Provider Store, candle making teacher

Provider Store

Provider Store

Candle Maker + Founder of Provider Store

location_on Surry Hills, Sydney

local_activity classes: Candle Making

4.9 (171)
Instagram followers37k

Tara is the founder and designer/maker of Sydney homewares brand, Provider Store. Provider Store is a destination specialising in daily tools for the home. Most of what you find is either handmade by Tara Bennett or by other local and international creatives she has met along her travels.

Provider's homewares explore the concept of slow living, with an emphasis on creating ethical and sustainable products. Sold throughout Australia and the world, Provider's candles are made from pure soy wax, hand poured in Surry Hills and housed in a hand made Japanese vessel. Designed to be multi-purpose, simply pop out the wick, wash with hot soapy water and you're left with a Japanese tea cup.





Deborah and Willow Field May 2024

Tara is such a talented creator and we had a wonderful time learning about the candle making and all things Japan. We will treasure our candles, made ahead of Mother’s Day. And oh- the snacks and bevvies were delish!

Jenson Lee Apr 2024

It was a great session. The teacher was open and happy to pass on her knowledge.

Candle Making class review by Jenson Lee - Sydney

Arina Filippovich Jan 2024

Magical experience! The event is beautifully curated from the beginning to the end. Tara is a passionate and highly knowledgeable teacher. Highly recommend

Samira Hooshyar Dec 2023

Loved this course when I did it. Very firendly instructor. and I've been making my own candles since.

Jenny Oung Apr 2023

Tara was very experienced and showed a lot of passion in her craft. Taught us a lot and gave heaps of tips. Really enjoyable

Candle Making Workshop review by Jenny Oung - Sydney

Silvia Lin Jan 2023

3 ClassBento workshops attended • 3 reviews

Staff was unresponsive and took a while to respond. Class itself went okay, team enjoyed the cups at the end.

Chelsea Randall Jan 2023

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

Fantastic class! Was great to learn more about soy wax candles but also really enjoyed how chilled the class was. Great group of people involved as well!

Trina Ng Dec 2022

4 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

My sister and I learned about the art of candle pouring and the background to some beautiful Japanese ceramics. Our instructor, Bec, was knowledgeable, friendly, and happy to share so many tips, as well as Provider's beautiful space. We felt so relaxed after the class. Thank you again!

Vivian Wong Nov 2022

Tara was a wonderful teacher. Hospitable and knowledgeable. I appreciated her teaching us how to fix our mistakes should we encounter them at home. The candle we get at the end is lovely and feels premium, great for gifts or as a treat for yourself.

Candle Making class review by Vivian Wong - Sydney

Sarp Tortum Nov 2022

Nice, friendly and knowledgeable Tara teaching us making soy wax candles while also offering really cool drinks and a delicious antipasto board Happy noon ends with a nice candle to take home.
Recommending to anyone who’d like an easy social time while learning how to nake candles.

Carla Bensted Nov 2022

2 ClassBento workshops attended

lt was a beautiful day. Tara is a sweetheart and it was nice to meet the other people in the workshop.

Carina Tran Nov 2022

The candle making workshop was great. Tara was casual and friendly and made the class fun. She was very thorough in her explanation on how to make candies. Knew her stuff 100%. I'd recommend this workshop to people.

Joie Endaya Nov 2022

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

Tara was wonderful, she was accommodating and very chill. The place was very nice and clean and she provided all the materials so it was a very lovely experience.

Dan Umphray Nov 2022

Tara was great. We were late arriving but she was so lovely in holding things up. A great character. A great story of how she’s built her business. Very inspiring. And the candle making and food/drink was a bonus.

Delicia Moraleda Sep 2022

Tara was not only friendly, welcoming and fun to be around, she was inspirational sharing her business story with us.

Candle Making Workshop review by Delicia Moraleda - Sydney

Kristella Carag Jul 2022

Great experience! Tara was a ray of sunshine & was so informative. The class was relaxed, like having a glass of wine with a group of friends but you get a bonus candle in the end. Nothing beats that in my opinion. The fact that you can get the candle refilled at their store makes it 1000% better since the scent is incredible, so definitely coming back!

Candle Making class review by Kristella Carag - Sydney

Andrew Magee Jul 2022

She was amazing, intelligent and great teacher. I loved who she was and her business acumen.

Rabiye Yalcinkaya Jul 2022

A wonderful afternoon appreciating and learning how to make natural candles. Tara was so insightful, sharing lots of tips. Red wine and an amazing cheese platter was a great touch!

