Thursday, October 7, 2010

Exciting Studio News

Well, as promised a couple days ago, you will be reading this announcement here first.  Believe me, it has been hard to keep this quiet as I really stink at such things, but I think it is safe to let the "cat out of the bag" now.  I am basically just making a brief announcement with additional information to follow at a later date.  I just can't contain my excitement any longer!

Drum roll please ... I am pleased to say that under license from Carol Williams/Rio Rondo you will see her legendary sculpture 'VALOR' produced in fine bone china soon!  Bainbridge Fine Bone China (a division of Thomas Bainbridge Studio) will be producing VALOR thru Alchemy of England.   We are confident this will be another marriage made in heaven and are excited to be announcing this collaberation.  

The few things I can say is that it will be a very limited edition of only 21 pieces made available.  There will be three colorway options, each color limited to 7 pieces.   The colors will be bay, chestnut and grey, 7 of each color and available in either satin (3) or gloss (4).  These colors will be the most ambitious produced to date and we are excited to be pushing the envelope on such an exquisite sculpture as VALOR.  

There will be no pre-order or selling in advance.  Price has not been determined yet, but will be announced when completed pieces are ready to market.  We anticipate having the first color samples finished and ready to sell around the first of December.  Please be sure to leave room on your Christmas list for one of these handsome creations.   

VALOR needs no introduction, he is a legend in our hobby.  This noble Thoroughbred stallion will surely be as lovely and desired in bone china as he has become in resin.  We thank Carol Williams/Rio Rondo  ( for her faith placed in us to recreate her incredible sculpture.  

With the beginning of VALOR we will sadly be closing our Deputed Duke bone china edition.  There are still a few more in the edition to finish and we are confident he will be wrapped up before introducing VALOR.  Duke has been a wonderful experience, unfortunately his mold will not be yielding as many copies as we had hoped for due to the complexity of his molding/position.   More will be posted about Duke and his history at a later date.  Another good reason for you to check this blog frequently. 

Well, the sun is shining and the temperatures tolerable, it is time to get outside and do some preperations for winter.  I hope all are well and enjoying this beautiful Autumn weather.  


  1. There is only word to describe my feelings about a china Valor... SQUEEEEEEE!!!!! :D

  2. OMG! A China Valor!!! Talk about a grail! This would be one!

  3. Very exciting, Tom! Congrats!! :)

  4. I will do bodily harm for one of these!!!
    Fabulous job Tom!!!