Our constellation votive is pretty special to us and takes a lot of people to perfect it. From initial concept to the fully-fledged product, here is the story behind our signature votive. From our
The idea of our constellation votive began over a year ago in the Truly HQ. We would often spend hours quizzing each other (working at the same time, of course) on what star sign we were and what it meant; so, it was only a matter of time before we incorporated our love of astrology into a product. When we thought of a votive with our classic constellation print for Christmas, you could only imagine our excitement! Our goal was to create something that really embodied Christmas and while it was originally designed as part of our ceramic
When it comes to creating the product there are a number of ways it can be bought to life, but Emma’s go to for our votive was the potter’s wheel; “with a product like the votive, you have to work backwards” she explains “there’s a huge amount of maths involved to work out how much the product will shrink, I then have to increase the product at the right proportion so when it is dry, it won’t change too much from the original dimensions.” When it comes to the actual constellation design, it’s a much simpler process Emma tells me; “I just printed off what would be the constellation wrap of the design on inkjet paper and wrapped it around the votive and used a soft biro nib to do the outlines for the lines and made various star-shaped sprigs.” Once Emma has perfected the shape and design of the votive, it will be sent away to be made as a mould
Stoke-on-Trent is known as the heart of ceramics, so of
Many people go into creating a single product, but we believe this is what makes our collection Truly special.