Pottery Oil Candle

This stoneware "candle" was inspired by ancient oil lamps.
created by

Erik Hertz

$32.00

Erik Hertz created by

Erik Hertz

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Inspired by ancient oil lamps found in archaeological digs, this design by Erik Hertz brings the appeal of handmade pottery to light. The design was also inspired by necessity: Erik lives in a part of Maryland where electricity outages are frequent, so he developed this glazed stoneware "candle" as backup lighting for his studio. It includes a fiberglass wick that won't deteriorate and smolder like cotton. Simply fill it with liquid Paraffin for a clean-burning alternative to smoky candles and spotty electrical service. Add a few drops of your favorite essential oil for a more aromatic experience. Handmade in Melbourne Beach, Florida.

Due to the handmade nature of this item, each is unique and will vary.

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Made in Florida

Exclusively for UncommonGoods

Erik Hertz

created by

Erik Hertz

location

Maryland

First exposed to pottery at a craftsman’s fair in Asheville, North Carolina, Erik has been making pottery for over 40 years. He enjoys making beautiful, functional items for everyday use and currently teaches pottery to children and adults while serving as the Ceramics Director of The Ocean City Center for the Arts.

Handmade Exclusive Made in the USA
Made from
stoneware clay, fiberglass wick
Measurements
approx.: 5" H x 5" dia.
Ingredients
Notes
Never leave a burning candle unattended. Keep away from drafts, pets and children. Only burn the candle on a level, fire resistant surface.
Requires liquid paraffin (not included).
Item ID
40759

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within 4 days, arriving 5 business days after the order was placed.
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within 2 days, arriving 3 business days after the order was placed.
Expedited shipping:
within 1 day, arriving 2 business days after the order was placed.
Express shipping:
will ship the same day and arrive 1 business day later.

Please note: This item is not available to ship outside of the U.S.


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UncommonGoodsPottery Oil Candle
 
4.8

(based on 26 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (23)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

96%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Attractive (17)
  • Durable (7)
  • Long lasting (7)
  • Safe (5)
  • Easy to clean up (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Ambiance (13)
  • Decoration (12)
  • Gifts (9)
  • Lighting (7)
  • Scent (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Midrange shopper (12), Budget shopper (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes (11), No (7)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Totally Unique

I purchased these as mother's day gifts. I love the unique look and concept, and I like that my moms can customize the fragrance that burns by adding an essential oil of their...Read complete review

I purchased these as mother's day gifts. I love the unique look and concept, and I like that my moms can customize the fragrance that burns by adding an essential oil of their preference. I was disappointed in two things: 1- the "instruction sheet" that was included in the package was printed very poorly. It was difficult to read, simply because the printer was low on ink.... as I was giving this as gifts, I was disappointed in this oversight. 2- for the price of the item, only the pottery piece and the wick were included. This is something I knew prior to purchasing, however I felt it was rather expensive to then still need to buy the paraffin oil and essential oil fragrance before using. I would have liked the option to add the oil onto the purchase options... even if it cost another 4-5 dollars. Maybe providing a "gift option" would be wise, including the pottery, wick and a bottle of the paraffin oil. I bet more people would purchase this item knowing they can use it right away once they receive it in the mail.
Ultimately, I love unique pottery pieces and this is very special. I know my moms will enjoy using the candle since it is pleasing to look at and customizable to their fragrance preferences.

VS

Most Liked Negative Review

 

No information

The information and instruction sheet included in the packing was not for the oil lamp. It was for a wall planter. My friend has no idea how to use it or what it's...Read complete review

The information and instruction sheet included in the packing was not for the oil lamp. It was for a wall planter. My friend has no idea how to use it or what it's for.

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5.0

Totally Unique

By 

from North Carolina

About Me Midrange Shopper

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Attractive Design
  • Customizable - you can add essential oil scents
  • Durable
  • Shipped well to prevent damage
  • Unlike anything I've seen before

Cons

  • The instruction sheet was printed poorly-low ink

Best Uses

  • Ambiance
  • Decoration
  • Gifts
  • Scent

Comments about UncommonGoods Pottery Oil Candle:

I purchased these as mother's day gifts. I love the unique look and concept, and I like that my moms can customize the fragrance that burns by adding an essential oil of their preference. I was disappointed in two things: 1- the "instruction sheet" that was included in the package was printed very poorly. It was difficult to read, simply because the printer was low on ink.... as I was giving this as gifts, I was disappointed in this oversight. 2- for the price of the item, only the pottery piece and the wick were included. This is something I knew prior to purchasing, however I felt it was rather expensive to then still need to buy the paraffin oil and essential oil fragrance before using. I would have liked the option to add the oil onto the purchase options... even if it cost another 4-5 dollars. Maybe providing a "gift option" would be wise, including the pottery, wick and a bottle of the paraffin oil. I bet more people would purchase this item knowing they can use it right away once they receive it in the mail.
Ultimately, I love unique pottery pieces and this is very special. I know my moms will enjoy using the candle since it is pleasing to look at and customizable to their fragrance preferences.

