Clay Relic - Light Clay
The latest addition of Relic Candles by Curionoir takes inspiration from Ancient Egyptian works of the New Kingson period. Curio Clay Relics are a range of individually hand crafted carriers for parfum and candles, exclusively made by self taught potter Kirsten Dryburgh. Each vessel is made from clay from the South Island of New Zealand, then specifically glazed and fired multiple times to create the unique finish. Due to the organic nature in which all of their clay relics are made, there will be variations in shape and colour. You will receive your truly unique piece of art.
415 AD: tomato leaves, rosemary, grapefruit, Iranian galbanum, Somalian olibanum, agarwood, myrrha, vetiver, siam benzoin
Irtiu Nefertiti: blue lotus, fig wood, osmanthus flowers, passionflower, gaiac wood, sandalwood, musk.
Burns for 65+ hours
Tiffany Witehira has lived a unique life. Born into a family of strong, creative women, and an uncle she believed was a warrior, she grew up immersed in Maori culture. Her memories are of taonga celebrated for their simplicity as much as their complexity, and the discovery of a rich heritage that looked beyond the mundane.
As a young adult, she realised her uncle was a bone carver, not a warrior. She learnt that her Nana, her aunties and her mother were skilled craftswomen as well as cherished protectors. But she has always retained a fascination for the wonder and mystery she felt in her youth. Her celebration of the interesting and uncommon gave birth to her brand.
As an adult, Witehira has enjoyed award-winning success in fashion and advertising. But it was during her wedding to film director Andrew Morton that she realised her desire to create. She crafted a series of hand-cast skull candles for each guest, individually wrapped in tulle. This labour of love, this celebration of making and giving, proved irresistible. From it grew a range of bespoke candles, linens and curios for the home.
In Tiffany’s products you will find a celebration of fine craft, the uncommon, and days of old. Experiencing them, you may share in her wonder at the beauty of biology. And through them Tiffany’s heritage is passed on, her gift to you: Curionoir - ‘for those with a fascination for the interesting and uncommon’.
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