts, and collectably significant Large Production horses. Art glazes produced in a production line (examples: “Art of Fire” Lakeshore) show in Collectability. Awards produced in art glazes, if less than 50 exist of any single color, should show in Small Production/Test (the other Collectability division). Collectability reference index cards or other documentation are required this year for each Collectability entry. Tell the judge why your horse is rare/unusual/collectable. Please keep the documentation size under 8.5 x 11" FLAT. No books will be allowed on the judging tables, scan and crop images22 or text for these entries. Documentation size cannot disrupt, crowd, or obscure other entries.

Judges are looking for:

  • • All OF Large Production Divisions are judged on condition (chips, breaks, restoration should be invisible), glaze quality (least amount of flaws), mold detail, and suitability of breed assignment. There is a bias for realism in these divisions.
  • • Glaze/Claybody Custom is judged on anatomy and biomechanics, as well as condition of ware and breed.
  • • Custom Workmanship is judged on seam cleaning, mold detail, flawless glaze application, and color accuracy.
  • • Collectability for All LP OF is judged on scarcity, desirability, and age, with no attention to realism.
  • • In all divisions of this show, documentation with neat index cards, small photos, and bibliography is highly encouraged. This show is an opportunity to educate (and impress) your fellow collectors, so please exercise it.

Why aren't minis split out?
In ceramics, mini models can have just as much detail as their larger cousins. It is not uncommon for a good mini to walk all over its larger competition. Minis are mighty in ceramic!

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About Clinky

Clinky Classic is a china show to celebrate the combination of exquisite equine art and ceramics. The first show was held on Septemeber 11, 2004 in Louisville, Kentucky, with show hostess Anna Tackett at the helm. In 2006, Clinky moved to Dandridge, Tennessee under Kristina Lucas Francis, where it has remained. The competition is always very tough, the entries very handsome, and all awards are hard-earned. The show draws people from all over the eastern half of the country, as well as Texas and Missouri.