Situated in the charming 15th century Provencal village of Biot on the French Riviera,the candle academy is the only complete school in Europe for people serious about starting their own candle business. Everything you need to know from designing to manufacturing to marketing taught by one of the top candle designers in the world Gary Simmons.
Learning the art of basic candle making can be done through a book. Learning the art of candle making with up to date marketable designs is another thing.
When starting a new business you want to gather as much information as possible and you also want to learn from someone that is actively participating in that marketplace. Here is where the candle academy comes in.
We have been designing candles for over 20 years for some of the biggest names in the candle manufacturing business. We constantly travel between Milan Paris London and Frankfurt to all the major trade shows to keep abreast of what other companies are designing and then take it one step further. We have set up candle companies in India, Africa, America, Asia, France, Ireland and the Caribbean. Our students come from all over the world.
The candle business has gone through quite some changes in the past five years. Machine made candles are being bought in through the Far East and have cornered one part of the market. This has forced local manufacturers to become a lot more creative in their approach to candle design. Hand poured candles give the manufacturer a vast and diverse canvas for design. Candles are no longer just for illumination they have now become objects of art to complement each room of ones living environment. People pay for unique objects and our candle designs fill this niche.
Our candle making school is situated 20 minutes from Nice airport and ten minutes up from the coast of Antibes. Biot is a charming village with restaurants and outdoor cafes. Our accommodation is at the hotel Place des Arcades where many artists including Picasso have stayed.
Our candle making centre provides a calm and relaxing atmosphere for one on one training in all aspects of candle production and marketing. We guarantee that after our courses you will have all the information and confidence you need to start your own business and that guarantee has made us the number one candle school in Europe. Through our time, research and development we can give you the skills to enable you to do it yourself to produce marketable designs and enter the creative profitable business of candle making.