Wax Atelier re-visits traditional techniques ranging from candle dipping, paper making, to crafted textiles using natural wax. Making becomes a tool to experience the interconnection between the natural world and material culture.
Founded in 2017 in East London by Lola Lely and Yesenia Thibault-Picazo, Wax Atelier produce small batches of hand-dipped beeswax candles and hand-waxed food wraps. Their colour palette of soft pinks and mossy greens are created using a range of natural plant-based dyes including madder and green tea – each with their own distinctive, natural scent.
Born in Hanoi, Lola grew up in London and was curious from an early age about how objects are made. Drawing, making and the connection between materials, process and maker are all central to her practice.
Yesenia is a French-born musician and designer. Exploring narrative potentials of materials through collaborations with experts in the fields of geology, anthropology and craft, she uses design as a means to engage with diverse audiences on contemporary ecological challenges.