Living Candles

Living Candles started out of a Family tradition

and is now a co op of an international group of Artists.

The candlemaking itself is still and only done by the family.

Sophie Gardner-Roberts

Sophie is the newest adition to our Wax family and is an excellent Wax hand Artist.

As an apprentice candle-maker she is learning every step of the candlemaking process and will soon dazzle the world with stunning creations.

She trained as a journalist and specialised in travel writing and handles

Living Candles' communications and social media.

Speaks fluent French and English

Cees van der Veer

Is the heart of the enterprise and makes most of the living candle Art.

Having travelled all over the world, he started candlemaking ten years ago.

After running several cultural projects, he is now focusing on running Living Candles.

Speaks fluent Dutch, English, Greek, French

Sandra Boedt


The grand, wax, master of the enterprise. She is an all round Artist.

Her paintings, candles and wood works are exposed all over the world. 

She is an inspiration for all of us...

With her husband, Emmon, she is building an orphanage,

'Boma Gardens', in Sierra Leone in the hopes of moving there

and taking care of the local people and kids 


Speaks fluent Dutch, English, French, German, Greek and Italian.


Emmon Madubuike

Motivates and helps out during the creation proces.

Makes the funkiest candles

He is also an African dance teacher and plays in several bands.

Together with Sandra they are the soul of BOMA gardens.

Speaks fluent English, Krio and Spanish.

Special thanks to

Johann Periner - for taking beautiful photos

Mr Schmid - for providing the highest quality wax on the planet

The teams behind Winterland Hasselt and Maastricht Christmas market

The people of Varennes - for the warm welcome and your help setting up the studio

To all the beautiful people who helped along the years :)

Ceesje loves Sophietje forever <3