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Trove’s Designers and Artists from the Canberra region and all their gorgeous products are handmade.
One of the original founding team of Trove (along with JAC Studios and Wombat and Poss), Wood & Wax Studios is the collaboration of husband and wife team, Michael and Carrin. Looking for a way to spend more time together, they merged their individual businesses into one. Best decision ever!
Michael’s “Wood” range features gorgeous handcrafted timber boards, bowls and more, while Carrin’s “Wax” range features hand-poured, fragranced soy wax candles. The pair have even collaborated on a few designs with timber tea light holders, desk sets and engraved wine glasses joining their product range. Everything is handmade in their workshop located in Bungendore, NSW (approximately 30 minutes outside of Canberra).
Wood & Wax Studios have provided some insight into about the products and processes:
For the Wood range, Michael uses locally sourced Australian timbers where possible. Every now and again he uses an exotic timber (purchased in Australia) to add a special highlight to a timber board for some added flair.
Carrin uses Soybean wax for the candle and melt series. It is non-toxic, biodegradable and renewable. The soy waxes contain no GMO material, no paraffin, no unnatural additives and are Kosher certified. A 100% soy candle burns cleaner, slower and more evenly than traditional petroleum-based paraffin candles. Impressive Wood & Wax Studios! Locally sourced and sustainable is on point these days.
We asked Michael and Carrin what they love about Canberra: “The best thing about Canberra is the wonderful handmade community who support each other and work tirelessly to make local products, and the local buyers who are so loyal to them. The wonderful range of hidden bars with tasty cocktails is a nice perk also!” In addition to the beautiful Wood & Wax products, Carrin and Michael are a lot of fun!
Feel great about purchasing a lovely piece from Wood & Wax Studios at Trove and note that they accept custom orders, so if you have an idea you’d like to see realised, contact them through their website featured on their Trove Designer Profile Page.