Designed and handmade by artist Michele Quan in Brooklyn, these distinctive vessels are mesmerizing, incredibly tactile, and simply beautiful. We first met Michele in 2015 and are excited to have created this unique votive 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.
To learn more about Michele, click on the Artist tab above.
Poured to order! Simply select a fragrance and let us know how strongly to scent your candle... we can also make it unscented. Click on the Candle Details tab above for dimensions and burn time, and Fragrance Guide (top, right) for scent descriptions.
Sold individually, arrives beautifully gift boxed with story card about the woman who poured your candle. Designed for a lifetime of enjoyment, easily refilled with any votive candle, or cleaned and repurposed as beautiful home decor.
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: soy blend candle with cotton wick, no dyes or enhancers
Fragrance: essential oil based, click on Fragrance 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 1.5"H
Gift Box: each arrives gift boxed with story card about the woman who made your candle
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.
Fair Trade - We are an associate member of the World Fair Trade Organization and advocate for ethically made goods. What if every product you purchase not only makes you happy, but also helps make the world a better place?
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.