Into the Sun - Akhal Teke clay horse sculpture by Susie Benes

Into the Sun

This horse sculpture depicts a young cremello Akhal Teke foal leaping into colour and life from a marble column.

Title: Into the Sun

Medium: Lightweight clay over a wire matrix, painted with acrylics and pigment powders, and finished in archival varnish
Size: 16cm tall (6.3in)

The Akhal Teke is considered one of the oldest horse breeds, and are famed for the golden sheen of their coats. This piece captures this unique trait using iridescent pigments to create a golden shimmer.

A vivid turquoise is partially visible through the layers of paint and evokes the rich cultural history of Turkmenistan, from whence this breed originates.

A felt pad on the bottom to ensure this artwork sits comfortably on any surface.


This is a one-of-a-kind sculpture. No others of its kind exist or will be reproduced

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About the sculptures
All of my animal sculptures are painstakingly hand-made, without molds, and each piece is unique. The sculptures are individually constructed using lightweight clay over a strong and complex armature that allows for delicate details, but provides maximum strength for the sculpture to withstand transport and handling.

The primary materials are non-toxic air drying clays. These clays are museum grade and are selected for their strength and archival properties, to ensure that they can withstand the test of time. Surface decoration often consists of several mediums: acrylics, acrylic gouache, and/or raw powdered pigments. All materials are of the highest artist grade and selected for their lightfastness and superiority.

Each sculpture is finished with a sealer to intensify colours and ensure it is protected from UV rays. 

Only the finest quality materials have been used to produce your sculpture, and proper care will ensure it lasts a lifetime.

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