soy wax | cotton wick | hand poured into handcrafted molds | custom clay sculptures
The karo| candle is cast in unscented soy wax from body sculptures originally created by - Karolina Pakula in her tiny studio in Lake District, England.
Since her wee days Karolina has been very creative and crafty. Her interests seemed to revolve around wearable and functional crafts. She fell in love with non sulfur clay when she tried to copy perfect looking females torsos. She realised back then that people mainly create conventionally accepted body shapes and that she was more instrested in all shapes and sizes.
karo| was born out of love for candles but hate for all the nasties that come with it. She wanted to make sure her soy wax art is as natural as it can be. Free from parrafin, parabens and phthalates. Because the air we breathe inside our houses is as important as the air we breathe outside!
She likes to think that karo| is a portal between nature and natural beauty and someones house and soul.
After researching for so many months she decided to combine the love for clay sculptures and candles and that’s how it all started. First ever drop was become reality. Looking at the internet and finiding so many unrealistic body shapes candles made her think about something that look more like us.
Rubber silicone is poured over clay sculpture and then the mold is being used for candle casting. Handmade is best and therefore takes a lot longer.
karo| candles are hand poured in small batches using only the finest quality 100% natural soy wax flakes. We don’t use any additives, dyes or glitter, all of our outer packing box is 100% recycable.
Each limited karo| candle is hand poured- due to the handmade nature of each candle, some ‘imperfections’ may be present like they do in every one of us.
The karo| candle she creates using wax is a symbols of transience. These human cast bodies will never be perfect or the same as the previous one- just like us. Every single piece she creates is a celebration of our unique shapes. ‘I realy admire human bodies and not only the conventionally accepted ones – I love bodies that tell us the story - good or bad .
Burn time: this karo| is for novelty and home decor mainly. If lit please put on a flat fire proof surface underneath. Do not leave burning candle unattended.
Never place lit karo| where it can be easily knocked over any beautiful human, animal or elf. For better burning experience trim karo| wick before each use. karo| should not be burned for more than four hours at a time.
UPDATE : MORE COLOURS TO FOLLOW, PLEASE PM ME FOR MORE COLOURS PLEASE NOTE: All products are my design. All the candles are made in my handmade design castings. I disagree with using the same silicone mold and calling it my design.