Reviews for The Candle Alchemist
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
I treated my friend to the Christmas candle workshop a few weeks ago and we had a delightful session at the Candle Alchemist. The friendly nature of Anita and her knowledge and top tips and encouragement throughout our session made for a thoroughly enjoyable morning. She structured the course really well to allow us to be creative and achieve a practical and nice candle by the end of the session. My candles are pride of place with my Christmas ornaments. I would wholeheartedly recommend anyone to attend her workshops either in a small group or a larger party. All in all we left feeling like we'd had a good creative session and a catch up and learnt a new skill along the way. Thanks Anita :-)
Louise Jones - - #12129
I booked the course for myself and my gran as a Christmas gift for her for something different. It was great we made Christmas tree candles after making candles out of bees wax. I would definitely go back again! It's a great few hours out to learn something new or if you're stuck on what to get someone as a gift, it's a great present
Charlotte - - #12051
My girlfriend and I decided to book a candle workshop with Anita. She is such a good teacher and is very patient and knowledgeable. The setting is lovely too. Such a beautiful room which is full of character and charm. We thoroughly enjoyed our time there and made a lovely little selection of different types of candles. The pace of the course was ideal. We were allowed plenty of time to choose our fragrances and designs. During the candlemaking we had some great chats with Anita who makes you feel so at home and as though you've known her ages. And with M83 and Bob Marley playing in the background it was all very relaxed! I'd recommend it to anyone and would not hesitate to return for another course. As a bonus, it's only a short distance from Newborough Forest and Llanddwyn Island. We managed to do a course in the morning and have a lovely coastal walk in the afternoon.
Phil Flack - - #11657
What a wonderful way to spend a Saturday morning. I attended a workshop with Anita with my 11 year old daughter. We had a splendid time together. Anita's workshop is a lovely environment...... Truly a candle kingdom. Anita held my daughters interest for a whole 3 hours which is quite something. She adapted her teaching to accommodate both of us. We made pillar candles, scented candles and crafted flower candles. Anita has a wealth of knowledge and is clearly very experienced. We feel that we have learnt the skills required to start making our own candles at home. Totally recommend Anita's workshops be it for a family or a group of friends. Will certainly be booking again soon. Also an unusual way to spend a rainy morning or afternoon on holiday.
Bev Lindsell - - #9380
Anita is such a knowledgeable, patient, kind and friendly teacher. Anita was also very welcoming to her beautiful, characterful cottage and nothing was too much trouble. Directions were great. I made a real range of candles from some cute candy pink heart shaped tea lights, some meltlets, scented container candles and a pillar candle. I bought a candle making kit to try at home. Having had some ill health recently, I found it very relaxing. Will definitely return. Birthday celebration with cake, candle making and cups of tea ( or something stronger!) I hope!
Marie - - #9196
I've just spent a really enjoyable and informative 3 hours with Anita for a 'one to one' workshop. I'd been making container candles at home and wanted to 'experience' making pillar candles with someone there to show me how to do it and point out what can go right and wrong! Anita is so knowledgeable and willing to share this with you - no matter what basic questions you ask. I learnt so much about waxes, fragrances and candle making techniques and came away with the candles I'd made. The location is great - a big workshop with plenty of room. I'd travelled from some distance away so stayed in the local area which was a great excuse for sightseeing in North Wales. Altogether a great experience that I'd recommend to beginners or those with a bit of candle making knowledge.
Margo - - #9030