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W AND T

Birmingham makers of 4mm scale white metal kits. Horses are included in the range with a variety of vehicles.

 

WADE

Earthenware and porcelain figures since 1810, based in Stoke-On-Trent.  Famous for their “Whimsies” miniature animal series which began in 1953.  Several equines have been made over the years.  www.wade.co.uk  

 

H.A. WAIN

Parent company of MELBA WARE which began life in Staffordshire in 1946.  They have made several horse figures in china under the Wain name.

 

HAROLD WAKEFIELD

Rocking horse maker based in Lancashire.  These are a more unusual kind, carved in life-like poses without hair or tack.

 

JO WALKER

Sculptor of bronzes whose Professional name is “JOEL”.  www.amimalsculpture.co.uk 

 

ANN WALL

Sculptor who has designed many of the Border Fine Arts equine models.

 

CAROLINE WALLACE

Sculptor based in Dulverton. She has made many equine bronzes, including life-sized statues. www.carolinewallace.com

 

JEAN WALWYN

Sculptor from Gloucestershire. Many equine bronzes and trophies.

 

CHRIS WARD

Rocking horse maker and restorer.  www.rocking-horses.co.uk

 

WARWICK MINIATURES

Pewter 1/12th scale models. Their range includes a mare, stallion & foal as ornaments for doll’s houses.  www.warwickminiatures.com

 

WEATHERBY

China company founded in 1891 in Stoke-On-Trent.  They made the “Zookies” range of animals which included a donkey and zebra.

 

WEDGWOOD

Famous china company founded by Josiah Wedgwood in 1759 and is still in business.  A few horses have been brought out under the Wedgwood name over the years, including a Welsh Cob in flying trot. Royal Doulton is now part of the Wedgwood group.

 

WEETMAN

China giftware company which began around the early 1950s. There was a simple lying pony dish in their range.

 

REGINALD WELLS

Sculptor 1877 - 1951. Many bronze equestrian pieces, including heavy horses. He also made pottery models.

 

WEND-AL

Metal and plastic Britains sized toys. The company name was derived from Wendan Manufacturing and was established in 1948.  No longer trading.

 

WESTONE

The blanket name given to many of the models made by the late Dawn Walsh. These models were made from many different materials - clay, leather, felt, papier-mache.  Most were made for her own collection but some were also made for sale.

 

WHEILDON

China company started by Thomas Wheildon of Stoke-On-Trent in 1719. A lying horse posy holder was one of their horse models.

 

WHITE HORSE CRAFTS

Fur fabric model horses in a variety of colours and sizes. These were made in Lincolnshire in the early - mid 1980s and were designed to compliment their range of wooden stables and accessories.

 

WHITE HORSES

Rocking horses made in Hertfordshire.

 

WHITE LEAVED OAK

Ceramics company of which ALCHEMY was part of. The company was based in Gloucestershire and used to produce Animal Artistry’s china models.

 

WHITESHILL MINIATURES

Handmade miniature equestrian sporting models by S. Pearce Ellis of Herefordshire. Their range included hunting, racing, polo, dressage and eventing figures, mounted on mahogany bases.  No longer available.

 

TREVOR WIFFEN

Rocking horse maker. Naturalistic poses made from stained woods which are intended as ornaments and not as toys.

 

WILDTRACK

Resin models made in Scotland. There were several native ponies and other horses made, all hand painted. The company ceased trading in early 2002 and the moulds were bought by Ballantynes of Walkerburn.

 

GILL WILES

Sculptor from Cambridge. She has made many equestrian bronzes.

 

WILLOW ART

Stoke-On-Trent china company which began in the early 1900s. They have made a racehorse and a Shetland pony for their Crested China range.

 

WILLOW HALL

Rocking horses in 1/12th scale for their range of doll’s house miniatures.

 

BERNARD WINSKILL

Devon sculptor who has worked for Royal Worcester and has also had work produced in bronze. His sculptures range from racing and military figures to native ponies.  He died in 1980.

 

WITHERS & Co.

Rocking horse makers in the traditional style, as well as a Unicorn and Pegasus! www.withersandco.com

 

ALEXANDRA WOLFFE

During the late 1980s and 90s, this artist made a range of ceramic portrait models of pets and horses.  It is not known whether these are still in production.

 

WOODCOTE

Woollen model horses made by the late Dawn Walsh. They stood between 3 and 6 inches tall and were made from a wire frame over which wool was wound. These were available in any breed, pose and colour.

 

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KATE WOOLOCK

Surrey based sculptor. There are several equestrian bronzes and bronze resins available.  www.katewoodlock.co.uk

 

JOHN & DOROTHY WOODS

Lancashire based rocking horse makers who also supply accessories for making your own.


BERNARD JOHN WOOLLEY

Rocking horse maker from Essex.

 

WORCESTER ROYAL PORCELAIN

This well known company began in 1751 and has produced many equine pieces over the years by various artists.  Also known as Royal Worcester, the company merged with Spode in 2006 and is now part of the Portmeirion Pottery group. www.royalworcester.co.uk

 

CYNTHIA WRIGHT

Miniature pewter sculptures of horses and other animals as well as trophies.   It is not known whether these are still in production.

 

JONATHAN WYLDER

Sculptor in bronze based in London. He has made a life-sized statue of show jumper Milton with John Whitaker.   www.jonathanwylder.com

 

ERIC WYNN

Sculptor in bronze. He has made a model of a trotting Welsh pony.

 

ALTHEA WYNNE

Sculptor based in Warminster. There are several life-sized statues of horses. www.althea-wynne-sculptor.com

 

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