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Om and Tara by MQuan

Scent Guide
  • These unique stone candles are wonderfully tactile and simply beautiful inside and out. Designed and handmade by artist Michele Quan in Brooklyn, we are incredibly excited to have created this limited edition candle together.

    Slip cast in stoneware, available in 2 designs: Demi Brown & Creme, and Om & Tara 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". Tara is the female aspect of Avalokiteshvara, who embodies the compassion of all Buddhas. Her mantra is OṀ TĀRE TUTTĀRE TURE SVAHĀ.These designs wrap around the entire vessel.

    To learn more about Michele, click on the Artist tab above. Each scented soy candle arrives beautifully gift boxed with story card about the woman who poured it. Rest assured, pricing information is never included in our packages. Sold individually.

  • 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."

  • Wax:  premium soy + coconut blend candle with cotton wick, no dyes or enhancers

    Scent:  premium fragrances infused with essential oils, click on Scent Guide (top, right) for scent descriptions

    Burn time:  about 30 hours

    Vessel:  stoneware, easily refilled or repurposed when candle is finished

    Dimensions:  3"W x 3"H

    Gift Box:  each arrives gift boxed with story card about the woman who made your candle

    Designed for a lifetime of enjoyment, easily refilled with any votive candle, or cleaned and repurposed as beautiful home decor.

  • Handmade - Each candle is individually poured-to-order in our Easthampton, MA studio by women artisans who are former refugees building a brighter future for themselves and their families in the U.S.

    Sustainable - We are always thinking about how our designs can be reused and repurposed. Prosperity Candle has been recognized 2 years in a row for its commitment to social and environmental sustainability by B-Lab's Best for the World list.

    Ethically Made - We are passionate advocates for ethically made goods and support the fair trade principles of gender equity, respect for the environment, and living wages in our studio.

    Designed for Good - As a social enterprise prioritizing positive impact over all else, our candles help create opportunities for women refugees and artisans. We believe that equal opportunity for women and girls everywhere means a brighter future for all.

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