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Sunday, September 30, 2012

Pears



This week I thought we would add a box of Bartlett Pears to the produce stand. They really are easy, if you look carefully you will see that they are really just a variation of the apple. Almost the same color clay, same size ball of clay, similar stems and coated with chalk to give the color.

I made Bartlett Pears because that is what grows here and is the most common in our markets here. These are a starting point for you. Make whatever type of pear you want, just some simple changes to the basic shape and different colors of chalk and you can make any type pear you desire. It really does help to have some real pears on hand to use as a reference. On that note I have to admit I was so hungry by the time I had this video done. Those pears sitting under my camera lights right next to me smelled so good while I was working. I just had to eat one while the mini ones baked.

I think the main thing to keep in mind for this project is to keep your hands clean. Use a wet wipe and clean your hands between pears. I found I could do up to 2 before I wiped the chalk off my hands, even better to do a quick clean up between each one. The added second it takes to do this will pay off big time in the quality of your finished product.

Clays used in this project:
pears: equal parts: white Fimo
Translucent white Fimo

stems: marble together a brown and a green I used:
raw sienna (Premo)
apple green (Fimo)



1 comment:

  1. So now that we are done, what's next on your project list. Great looking farmers market. I thought this was a fun project, I am still working on mine.

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