Thursday, December 18, 2008
Just look away now if you've seen enough pears
This makes me happy: two friends who are both artists bought a cool dozen pears from me, to give as Christmas presents.
Mostly, they chose from a bundle I had already made. But they did also ask me if I could make a couple more, including a container pear.
Quite a few people have been drawn to the container version when they see my Minicard with that photo. That big one was my very first pear attempt, and my first lidded container attempt too. Until now I've just thought of it as an imperfect prototype (which my sister loves), and I'd put off trying to make another one.
But I realised that I have made a couple of lidded containers now, and although the first one (pink, above) had a lid that didn't fit perfectly, the next one (pale, below) worked better.
So I was ready to try again.
It's made from Sean Sheep Armytage in Key Lime. I'm almost out of my beloved Armytage, so if you see anyone destashing that lovely stuff, in any colours, please let me know, ok?
I'm pretty pleased with it, although I think it's a bit tall. I think it looks like a small pear sitting on top of a bowl.
And yes the upper part is hollow too.