Form & Function: Sculptural vs. Tapers

It is commonly accepted that the best shape for a candle is the taper. A beeswax taper will give many hours of light and efficiently melt the wax as its wick burns down. However, we not only enjoy candles for the light, but sometimes as sculptures in wax. Our sculptural candles are true candles in that they have wicks and will burn when lit, but the irregularity of some shapes will not provide the most efficient melting and may tend to drip or pool. We suggest these candles be burned on a fireproof tray or platter which will contain the melting wax. An arrangement of sculptural candles on a tray can make a beautiful centerpiece for the table that becomes a changing sculpture as it burns.