Autumn is coming, keeping me on track to make things that might be good gift ideas for the holiday seasons.
But yesterday I had much less noble goals. I was feeling restless because my "to-do list" didn't seem interesting enough. After doing a bit of cleaning and organizing--you KNOW I must have been restless to do a bit of cleaning when not otherwise threatened--I realized I could make a new design of candleholder and also revive a sculpture skill I haven't used lately.
FLOWER CANDLEHOLDER SPEEDS THROUGH R&D. The early results are shown in pictures below. The design is based on a flower-like shape I'm fond of that is very loosely based on forms I learned to make while sculpting fruits and vegetables professionally. Don't bother looking up the species, because it doesn't exist. It has qualities of a magnolia, of a lotus, and an orchid. All flowers I adore. In the center is a little raised bowl for the actual candle. It is separate so that cleaning is easier.
The last photo is of another candleholder in the same clay and color style I plan to use on the flower candleholders. The clay is a toasty brown with a white shiny glaze. Details on the edges will be brown.
So far I've made two flowers. Who knows how many more I'll make!
I think the edges should be brown, don't you? Or some kind of pattern inside the petals? Only making two flowers might not leave enough room for experimentation.....