Reviews for The Candle Alchemist
I booked a beginners workshop for my 8 year old daughter and myself, as a fun treat. We had a wonderful time. Anita was very patient and friendly, happy to explain and help my daughter with the more complicated parts, so that I could continue with my candles. She even took charge of my camera to get photos of us both!
We started by choosing two colours and two fragrances each. We then dyed the first lot of wax and added the fragrance, which was used to make several tealights. The second batch of wax was then prepared and used for two votives and several wax melts each. These done, we had a break for a drink, slice of cake and a natter with Anita.
After the break, we moved onto hand dipping a pair of candles each, which was fantastic. Again, Anita took charge of my daughter to enable me to make mine, which I very much appreciated.
By the end of the workshop, we had a box of beautiful candles, a new skill and some very happy memories to take away with us. I would heartily recommend it to anyone and cannot thank Anita enough for the wonderful experience.
Jennifer - - #16026
I booked for my girlfriend and myself for her birthday gift. We've been on a few different craft workshops in the past and we both agreed this was the best! Anita has a very easy going nature and her knowledge and encouragement throughout our session made for a great morning. The class is structured really well so you can be creative and achieve some great candles by the end of the session. We made hand dipped candles, scented votives, scented soy wax tealights and wax melts. I would definitely recommend the experience to anyone who loves candles or just wants to learn something new.
Matt B - - #15914
Small class held in an old quaint school room and very easy to follow the instructions. Anita is very friendly , knowledgeable and more than happy to answer questions and give extra help for any thing that is not covered on the day. We had a tea break half way through and were served tea and cake. It was a very enjoyable day.
Amanda - - #15732
Loved this workshop! Attended the beginners workshop with a group of 3 friends on our holiday on Anglesey. We were made very welcome by Anita and learnt all about candle making using different waxes. We all got to choose our own scents and colours and at the end of the session came away with our very impressive looking candles. We all liked that it was very hands-on, Anita is super friendly, and the old schoolroom studio is like something out of Beatrix Potter! Will be coming back in the autumn!
Bella - - #15667
Booked a morning candle workshop with a friend and we both found the class very interesting. We were taught how to make a variety of candles and were able to choose the colours and fragrances for ourselves. Anita gave us lots of great candle making tips and I would now feel confident about making my own candles at home. Very enjoyable and highly recommended.
Julia - - #15279
Attended beginners course with a friend, was just right length. Learnt about types of wax, different types of candles and the correct way to burn candles. Made some scented tea lights and votive candles, then traditional parrafin wax candles l coloured mine as a rainbow. Also had a lovely refreshment break - tea and cake. A great craft course with lots to take away. Thanks Anita.
Heather Walker - - #15184
A really interesting and enjoyable morning at The Candle Alchemist. Anita is a lovely lady and very welcoming. I really enjoyed myself, it was nice to be able to bring the candles home. I will definitely be booking on to the next course. Also brought the starter kit, so will be practicing at home. A great location and a wonderful studio.
Sara - - #14639
I'm so glad I booked this course - I wasn't sure what to expect but after reading the other reviews I decided to take the plunge! Such an great morning! Anita has a really friendly and relaxed style of teaching which made the class fun as well as interesting - It was very hands on, and included lots of candle making tips . I feel confident to how have a go at home. Thank you Anita!
Jenni - - #14498
We had a fabulous and very interesting morning making candles and learning about all the different elements of candle making. The studio where it all happens is a fabulous place full of natural light and with a lovely atmosphere. Anita is a very knowledgeable and friendly teacher and you can also buy her artisan gift candles at the studio. I cannot recommend this experience highly enough - thank you Anita, we will be back to do more workshops.
Sonia - - #14342
We had a lovely morning making a scented tea cup candle, cup cake candles and tea lights. Anita explained in detail the candle making process, how to colour and scent our candles. We had a fabulous time and came away with some beautiful candles. Thank you Anita for making it such an enjoyable experience, we will be back to do another workshop next time we are in Anglesey
Rachel Heys - - #14341
Wonderfully relaxed, fun morning with The Candle Alchemist. Four of us - daughter, grand-daughter, grandson and I enjoyed learning candle dipping making a variety of unique candles in lovely colours. Anita was so patient with us absolute beginners and we felt very proud of our creations. Thank you Anita for a great craft session. See you again soon!
Barbara Stevenson - - #14295
Booked a 1 to 1 candle making course with Anita, which she kindly re- scheduled because of the bad weather.
I can only say having been on a few different courses for various things, Anita's style of teaching was the most relaxed and enjoyable.
For anyone considering taking up candle making, I think you would struggle to find a better tutor.
The location of the Workshop is just the icing on the cake.
Anita, once again thank you for the way you encouraged creativity, after having gone through all the basics.
subash - - #13767
I attended a 3hr workshop today with Anita and one other attendee. Having had an urge to try candle making for a while, I was thrilled to discover this facility almost on my doorstep. I was not disappointed. During a very relaxed 3 hour session we were able to make our own 'rose' candles, a pillar candle, container candle and wax melts, choosing our own colours and fragrances, with the excellent tuition and guidance of Anita. I will return to try her other workshops throughout the year. I would definitely recommend these workshops as well as a visit to see her own produce which are very different and well made.
RHIAN WILLIAMS - - #13212
My mother bought me a Candle Alchemist candle-making workshop gift voucher for Christmas and I went with no knowledge or expectations. This activity is a great addition to Anglesey’s many creative attractions and so close to beautiful Newborough beach and Llandwyn Island.
My adult session (a morning) was taught by Anita and was well structured, with time to chat to my fellow attendee over coffee. My workshop was an introduction to 3 different ways of making heated wax candles, and over 3 hours I made a pillar candle to my own choice of colour and fragrance, a scented jar candle, some scented wax melts and two free-standing flower 🌹 candles.
Anita offers pottery painting and cold-modelling-wax candle moulding for little ones, also candle dipping, tea-cup and cupcake candle workshops, Christmas candle workshops, and during the season, drop in sessions for passing families, as well as hen/birthday/work/school outing groups and she will include tea and scones by prior arrangement.
She also sells candles she designs and makes herself, some inspired by Newborough pebbles, so the studio is also worth a visit to find unique gifts even if you don’t want to try your hand with the wax.
Katherine Pritchard - - #13209