 
5.0

Beautiful!

By 

from Lena, WI

About Me Midrange Shopper

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Attractive Design

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Ambiance
    • Decoration
    • Gifts
    • Scent

    Comments about UncommonGoods Pottery Oil Candle:

    My cousin tends to be hard to buy for. She has particular tastes which tend to be more high-end. I know she loves candles as well as her essential oil diffuser, so I felt this to be a perfect combo. I love that each piece is hand crafted and therefore unique....so I could truly tell her that her piece is one-of-a-kind. It made an excellent gift when combined with some paraffin oil and a bottle of high quality essential oils. She loved it! It is very beautiful. Delicate yet sturdy, if that makes sense. The colors are gorgeous, and the signature on the bottom made it more "authentic." Absolutely stunning as decoration, yet still functional.

     
    5.0

    Stunning

    By 

    from Houston texas

    About Me High-end Shopper

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Attractive Design
    • Long Lasting
    • Pleasant Scent

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Ambiance
      • Decoration
      • Gifts
      • Lighting
      • Scent

      Comments about UncommonGoods Pottery Oil Candle:

      This stays at the end of my long kitchen island so I can see it from the living room. The oil is scented to add a light and pleasant vanilla and lavender aroma. Such a nice shaped and color as well!

       
      5.0

      Absolutely beautiful product!

      By 

      from Northfield, MN

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Attractive Design

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Ambiance
        • Decoration

        Comments about UncommonGoods Pottery Oil Candle:

        I bought this item for my mother, and she loves it. I was somewhat worried about the quality due to the potential unpredictability, but it was in excellent shape and absolutely beautiful.

        Service and delivery comments:

        Delivery was prompt and the product was in perfect condition!

         
        5.0

        Lovely Oil Candle

        By 

        from Richmond VA

        About Me Midrange Shopper

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Attractive Design
        • Functional and Beautiful
        • Lovely colors
        • Unique Shape

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Ambiance
          • Decoration
          • Gifts
          • Lighting

          Comments about UncommonGoods Pottery Oil Candle:

          Very pleased with this purchase; beautifully crafted, graceful and unique shape, even feels good to the touch. Love it!

          Service and delivery comments:

          Delivery was fast and item very well packed!

           
          5.0

          Would buy again and again

          By 

          from Tucson, AZ

          About Me Midrange Shopper

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Add a few drops of your favorite oil.
          • Attractive Design
          • Durable
          • Easy To Clean Up
          • Long Lasting
          • Safe

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Ambiance
            • Decoration

            Comments about UncommonGoods Pottery Oil Candle:

            I bought this as a housewarming gift for my son and he loves it. Said he might get a few more to put in several rooms.

             
            5.0

            Handmade artwoek

            By 

            from Maryland

            About Me Midrange Shopper

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Attractive Design
            • Durable
            • Easy To Clean Up
            • Long Lasting
            • Pleasant Scent
            • Safe

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Ambiance
              • Decoration
              • Lighting

              Comments about UncommonGoods Pottery Oil Candle:

              Beautifully done, nice product - thanks!
              Promp service, good doing business with you.

               
              5.0

              Beautiful and practical.

              By 

              from Ft Walton Beach,FL

              About Me Midrange Shopper

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Attractive Design
              • Durable
              • Easy To Clean Up
              • Long Lasting
              • Safe

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Lighting

                Comments about UncommonGoods Pottery Oil Candle:

                I needed a small back up light for hurricane power outages. This is little light is perfect.

                 
                5.0

                Great Product!!

                By 

                from Bridgeport WV

                About Me Midrange Shopper

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Attractive Design

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about UncommonGoods Pottery Oil Candle:

                    My sister loved it

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • Yes
                     
                    5.0

                    Beautiful unique. Useful

                    By 

                    from Rockford, AL

                    About Me Midrange Shopper

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Attractive Design
                    • Pleasant Scent
                    • Safe

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Ambiance
                      • Decoration
                      • Gifts
                      • Lighting
                      • Scent

                      Comments about UncommonGoods Pottery Oil Candle:

                      The title says it all. It was a beautiful piece of Pottery and so unique in a sea of candles.

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • Yes

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