AN ODE TO OUR CRAFTSMEN

THE GENIUSES BEHIND

OUR CREATIONS

AN ODE TO OUR CRAFTSMEN

THE REAL GENIUSES BEHIND OUR CREATIONS

"There is no magic in magic,

it's all in the details"

- Walt Disney -

 

"There is no magic in magic,

it's all in the details"

- Walt Disney -

We pride ourselves on creating extraordinary products, held to the highest standards of craftsmanship & imagination. But we simply couldn't do it without the help of the talented men & women of Stoke-on-Trent, who help us bring our creations to life with excruciating care (and just a little bit of flair).

We pride ourselves on creating extraordinary products, held to the highest standards of craftsmanship & imagination. But we simply couldn't do it without the help of the talented men & women of Stoke-on-Trent, who help us bring our creations to life with excruciating care (and just a little bit of flair).

When I entered the new and strange world of retail, I often came under pressure from retailers to manufacture our pieces in China. This request was of course based on us reducing our cost price, and in turn allowing us and the retailer to make a larger profit on our products.

I am proud to say, I have never succumb to these demands. We proudly support our local craftsmen and will always continue to do so. In my humble opinion, there is simply no worthy replacement for genuine artisans who have been honing their craft for many decades. Some businesses are born from the desire to make a profit, others are born from love of the craft.

We are most definitely the latter.

When I entered the new and strange world of retail, I often came under pressure from retailers to manufacture our pieces in China. This request was of course based on us reducing our cost price, and in turn allowing us and the retailer to make a larger profit on our products.

I am proud to say, I have never succumb to these demands. We proudly support our local craftsmen and will always continue to do so. In my humble opinion, there is simply no worthy replacement for genuine artisans who have been honing their craft for many decades. Some businesses are born from the desire to make a profit, others are born from love of the craft.

We are most definitely the latter.

Before our creations reach the hands of the talented fine bone china craftsmen, many months of drawing have taken place in my Notting Hill studio first.

Each creation starts is journey as a finely drawn ink illustration. Such drawings are a labour of love, with each and every one being drawn and re-drawn a countless number of times before being finalised.

When i'm drawing, I often think about the spirit of the piece and the way I want the customer to feel when they light their candle or sip their tea. Life is too short to simply 'create products'. What is really much more exciting, is the idea of elevating every day interactions into whimsical and artistic experiences.  

After all, a house could be much more than just a home, it could be the gallery of you, your desires and your dreams.

Before our creations reach the hands of the talented fine bone china craftsmen, many months of drawing have taken place in my Notting Hill studio first.

Each creation starts is journey as a finely drawn ink illustration. Such drawings are a labour of love, with each and every one being drawn and re-drawn a countless number of times before being finalised.

When i'm drawing, I often think about the spirit of the piece and the way I want the customer to feel when they light their candle or sip their tea. Life is too short to simply 'create products'. What is really much more exciting, is the idea of elevating every day interactions into whimsical and artistic experiences.  

After all, a house could be much more than just a home, it could be the gallery of you, your desires and your dreams.


WHEN IS A CANDLE NOT A CANDLE? WHEN IT'S A TOOL FOR SELF-EXPRESSION!

 

WHEN IS A CANDLE NOT A CANDLE?

WHEN IT'S A TOOL FOR SELF-EXPRESSION!

 

At the heart of all our pieces, lies a desire to give others the means to express themselves. I believe that everyone has a creative spirit and if you can't draw or write or paint, it doesn't mean for a moment that it it's not there. What are candles really are, are a device which allow you to say "Hell yes i'm a Prima Donna and i'm going to own that side of me". Or "I can't paint my heartbreak but my Poet candle says it all for me right now". So however you identify yourself and your feelings, I am making it my mission to make sure that you have a piece in your home which reflects your true you.

At the heart of all our pieces, lies a desire to give others the means to express themselves. I believe that everyone has a creative spirit and if you can't draw or write or paint, it doesn't mean for a moment that it it's not there.

What are candles really are, are a device which allow you to say "Hell yes i'm a Prima Donna and i'm going to own that side of me!". Or "I can't paint my heartbreak but my Poet candle says it all for me right now".

So however you identify yourself and your feelings, I am making it my mission to make sure that you have a piece in your home which reflects your true you.

 A house could be so much more than just a home, it could be the gallery of you, your  desires and your dreams.

Lauren

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