According to Wikopedia, au pair comes from the French meaning "on a par" or "equal to" - Well, according to Winnow we think these pears are equal or better than any you will see. These delightful hand thrown clay pears are from a wonderfully wacky Canadian artist named Marie-Joel. Each hand made pear has unique designs pressed, etched, or scribed onto the surface and are all very textural. At the top of each one is a small hole for the "stem" of your choosing (we use branches found right outside the shop). These are perfect hostess gifts and we are certain that we can find research that says "A pear a day...." (By the way we have some of her apples too!) - We think you will want to make these pears a part of your family along with your au pair!