Allen Wick Candles Blog — Meet the Candle Maker
Posted by Jennifer Foshay on
Hello! I’m Jennifer Foshay, the owner and soy candle maker at Allen Wick Candles. I love making soy candles and the creative process involved in making new designs. Learn more about my story below.
How did you become a candle maker?
I was born in Peterborough, Ontario, but I spent 10 years in Fort McMurray, Alberta. I needed something to keep me busy and engaged, as the winters are long in Northern Alberta. I first started scrap booking and I enjoyed it, but I needed something more. I searched craft making ideas, and came across an Ontario company selling soy candle making kits. When the kit arrived, I started making immediately, I loved the process. I started ordering more supplies and learning the art of soy candle making. From there I started selling to family, friends, local markets and tradeshows.