Candle Making

In Bideford

£ 50 VAT inc.


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    1 Day

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    Different dates available


This 1 day course aimed at complete beginners teaches you how to successfully make your own container candles, pillar candles and dipped beeswax candles. You will learn container selection, waxes, wicks, scent blending and how to get the perfect pour every time using eco friendly waxes. You will work in pairs in a group of up to 8 people and each make a container candle, a scented/coloured pillar candle and several traditional dipped candles. An in depth information session at the start of the day and full course notes are provided as well as on going support after the course is complete.




Bideford (Devon)
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The Old Granary, Higher Clovelly, EX39 5RR


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  • Container candle making
  • Pillar candle making
  • Dipped beeswax candle making

Teachers and trainers (1)

Sarah  Harper

Sarah Harper


Sarah has set up the Rowan Tree Studio in the beautiful Clovelly Estates property which has been constructed with a purpose built annexe designed for business with full disabled access and facilities. I have been a keen crafter since childhood and started teaching in London in 2008. I have taught at and run my own studio in north devon for the last 2 years. My speciality is Patchwork & Soap making which I teach to a high level. I have a GCSE in textiles and have run my own soap compan for 9 years giving me lots of valuable experience which I share

Course programme

Candles are not only a popular gift but also a wonderful way to give ambiance and fragrance to your room. They can be expensive to buy but if you learn the techniques to make them yourself you can do so at a fraction of the cost. On this 1 day course you will learn three main techniques, container candles, pillar candles in moulds and dipped candles with beeswax.

Types of wax and the appropriate wicks for each type of candle
Selection of containers, moulds and other equipment
Preparing & Fixing wicks to ensure good burning
Use of colour & Fragrance
Melting, pouring & dipping candles including layered candles

You will go home with 3-4 different candles and full class notes

Additional information

Here at Rowan Tree Studio we keep our classes sizes small and have emphasis on 1-2-1 attention.  Our teaching style is thorough and engaging and lots of hands on learning in a social and enjoyable atmosphere.

Candle Making

£ 50 VAT inc.