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Hand-Dipped Beeswax Candle Making w/ Jessica Kaufman

December 16, 2023 @ 3:00 pm 6:00 pm

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Hand-Dipped Beeswax Candle Making with Jessica Kaufman

This year, shine brightly on the shortest days of the year by creating your own beautiful, sustainable light! Dipping tapered beeswax candles is a craft as old as time, and with recycled beeswax, you can feel even better about utilizing this precious resource for your own cozy comfort. So, come get ready to celebrate Solstice in style with a group of friends old and new. We will circle around the fire (well, stovetop!) and dive into this soothing, meditative activity. Workshop participants will walk away with two pairs of twinned dip candles, and know-how to make your own at home!  

In this class, students will: 

  • Make two pairs of hand-dipped candles (or more, with cost adjusted accordingly!)
  • Learn about wick size & shape selection
  • Understand the process of recycling and reclaiming used beeswax
  • Become proficient in tapering (slowly growing) the candle shape
  • Acquire skill in trimming bottom drips for a candle that stands on its own
  • Master the cooling/heating control required for candle making

Beeswax Candle Making Workshop Details

Hand-Dipped Beeswax Candles will be held indoors (handicap accessible) on Saturday, December 16, 2023 from 3 pm – 6 pm in Asheville, NC.

This class is for all skill levels. Minimum age is 10 accompanied by an adult, students age 16-17 may be unaccompanied by an adult, but need a liability waiver signed by their guardian.

About the Instructor Jessica Kaufman

Jessica Kaufman (she/her) has an MA in crafts education and is the owner of WAXON Batik & Dye Studio in Asheville, NC.  With over 22 years of teaching experience, Jessica has taught a wide variety of fiber and textile arts to summer campers, school children, high schoolers, and adult workshops up and down the East Coast.  Her enthusiasm for teaching is apparent in every class she leads.  Jessica maintains over 80 free knitting videos at HappyGoCrafty.com.

Equitable Pricing Model $75 – $35

In order to make our workshops more accessible, we offer two price options for each class, with an additional Equity Discount for qualifying individuals. Please consider these options and select your price at checkout.

  • Sponsor Price $75: For those who have enough to share, thank you for being a Sponsor. This is an opportunity to contribute towards the cost of the class for someone else.
  • Standard Price $55: The Standard reflects one person’s share of what it costs to produce the class and cover basic expenses.
  • Equity Discount $35: We offer an additional Equity Discount for those from the following communities who support reparations and/or an equitable redistribution of wealth and would not have access to this workshop without this discount:

Thank you for helping transform the world into a culture of abundance, resilience, and opportunity for all.

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Lily Harlin


Lily is an artist, creator, and dreamer. Since a very young age, she has been immersed in the natural world and draws heavy inspiration from the wild. Though her medium changes frequently, Lily’s art and expression always incorporate an element of the organic and unpredictable. She got her associate in fine arts in 2023, and now volunteers at her school as a ceramic studio monitor. She hopes to open a studio of her own one day to have a place to teach and inspire others. In addition to doing commission work, Lily has been creating many graphics for The Firefly Gathering since 2019. Lily grew up in the Earthskills community from the time she was eight years old, so having the opportunity to grow and give back in so many ways has been incredibly fulfilling. No matter where she ends up, this group of people and ideas will always hold a special place in her heart.