Blazed Wax: Creating Sculptural Candles For Any Space
Blazed Wax is a comprehensive and colourful guide to contemporary candle making from friends and designers Ruby Kannava and Emma Cutri, with twenty-five projects for beautiful candles and candleholders that will light up your life.
Candle making is an ancient craft, but modern candle making is all about incredible shapes and surprising colour combinations. This book brings together everything you need to start making your own sculptural candles at home – from mould-making using everyday items like fruit and vases, to dip-dyed candle-pouring, or even making fun twisted candles from supermarket candles. Including twenty-five projects for candles and candleholders, with easy instructions, step-by-step photography and guides to materials, scents, safety and styling, Blazed Wax will have you creating in no time.
Beautiful candles are a surprisingly easy art to try at home, the possibilities are endless, and you can always melt your creation down and start again! These unique candles bring warmth and ambience to your home, are perfect for celebrations and gifts, and will become the centrepiece of any dinner table or relaxing ritual. There's something innately magical about how a burning candle brings people together, and Blazed Wax will help you to capture some of that magic in your own hand-made candles.
About the Authors
Emma Cutri studied fashion at RMIT, then worked as a teacher before starting her label SISTER Studios with her friend Alice. Ruby Kannava grew up in a house full of artists, studied art at VCA, then fell in love with jewellery while living in New York; she came home to study silversmithing at Melbourne Polytechnic and start her business Kannava Jewels.
Emma and Ruby have been friends for a decade and lived together for the last five years, and they both run their businesses from a shared studio space in Brunswick. Their home life consists of looking after their matching poodles Bilbo and Beanie, making their house look beautiful, cooking and creative activities, including still-life painting, ceramics, mosaics and candle-making. Blazed Wax is their first venture together.