Please introduce yourself and what you create:
My name is Clare and I am the Chintzy Teacup Company which makes vintage teacup candles. The crockery is sourced from around Sussex and then I hand dye and scent each individual candle. Each candle is wrapped in undyed tissue paper and then housed in a beautiful gold box. I sell them for £8 each.
Are you looking forward to selling at Bartie’s and do you have some lovely festive gifts ready for everyone to buy?
My candles make perfect gifts. I have lots of vintage cups that are highly decorative this season and when combined with a beautiful wax colour they look very Christmassy! Think gold leaf patterned tea cups with red candles scented with gardenia and rose though to delicate vintage Japanese bone china with a fresh bluebell scented ivory candle. There will be something to suit all tastes!
What do you enjoy most about your craft?
I enjoy all aspects from sourcing the teacups through to the alchemy of matching a crockery design with the perfect coloured dye.
Are you selling at any other markets over the festive period?
Yes I sold at The Brighton Garden Centre Christmas market on 1 December and am selling at the Big Brighton Christmas Fair at the Sallis Benney Theatre on the 8th December.
Describe christmas in 5 words or less:
Family, Stilton , lights , smiles, imagination
How can we find out more about you?
I will be developing my Etsy presence in the new year.
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