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Friday, November 21, 2014

friday field trip (from the sketchbook).

june 2014
vallauris, france

the pear study. 

Thursday, June 27, 2013

many pears.

beaucoup de poires.

here are some of the pears i made in france.

Friday, June 07, 2013

je suis comme je suis.

these started out as figs, but then they started turning into pears, but then they ended up being cups. sometimes you can not control the clay . . . it controls you, and you just have to give up the fight. je suis comme je suis.

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

la poire.

Saturday, February 23, 2013

the pear.

the pears are back. 

you can see them here.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

the pear.

this is a newly documented old teapot of mine. i have always had a “thing” for pears. i refer to them often in my work. i love their shapes and their colors. and though i love pear flavor, i can only eat a very firm but juicy pear, which means the window of opportunity of pear consuming for me is very small. i’ll buy what i think is the perfect pear at the market, and by the time i get it home, it is too mushy for me to eat. but i do enjoy fake pear flavoring . . . and an asian pear is almost always perfect.

Friday, May 28, 2010

friday field trip (from the sketch book).

emeryville, ca


i’ve always been drawn to pears. the shape is so alluring to me. i refer to them a lot in my work, sculpturally and decoratively. i was recently asked to be a guest artist for the *button club.* this is the artwork i did and below is the button tanya made from it.

if you are into “buttons” (though they are more like “pins”), this is a fun club to join . . .
check it out right here.