Our Story

Ancient Candle Co. was born from a love of fine art and interior style. It was during the first Covid lockdowns in 2020 that our founder Yvette Hardy discovered, (while styling her own home) that it was almost impossible to find high quality sculptural candles. Pieces that not only enhanced the mood in your space when lit, but were also aesthetically pleasing in their un-lit state.

With a family business knowledge in fine art, design and sculpture (Yvette’s husband is Liam Hardy, figurative Bronze Artist and founding Director of Sculpt Studios). It’s with this knowledge that our first design, the ‘La Femme’ torso candle was created. We have since gone on to produce three other figures in our signature torso range. The ‘L ‘Homme’ male torso, the ‘Modest Femme’ and our La Mére pregnancy candle. These along with our ceramic inspired contemporary candles and our larger Ancient bust figures round out the first series of the ACC collection, (with new styles always in development).

Yvette Hardy Ancient Candle Co Founder
Yvette Hardy Ancient Candle Co Founder

Our sculptural candles are inspired by ancient works of art and are sculpted from sustainably sourced, supply chain verified, soy based wax. Designed & individually hand crafted in our purpose built Gold Coast production facility, every step of the creative process from detailed 3D printing, sculpting and mould making, to hand pouring is done in house by hand, making each item, and our designs a one-of-a-kind artisanal product.

Our dedication to quality every step of the way ensures that when you buy an Ancient Candle Co. candle you are purchasing an original Australian work of art.

Yvette Hardy