Designed and handmade by artist Michele Quan in Brooklyn, these unique vessels are mesmerizing, incredibly tactile, and simply beautiful. We first met Michele in 2015 and are excited to have created this candle together.
Slip cast in stoneware, the MQuan votive is available in 2 designs: Peace Prayer with "peace" written in Sanskrit, and OM based on the Hindu belief that as creation began, divine consciousness took the form of the first and original vibration manifesting as the sound "OM". Both designs wrap around the entire vessel.
Each soy blend candle is 6 oz, burns 30 hours, and is easily cleaned when candle is done for a lifetime of enjoyment. Click on the details tab above for more information.
Select your favorite fragrance and let us know how strongly to scent your candle. Unscented also available. Click on the fragrances tab for descriptions.
Sold individually. Each arrives beautifully gift boxed with a story card about the woman who made your candle. If purchasing as a gift, add your message above and we'll include it!
To learn more about Michele, click on the artist tab above.
Designed for a lifetime of enjoyment. When your candle burns low, simply replace with a locally purchased votive or small pillar. Or clean and repurpose the vessel as beautiful home decor. Visit our Clean & Repurpose page for information and ideas.
Wax: soy blend candle with cotton wick, no dyes or enhancers
Fragrance: essential oil based (click on fragrances tab above for full descriptions)
Burn time: about 30 hours
Vessel: stoneware, easily refilled or repurposed when candle is finished
Dimensions: 3"W x 1.5"H
Gift Box: sold individually, each arrives gift boxed with story card about the woman who made your candle
Michele Quan, Brooklyn NY
Originally from Vancouver, Michele Quan designs and sculpts handmade ceramic art & objects for the home and garden. The pieces become a canvas for her love of drawing, painting, text and color. Many of the objects and images are rooted in the visual symbols of Eastern iconography - the meaning and beauty of which she is continuously in awe. Her work is an ongoing attempt to articulate that wonder.
Ceramic forms are built by hand, wheel thrown, or slip cast in stoneware and porcelain. Original models for slip cast work are hand sculpted and images are painted by hand. Other materials used include hand-dyed cotton, hemp rope and reclaimed wood.
"Sometimes when you look at the sky, it can cut straight to the bone and this moment, in the midst of it all, is what I attempt to convey. My hope is that they serve both as objects of contemplation to inspire reverence and as a source of encouragement and refuge."
Amber & Bergamot - Warm and inviting, amber and bergamot combined with subtle notes of geranium, black cardamom, sandalwood and eucalyptus.
Cedar & Cardamom - Cedar infused with cardamom, lily and spice with seductive notes of sandalwood, leather and musk.
Chamomile & Sage - Deeply restful chamomile and fresh sage combine in this soothing herbal, creating an atmosphere of calm and well-being.
Grapefruit & White Floral - Wonderfully complex, grapefruit blended with lily, peony, geranium and rose, with base notes of amber and musk.
Jasmine & Cypress - Crisp notes of jasmine and cypress blended with nectarine, black currant, pink peppercorn and bergamot for a uniquely alluring scent.
Orange Blossom - Fragrant orange blossoms mingle with water lily, iris and clementine leaves above a base note of vetiver to create this delightfully elegant floral.
Pacific Ocean - Clean and buoyant, fresh ocean air atop a joyful blend of freesia, water lilies, lotus and tuberose for a truly uplifting experience.
Sandalwood & Oakmoss - The warmth of sandalwood blended with Baltic oakmoss, a touch of amber, and hint of patchouli give rise to this gentle wood scent.
Unscented - Completely fragrance-free. Perfect for centerpieces, dinner candles and those who prefer no scent whatsoever.
Don't see a past favorite? Send us an email! We work with over 150 fragrances throughout the year, and nearly always have what you're looking for.
Handmade - Our candles are hand-poured to order by women artisans who are former refugees creating a brighter future for themselves and their families in the United States. Many of our vessels are handcrafted by women artisans from around the world.
Sustainable - Prosperity Candle is a certified B-Corp, recognized for its commitment to social and environmental sustainability by B-Lab's Best for the World list 2 years in a row.
Fair Trade - We support ethically made goods, and believe every product represents the opportunity to help make the world a better place. We are a WFTO associate member and follow fair trade principles established by the World Fair Trade Federation.
Designed for Good - Prosperity Candle is a small social enterprise prioritizing positive impact over all else, ensuring everything we do helps create opportunities for women to thrive. We believe that equal opportunity for women and girls everywhere will help create a brighter future for all.
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