Thanks Tara! ❤️

Shigemi Nakamura-Simms Jun 2022

I made a Sakura oil soy candle in a beautiful Japanese tea cup. Very refreshing and enjoyable experience ❤️ Highly recommended ❤️

Candle Making Workshop review by Shigemi Nakamura-Simms - Sydney

Lauren Gray Jun 2022

What a fantastic way to spend the afternoon!
Tara was an amazing teacher and put on such a fabulous spread! Her workshop is such a beautiful space and perfect for learning her craft. The hardest part of the workshop was choosing which scent to use in our candles!
I would recommend this class to anyone who loves a good mix of candles, wine and excellent company

Eve Hally May 2022

26 ClassBento workshops attended • 26 reviews

This was so much fun! I loved the candle pot and will use as a mug once the candle is finished! Just beautiful

James Dalton Apr 2022

39 ClassBento workshops attended • 34 reviews

I missed the online class, but the kit was good quality and I’m very happy with the finished product

Soy Wax Candle Making Set in a Japanese Ceramic review by James Dalton

Scott Robertson Mar 2022

Really enjoyed this session! Learned some interesting things about candles, what to buy and what do with them when things go awry!

Candle Making class review by Scott Robertson

James Murphy Mar 2022

Great class, clear instructions!

Felix Rohr Mar 2022

Very easy and fun to do. Made my day and reminded me of how much I miss in person workshops.

Desi Day Nov 2021

4 ClassBento workshops attended • 4 reviews

Our company (employees in MEL, SYD and ADL) signed up to do a Soy Wax Candle Making Set in a Japanese Ceramic class just out of the last lockdown in Melbourne. It was an enjoyable experience! It was cool experience to make candles for the first time! It was nice short and sweet activity for all to do. Tara the instructor was funny and knowledgeable about soy candles! She was helpful with all questions we had!

Kerrie King Nov 2021

Very informative. Easy to follow steps and clear instructions given.

Pina Spathis Oct 2021

Loved the class and the presenter made it very easy to follow . Great team building exercise !

Iris Zhang Oct 2021

It's very interesting and easy to follow with the instructor. I also learnt some candle knowledge today:)

Ian Pham Oct 2021

Well presented, clear and informative. Thank you

Nicole Tang Oct 2021

Loved the class! The candle smells amazing and was super easy to do. Facilitator had a great energy.

Laura Riddel Oct 2021

3 ClassBento workshops attended

Tara was brilliant! Such an enjoyable afternoon for our team and we all learnt a new skill. Candles smelt incredible. Thanks again

Stephanie Byrne Oct 2021

3 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

This class was really fun and my candle is so cute and smells great. Tara is a fab host!

Kye Merton Sep 2021

4 ClassBento workshops attended • 4 reviews

My mum and I loved doing this class together in 'lock down'. The teacher was excellent and really skilled in guiding us over Zoom. She gave us lots of tips for our future candle making endeavours and the candles we made are beautiful. It was so lovely to see other people enjoying themselves even if over Zoom. Thank you.

Abbie Robey Sep 2021

Great little session! Super intimate, quick and easy! Lots of tips and tricks along the way too! I now have a beautiful little candle!

Soy Wax Candle Making Set in a Japanese Ceramic review by Abbie Robey

Elizabeth Enright Sep 2021

3 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

Tara was an excellent teacher with a really positive presentation style. The candle scent is also lovely!

Carmen Lu Sep 2021

The candle kit was beautiful. Tara's instructions were easy to follow, and she gave us really good tips with candle making too. My partner and I enjoyed the class very much.

Laine Fullerton Aug 2021

20 ClassBento workshops attended • 9 reviews

This is the most lush and thoughtful candle making kit I’ve used! It smelled divine as soon as the parcel arrived and everything was packaged so beautifully. Tara was such an engaging teacher throughout the session and answered all the questions we needed to feel confident continuing to make DIY candles at home. The unique Japanese-inspired scents were so beautiful - the hardest part was picking which one I wanted for the kit! And my favourite part is that I can reuse the Japanese ceramic once I’ve burned the candle or take it back to Provider Store for a refill. Thanks Tara!

Candle Making class review by Laine Fullerton

Kylie Little Aug 2021

8 ClassBento workshops attended • 11 reviews

Tara was a great teacher very clear instructions loved it.Very easy to do at home can’t wait to try it again.

