Pigeon Toe Ceramics Partners Up With Midnight Collective Scents

Candles that smell good and can be repourposed

By Jennifer McCullum

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February 25, 2016

This article originally appeared in the March 2016 issue of Seattle Magazine.

“I’m an eternal dabbler,” says Lisa Jones, creator of Portland ceramic studio Pigeon Toe Ceramics. “I’m always willing to take on a process I don’t know.” Jones dabbled in a new medium this past year with the launch of the studio’s first candle line. Porcelain clay bowls house soy wax candles with scents by Oregon-based fragrance studio Midnight Collective, whose natural home fragrance products are also available at Prism in Ballard. “We knew we wanted single-note, region-specific fragrances,” Jones says of the Pacific Northwest–inspired scents, including lavender and eucalyptus. Once a candle has burned down completely, the vessels can be repurposed as decorative catchalls. “The candles use white crawl glaze, which forms a unique, textured pattern after firing,” Jones says. “These slightly different finishes make a special piece that can be reused.”

Available at pigeontoeceramics.com. Also: Midnight Collective at Prism, Ballard, 5208 Ballard Ave. NW; 206.402.4706; templeofcairo.com