Originals leave the studio in batches, primarily when we finish a new collection and the whole lot, the originals to be published and the extra pieces, end up at the publisher. These are then allocated galleries and online slots to be put forward for sale, you can of course jump the queue a little bit by popping your name on a waiting list and this way you will get first dibs on any new work but pinning down originals can be an art in itself.
You can of course bypass all the hunting and waiting in pursuit of the perfect originals and that's where commissions come in to play.
WHATEVER YOU WANT
Commissions allow you to dictate the content of an original, either to make it more personal or to depict something or someone in particular. The plus side is that you can pretty much get what you want, the down side, if there is any, is that commissions are traditionally a little more expensive than an off the wall original and take a little longer to produce. A commission, if sold, becomes just an original to anyone else as the personal bit is left behind whilst an original remains an original to all but both are still as desirable as each other.
Commissions can be a rich seam of inventiveness due to their random nature; if you look above you can see a painting we produced for a strawberry jam farm that contained lots and lots of elements the client requested and because we were given free rein, we went to town.