At the end of 2019, Tawdry set out to explore different types of craft practises and materials. During that time they developed the column candle. Inspired by the form and functionality of modernist sculpture, in contrast to the unpredictability of wax, wick and flame. Zigzag, Curve & Bamboo, were forms chosen for their geometric harmony, and aesthetic performance when burnt.

These three column candle designs were originally crafted in four-part wooden moulds, which have since evolved into silicone.

Over 12months Tawdry have experimented with various waxes, recycled and new, refining their blend for maximum burn time, luminosity and sculptural behaviour.

Every candle is hand poured individually at home in Tāmaki Makaurau, NZ, and is one of a kind.