Jan Schubert

Share this post
LOCALLY SOURCED BEESWAX ART

Step inside Jan Schubert’s Bee Happy candle making studio behind the “old red Ferguson house” she and her husband Eric Doud are renovating in Carbondale, and the aroma of beeswax embraces you. 

“I see people walk in and take a deep breath,” she says. “The smell is somehow an antidepressant. You can just see people being lifted by smelling it.”

IT ALL BEGINS WITH HONEYBEES

Jan Schubert explains how bees make wax by transforming nectar, which is made by plants out of water and sunlight. Plants transform sunlight into sugar, and bees take this into their beings and transform it into wax. “This incredible substance then becomes light and heat, like the sun where it started. It is precious, a gift from the natural world,” Schubert says.

So she transforms it into art, making her own original candle molds of hearts, pears, apples, pinecones,  acorns, angels, even asparagus with tiny, delicate fronds. On some designs, she hand paints layers using colored beeswax, layering pigments as if on canvas. Except unlike canvas, her medium is meant to melt away.

“I love how the light illuminates the wax,” she says. “Like pure gold.”

Each Holiday Gift Box contains one of Jan Schubert’s Starry Night pillar candles.


PURCHASE THE LOCALLY SOURCED HOLIDAY GIFT BOX
Jan Schubert

LEARN MORE about Jan Schubert and Bee Happy Candles


MEET OTHER LOCALLY SOURCED ARTISTS

Lilybart – Starry Night Journal
.
Jill Scher – Sculptural Felted Soap
.
Carbondale Clay Center & Roaring Fork Kids Who Care – 
Starry Night Julep Cup
.
Vera Herbals – Moisturizing Hemp Lipbalm
.
Homsted – Relax Essential Oil



TEACHERS

Sign up HERE for a Holiday Gift Delivery from MOUNTAIN PARENT
and our Locally Sourced Featured Artists

About Kathryn Camp

MOUNTAIN PARENT Editor & Designer • When Kathryn is not at her desk with MP, she cycles, snowboards, skis, writes fiction and keeps bees in downtown Carbondale with her teenage children, husband Rich, and their wayward husky-coyote Zelda.