Both experimentation and experience are central components of our work.
Each year, we aim to release one limited edition piece that deeply embodies those values and explores a field that we have most recently extensively worked on.
This year, we have been experimenting with wax and casting techniques.
The Candle Pit is a large-scale candle inspired by the landscapes of Iceland. Designed as a story that unfolds slowly, the candle is the result of research on both Japanese and French candle-making techniques, as well as the use of candles for rituals.
It is less about its shape than the way it burns, fast at first, revealing dramatic peaks and ridges, then very slowly as the wax spills out drawing convoluted motifs around it in an evocation of volcanic landscapes. Burning the candle becomes an experience between live painting, its tray being the canvas, and the contemplative hypnosis of a chimney fire.
No two candles burn the same, and thus, no two candles tell the same story.
We see this exploration as an experience to share with someone over a glass of wine for the night. An experience reminiscent of the time before our need for Netflix binges, but with no less adventure.
Each candle features 9 wicks and is sold with its White Oak Tray.
ORIGIN: Oakland, CA.
MATERIALS: 100% Beeswax, Frankincense essential oil, Organic hemp wick and coloring. Solid white oak.
TECHNIQUE: Cast. Woodwork.
The candle is the result of research on both Japanese and French candle-making techniques, as well as the use of candles for rituals.
Each candle is individually made by hand in our Studios in West Oakland California.