Scence Limited Edition Candle with Wendy Wilbraham.
Wendy makes wheel thrown functional tableware. Contemporary, purposeful, tactile designs that cast distinctive silhouettes. A joy to hold. Her choice to work with porcelain clay elevates the everyday. Historically this revered material has beguiled with its transparency, strength and whiteness. These qualities have been enhanced by the marks of making, revealing the sensitivity of the clay with 3 contrast-ing glazes developed to capture light and invite touch.
A vessel begins as a weighed amount of clay upon the wheel, but by working individually with the profile of form and imagined silhouettes, distinctive pieces or groups are created. Each set has multiple possibilities for use as a standalone or with potential to be part of a larger group.
The collection is intended as mix and match open to interpretation.
Wendy studied Ceramics and Photography at Camberwell School of Arts & Crafts in the 1980’s. A critical and influential time for Studio Pottery and Ceramics, when process and material understanding gave emphasis to sculptural consideration rather than literal function.
It is only in relatively recent years of her practice she has made the decision to entirely focus on functional ware for domestic use.
Her creative journey has been punctuated by research, teaching and post graduate studies in History of Art & Design at Falmouth University and pursuing Contemporary Designer Maker specialising in Ceramics at University of Plymouth. In addition Wendy was the recipient of Craft Council Funding early in her ceramic career, was awarded a Teaching Fellowship with University of Plymouth, achieved 5 RHS Awards and is currently a Fellow of the RSA.
Her work has been been illustrated in National & International Magazines, Newspapers and Book Publications.
As a Bespoke Potter, Wendy works on private commissions and in the commercial sector designing and making pottery for cafes, hotels and Scence, an international skin care company.
Winter combines Pine & Honeysuckle essential oils, poured into a eco coconut wax candle.
48 hours burn time.
As with all our products, our vegan candles are cruelty-free, and handmade in the UK.