Up until now our Sculpted Tealights have ranged in price from £25 - £35, and I wanted to create a greater range with some smaller tealight holders to compliment the larger ones, enabling a more balanced collection and the facility to create different 'arrangements' of tealights.
|Sculpted Yew Tealight Holder|
I have also created some new ones in Hawthorn, rather than just sticking to Yew. I am really pleased with this, as they are a completely different feel, many with beautiful spalted effects from fungus. All of our Hawthorn Sculpted Tealight holders also come with details of their provenance, as it was us that gathered the wood. There is also a picture of either the fallen tree, or their 'donor' tree, if it was just a fallen branch.
|Sculpted Hawthorn tealight holders|
I once read an interview with an author where he was asked 'Do you like to write?' To which he replied 'I love to have written!' Making the Sculpted Tealights is a little like that for me. I love the finished result. I struggle with aspects of the process. The aspect I struggle with is the sanding!
There are a great many processes in every piece of work that I do, but, when it comes to the Sculpted Tealights, a great deal of these process steps involve sanding by hand. All of my work is sanded by hand in the final steps, but Yew is particularly demanding!
As before, all the tealight holders priced at £25 and above, are individually named, with a name that I feel evokes their energy and feeling tone.
|Sculpted wooden Hawthorn tealight holder|
Please pop over to the main website and have a look at all the different sizes and shapes that are now available in our Sculpted Tealight range. I hope to do a similar 'makeover' with the Natural Tealights, but I'm having a break first by creating some new plaques!
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