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Chris Jones

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Chris Jones learned to make candles while attending teacher-training college in the early 1970s and became a full time candle maker in Hutton le Hole in 1996.

Chris sees candle-making as an art form and enjoys experimenting with different colours and textures.

The colours of his candles are inspired by the all-embracing natural beauty of the North York Moors, while their textures reflect modern ceramic glazes. By using high-quality materials, the candles are also very slow (and clean) burning.

One of the most common things said about Chris’s candles is that they are “too nice to burn”. Although complimentary, Chris feels this attitude completely misses the point. A good candle comes to life when lit in a way that it never does when simply sat on the mantelpiece.

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Exhibited in gallery: 2014, 2015