Our Story

Curio Artisans

Our Story

Hi I'm Gwen!

I began making candles in the Fall of 2018 after burning too many store-bought candles I didn't like - Ha! Being a serial entrepreneur, I knew i could do better and started spending countless hours among hot pots of molten wax and endless bottles of oils. After weeks and weeks the first Curio Artisan Candles were born and I love them!

I am happy to say that each soy candle I make comes with a positive-message 'Name'. In some sense it describes the candle in the jar, rounding out the experience for you to be not only sensual, but also visual and all around satisfying and fun.

Each candle is hand-made in our shared studio (Jess Ann Jewelry ) in beautiful Charleston, SC. I used only reusable Amber Glass jars and seamless, metal Travel Tins as well as US grown soy wax and cotton wicks. Simple and clean. 

I love being a candlemaker and hope to be able to share them with you. Give them a try!