The limited-edition collection is an invigorating alchemy of art and aroma.
January 25, 2023: Bringing her characteristic quirky art to candles, British visual artist and philosopher Shantell Martin collaborated with Joya Studio for a limited-run edition of glass votive and XL porcelain candles.
Adorned with Ms. Martin’s evocative black and white artwork, the candle vessels are hand-poured and made in Joya’s 19th century Brooklyn rigging garage turned ceramic studio. Each limited-edition vessel contains a very special pouring and layered wax process that allows for two different scents to be smelled when burned. Each distinctive scent is released after a specific lapse of time and helps to indicate a specific mark of time.
This special edition of aromatic candles aims to bring in the perfect space to nurture and add shape to our creativity. Ms. Martin’s bold patterns running across the smooth white candle vessels add meaning to it. Frederick Bouchardy, Joya Studio’s Founder and CEO, says, “Our candles felt like a natural canvas or backdrop for Shantell’s sweeping artwork. I think of this as an epic outdoor candle or statement and conversation piece inside that commands attention but doesn’t fit seamlessly into existing decor. As the vessels are cast and decorated by hand, each will be unique and create its own shadows, in a sense. What’s more, the vessel can be repurposed and live a beautiful second life.”
These special candles are scented with notes of shaded green tea, ocean air, heliotrope petals, and vanilla flower which will create a sense of calm, allowing us to reconnect with ourselves. As a perfect complement to Ms. Martin’s meditative line drawings, her personally designed and signed Joya candles will calm and ground with their beauty and scent.
- By Pritha Debroy