This is the first of many turned components in aluminium and acrylic that will help me to press-form a prototype design for a new candle holder that I will be developing over the coming weeks. It is a development from a previous design for something else I have already made so I know that the form will probably be successful. The main challenges here are will it be stable enough and whether a candle will fit without too much effort. I am now much more confident about where the look and feel of this group is going and feel like I’ve definitely found my niche with the press-forming process. All these press-tools that I have been making are constructed in such a way that pressure is only applied at key points in order to curve or crease the sheet allowing the rest of the l a freedom to move and ‘flow’ where it can. I have touched on this new way of working in previous posts but this way of designing and making creates subtleties of form that I couldn’t ever predict and it is this particular part of the process that I am finding the most engaging. Exploring this idea of unpredictability and lack of control in the pressing of l has great potential and I am looking forward to having much more fun developing this further after I have finished this collection.