ABOUT OUR CANDLE COLLABORATION:
Rugged Beauty: The candle is a completely local product, from its rich and novel blend of ingredients, to its artwork, to its design, to its packaging. It was born out of our desire to honour the distinctive charm and character of Saint John, the city we love so much. When I saw the painting we’re using for the branding of this candle — one of Robert Moore’s ‘Ophelia’ series — it struck me that it perfectly captured the spirit of strength, mystery and hard-won integrity I so much associate with this city by the sea. – Judith Mackin
The Artist: Robert Moore teaches English at the University of New Brunswick. He began his formal life in the arts as an actor, then he wrote some plays, then he directed a bunch of plays, then he wrote some poetry, then he took up painting. Currently, his favourite quote about painting is from John Singer Sargent: “A portrait is a painting with something wrong with the mouth.”
The Candle: These candles are hand crafted here in New Brunswick in small batches using ten ingredients or less and zero preservatives. The ingredients are carefully selected and fairtrade, plant based, and locally sourced whenever possible.
Special thanks to Lise Hansen for packaging design.
SAINT Candles are limited edition and exclusive to Tuck Studio.
Scent: Tobacco & Bay Leaf
Ingredients: Glycine max (Soya) Wax, Paraben and Phthalate Free Fragrance Oil, Liquid Candle Dye
Size: 5 oz. 2.6 ” x 1.65″
Once the candle is burned the candle tin and lid can be repurposed for keeping small treasures safe.