These candle houses are made by third generation artisans in Lithuania.  The craft has been passed down from family to family.  Each house is individually made and no mass production is involved. They create the homes similar to how you would craft a gingerbread house.

Most often one artist will create a structure and be working on many of the same house at once.  This is how they master the art and prevent mistakes.  Here you see one of our artisans putting together tiny pieces for many of the same house.  

After the houses are together and fired once, they begin the task of painting each house individually.  Though similar to the call number, each finished house is a unique creation.  

Here you see the kiln that is used to fire the clay. Right now they are working on houses that have been put together.  After being painted, they will be fired a second time.