Windfall Pilar Candle Holders

Windfall Pilar Candle Holders

Waisted purple Ash Pilar Candle Holder

Waisted purple Ash Pilar Candle Holder

Waisted Oak Candle Holders

Waisted Oak Candle Holders

Stained Windfall Conical Tea Light Holde

Stained Windfall Conical Tea Light Holders

Salvaged timber & bent spoon tea light h

Salvaged timber & bent spoon tea light holder

Salvaged timber & bent spoon tea light h

Salvaged timber & bent spoon tea light holder copy

Windfall Conical Tea Light Holders

Windfall Conical Tea Light Holders

Pair of Yew Tea Light Holders

Pair of Yew Tea Light Holders

Black Oak Wall Sconce

Black Oak Wall Sconce

Blue waisted Ash pilar candle holder

Blue waisted ash pilar candle holder

Brass French Ladle & Upcycled bottle tea

Brass French Ladle & Upcycled bottle tea light holder

Heart

Heat tea light holder

Ladle & Upcycled Bottle wall tea light h

Brass French Ladle & Upcycled bottle tea light holder

Limed Black Ola Pilar Candle Holder

Limed Black Ola Pilar Candle Holder

Candle Holders

I love candlelight, the evocative flickering smokey quality and movement of the flame and the shadows cast by the sinuously moving flame and as a consequence I really enjoy making candleholders, either turning them or making them from recycled materials. 

 

Old spoons make great Tea Light Holders, there are some many different types and patterns of old spoons which can be used and each has it’s own character brought about through use. 

 

These with a little work can be mounted individually or in groups on salvaged or reclaimed timber back boards which can be burnt, stained and colour washed to enhance and make the piece more distinctive.

 

When I turn a candleholder I want to keep the overall design as simple and as organic as possible, trying to replicate the sinuous quality of the flame in my turning. Using flowing lines to expose and emphasise the natural grain patterns and colours of the timber. 

 

The natural grain patterns and colours can be enhanced and made more prominent and pronounced by subsequently burning, applying coloured stains or liming.