I have started working on my first commissioned pieces. Yesterday and today I worked on an order for candlesticks. It has been exciting to take creative freedom in this project as far as shapes go. Candice, a good friend of my mother and fellow artist, wants 10 candlesticks for her mantle, all different sizes and shapes, to hold a mixture of pillar candles and tapers. They will all be glazed in a green crystalline (what I call copper). Since they are going to be fairly tall, I am throwing them in two pieces and then connecting them once leather hard to create a flawless silhouette. I think this will be the best way to throw these, since I have been working on more detailed designs. I have been using calipers to match diameters correctly. This has really been a fun project and I am eager to see how they start to look once I begin to build them as a single unit. I have been sketching for these for a little while and am now making them in 3D form!