About Us

about us


The Candle Alchemist is an independent Candle & Craft Studio located in rural Anglesey – just 3 miles from Newborough.  We make and sell all our candles from here and run a variety of Candlemaking Workshops for adults and Candle & Craft sessions for families and children.

We offer ‘taster sessions’ where adults and children over 8 years can have a go at making a hand-dipped candle – or younger children can make a novelty candle using modeling-wax specially designed for kids.  Just ring ahead first to check we have availability.

For those wanting to learn more about a variety of different candlemaking techniques we run more structured Candlemaking Workshops.  These last anywhere between 2 to 3 hours (depending on your choice of workshop)  and for this you will need to book in advance.

We also welcome group bookings for Birthday Parties, Hen Parties, Baby Showers, Team Building, or simply a get-together with a few friends!

Opening Times:  We are open to the public from February Half Term to October on Saturdays and Sundays 10am till 4pm – if you would like to make your own candle, please get in touch to avoid disappointment. 

Our online Candle Shop is open all year round and here you will find a selection of our unique handmade candles – pillar candles, dinner candles, scented votives, candles in the form of toadstools and pumpkins, as well as candle making kits.

Beginners Candle Workshops are available to book all year round – just contact us to make your booking.

At The Candle Alchemist we have a passion for Candles – designing them, making them and teaching fun workshops!

Designer and maker, Anita, moved to the Isle of Anglesey  in 2015  to fulfil her dream of opening her own Candle Making Studio in a former Victorian schoolhouse.  A lifelong crafter and maker, she began candlemaking many years ago in Cheshire, and knew immediately she had found her passion!  As Anita puts it “wax has endless possibilities of shape, colour and texture – for me  the process of designing candles is quite magical”

Opening the Candle and Craft Studio on Anglesey has allowed Anita the opportunity to share her passion with others.  She now teaches Workshops to individuals and groups wanting to learn candlemaking, a craft that appeals to adults and children across all age groups.

The studio is also where she creates and her own unique artisan candles which are available to purchase in the small studio shop.

Our Location

Our Candle Studio is situated between the villages of Dwyran and Newborough, on the A4080 just past the Red Dragon Garage.  The Studio is the upstairs room of a former Victorian schoolhouse, you’ll find the entrance at the rear of the building, up a flight of exterior stone steps.  We are very fortunate to be in such a beautiful setting, just 3 miles from Llanddwyn beach and Newborough forest, an area of outstanding natural beauty.

Why not take the opportunity of visiting the beach whilst you are in the area?    Renowned as one of the finest beaches in Britain, Llanddwyn is backed by sand dunes and Newborough forrest.  It boasts spectacular views of Snowdonia National Park, and the Llyn Peninsula, and with it’s iconic lighthouse, ancient church ruins, and Celtic cross, you won’t be disappointed.

Candle Making Workshop, Anglesey




A seemingly magical process of transformation, creation or combination.


Alchemy:  the medieval forerunner of Chemistry concerned with transmutation of matter, in particular with attempts to turn base metals into gold . . .