Introduce us to you and your brand!
Artoceano is a candle making brand based in Scotland, created by a social communicator by profession, Paola. Since the pandemic I started to train my passions that I had a bit abandoned, such as free painting. At the same time Artoceano was born, my first adventure in handmade candles, made with my own hands from my sweet home. Something that is non-negotiable for me is the respect for our planet and nature, so it was very important to me how I was going to make these candles. Their base is 100% natural soy wax, friendly to our air, our environment, our planet and animals.
How has your brand/work developed since you began?
I started making paintings in canva, then I became interested in soy candles, which have benefits and since then I have not stopped and I keep creating new models every time I can.
What are your main inspirations?
Helping this planet to be more sustainable.
What do you consider to be your most popular product? Why do you think it resonates with people
The rustic candles, each one is unique and different from the popular ones on the market.
What piece are you the proudest of?
Of the rustic candles, as I said before, they are unique and different.
What would you consider to be the most challenging aspect about being a working artist/designer?
Be confident in your artistic abilities and show what you have to the whole world.
Do you have any past accomplishments you wish to share?
What I am proud of is transforming that time I had into something that I can be more creative and productive.
How did you find out about SDX? And what made you apply to sell with us?
I visited your shop and I identified with each of the artists who work with you. I think it is an incredible idea that many artists can show our talent in your shops.
What have you found to be the most challenging aspect to your business since the beginning of the pandemic in 2020?
This project was born in pandemic, I was able to turn my free time into a project that I am passionate about.
What do you hope to gain from working with SDX going forward?
I hope to continue working with you and create new projects.
If you could share just one piece of advice to aspiring artists/designers who want to make a living from their creative talents, what would you tell them?
That they believe in themselves.
And finally, help share some motivation with your favourite inspirational advise or quote!
Work on what you like