Joey Kirkpatrick and Flora Mace hope their fruit sculptures inspire people to appreciate everyday objects. To build up the realistic color in Green Apple and Pear, they sifted crushed colored glass onto the blown form while it was still hot, creating layers of tone and texture. In the Zanfirico fruit, thin canes of glass were fused onto the surface of blown glass to create delicate spirals of pattern that stand out against the clear form.
"[Fruit] shows the bountifulness of life." Joey Kirkpatrick, American Craft, 1989