Wednesday, 7 October 2015

The candlemaker


The candlemaker, White Rose Candles, has been in the old watermill in Wensley since 1978. It's a family-run business, producing high-quality beeswax and paraffin wax candles using a mixture of traditional and modern dipping and casting techniques. Some of the equipment, like the dipping machine above, was designed and made by Mick White (shown) and verges on the eccentric, the pulley mechanism apparently made out of bicycle wheels. The whole place seemed like a glorious muddle to the untrained eye. It obviously works though, producing some exquisite and colourful candles - from church candles to cupcakes! - available to buy in the shop and online.


6 comments:

  1. It does look a bit chaotic, Jenny!

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  2. Though it does look a bit of a mess, I'm sure he knows exactly what he's doing. Interesting place!

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  3. He looks like a true artist...and their studios always look like this! Love it!

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  4. looks like he creates art out of chaos.

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  5. Well done, jennyfreckles. Your portrait of the candle maker is superb. His somewhat eccentric character and quirks come through.

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