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: porcelain, easily refilled or repurposed when candle is finished
Dimensions: 3"W x 4"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."
Chamomile & Sage - Deeply restful chamomile and fresh sage combine in this soothing herbal, creating an atmosphere of calm and well-being.
Milk & Honey - A delightfully inviting blend of light cream with a touch of honey, filling your home with a gentle feeling of warmth and welcome.
Lime & Basil - Zesty lime infused with fresh basil and aromatic white thyme for a refreshing twist on a classic citrus... our favorite citrus scent.
Sandalwood & Oakmoss - The warmth of sandalwood blended with Baltic oakmoss, a touch of amber, and hint of patchouli give rise to our new favorite wood fragrance.
Ocean Breeze - Clean and buoyant, our newest fresh scent carries a hint of ocean atop a joyful blend of water lilies and freesia for a truly uplifting experience.
Floral & Musk - Perfectly balanced and wonderfully subtle, sparkling lemon is blended with hints of bergamot, citron, jasmine, cedarwood and neroli with a touch of musk.
Orange Blossom - Fragrant orange blossoms mingle with water lily and iris flowers above a base note of vetiver to create this delightfully elegant floral.
Silky White Amber - An alluring combination of citrus, florals and wood, this lovely fragrance combines nectarine with touches of lavender, orchid and patchouli atop notes of cedar and amber.
Unscented - Completely fragrance-free. Perfect for centerpieces, dinner candles and those who prefer no scent.
Don't see a past favorite? Send us an email! We work with over 80 fragrances throughout the year, and nearly always have what you're looking for.
Handmade - All our candles are hand-poured by women artisans, most by women refugees creating new lives 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 2015 Best for the World list.
Fair Trade - We support ethically made goods, and believe every product represents the opportunity to help make the world a better place. We follow fair trade principles established by the World Fair Trade Federation.
Designed for Good - Prosperity Candle is a social enterprise that prioritizes positive impact over all else, ensuring everything we do helps create opportunities for women to thrive. We believe that equal opportunity for women everywhere will help create a brighter future for all.
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