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About the Candle Maker Hello! I’m Jennifer Foshay, the owner and soy candle maker at Allen Wick Candles, located in the village of Keene. I love making soy candles and the creative process involved in making new designs. 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.

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I have been making soy candles for ten years! I have learned so much over the years, my products and designs have changed as I learned more techniques. In 2014, I completed an online interactive candle design course through the Candle Academy, French Rivera, France. In the course, I developed my candle making skills and design possibilities.

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I love coming up with new candle designs. My favorite candles to make are dessert candles which feature that extra design element. Sometimes designs just pop into my head and other times I get inspiration from Pinterest and Instagram. I love seeing the reactions of my customers when they see a banana split candle or a tea cup candle. It gives them and me joy!

As I developed my candle making skills, my husband I would visit beautiful candle shops. I loved seeing all the candle creations. It was my dream for many years to have my own candle shop to showcase my unique designs. I also have a love for painted furniture and French country décor, so I combined all of it into Allen Wick Candle’s store. When we moved back to Ontario, it was time to find the right location. I wanted the store to have lots of charm. And along the way I realized that I wanted it to be in the community in which I lived. The perfect spot opened up in this 101-year-old schoolhouse! It has an abundance of character. It’s my dream location! Come for a visit! 3246 County Road 2 Keene, Ontario K0L 2G0 Store Hours: Thursday to Friday 11:00am to 5:00pm - Saturday and Sunday 11:00am to 4:00pm

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Welcome to our retail location! Allen Wick Candles is located in the beautiful village of Keene, Ontario. We are just 15 minutes from Peterborough on the north-shore of Rice Lake. We love our location! The candle shop is in a century old schoolhouse and we occupy two of the original classrooms. Our store is filled with a variety of soy candles including jar candles, tea lights, votives and one-of-a-kind dessert candles. We also carry a selection of home décor, gifts and local handcrafted items including; painted home accents, quilts, jewelry and allnatural soap. Our candle making studio is also located on-site and is open to the public for viewing.

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