Sarah Southwell Aug 2021

2 ClassBento workshops attended

Enjoyable and easy to follow - teacher was fun and looking forward to going to the store

Soy Wax Candle Making Set in a Japanese Ceramic review by Sarah Southwell

Frankie Bradburn Aug 2021

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

Love Tara and loved this class! Highly recommend. The candles smell AMAZING and she gives you top tips

Jane Rowe Aug 2021

Love, love, love Short, sweet and simple. Perfect afternoon activity. Especially good to do in lockdown.

Sue Khalil Aug 2021

Really enjoy making a soy candle today. It was such a wonderful experience. Tara was so lovely. Thank you

Courtenay Turner Aug 2021

10 ClassBento workshops attended • 7 reviews

Such a fun little Saturday activity to do during lockdown. Tara explained everything so clearly and did a great job facilitating through Zoom. Can’t wait to make more candles! Also really appreciate that we were given premium and natural materials.

Candle Making class review by Courtenay Turner

Yoshiko Ono Aug 2021

Perfect activity to do at home during lockdown! Tara was a wonderful instructor, very easy to follow and provided us with lots of handy tips for future candle making too :) I would highly recommend this class to anyone who loves beautifully smelling candles in equally beautiful Japanese ceramics! Arigato gozaimasu Tara :)


Stephanie Lewis Aug 2021

3 ClassBento workshops attended • 3 reviews

The materials provided were amazing quality, and the instructor was really fun and engaging. Plus I feel empowered to give candle-making a go now on my own! Would highly recommend.

Meghan McGreevy Aug 2021

Such a fun lockdown activity. The candles smell amazing and was super simple to make.

Thi-Anh Marom Aug 2021

Candle kit came very quickly, instruction was great and easy to follow. Oil bottle was leaky but I still had enough to make the candle. This is so much Tara.

Jacqueline Veldhuis Aug 2021

52 ClassBento workshops attended • 27 reviews

Fun class
I learnt a lot about not just making candles but how to fix them and types of ingredients to use

Soy Wax Candle Making Set in a Japanese Ceramic review by Jacqueline Veldhuis

Judy Swanson Aug 2021

6 ClassBento workshops attended • 4 reviews

The instructor provided lots of tips that will be useful when making other candles. The finished product turned out well!

Stephanie Taylor Jul 2021

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

Tara was very engaging and knowledgeable - she shared many tips to ensure our candles looked and smelt great

Candle Making class review by Stephanie Taylor

Rachel Watkins May 2021

7 ClassBento workshops attended • 5 reviews

Who knew making candles would be so easy, great class for beginners and to walk away with a beautiful candle in a beautiful cup.

Bree Li Mar 2021

2 ClassBento workshops attended

Great instruction, very easy to follow and love the scent! Came out better than a lot of store bought candles we have.

Claire Niven Mar 2021

2 ClassBento workshops attended

Simple easy to follow instructions, Tara is a great teacher who makes you feel welcome - quite a feat on Zoom. Answers questions and is obviously very knowledgeable on all aspects of candle making. I had enough wax to make another little candle but didn't have another pretty cup to put it in.

Soy Wax Candle Making Set in a Japanese Ceramic review by Claire Niven

Izzy Iglesia Dec 2020

Really enjoyed our class with Tara who had positive energy and great banter with the intern group. We were a big group of about 45 participants and Tara was patient with us and very informative and friendly. Thanks! Highly recommend this workshop :)

James Bebbington Dec 2020

Excellent class and we ended up with great candles. Tara was a very energetic and easy to understand instructor.

Patrick Ting Nov 2020

Tara is an amazing host, and the candles look and smell great, would recommend.

Arjun Bharath Nov 2020

The class was led well and it was easy to create. However unfortunately my package didn't come with a wick so I was not able to complete my candle

Michelle Dixon Nov 2020

Really enjoyed this class. It had a fabulous, informative host (Tara), and the kits provided for it were really good.

Evangeline Thieviasingham Nov 2020

2 ClassBento workshops attended

We really enjoyed this class! Tara is an awesome teacher and we were very happy with our beautiful candles. Would highly recommend! Sherry and Eva

Candle Making class review by Evangeline Thieviasingham

Katrina Jones Nov 2020

The class was so great, I learnt a lot and Tara was very patient and friendly!

Ash Martin Oct 2020

This was such good fun. We all had a blast. The cups were beautiful and the scents were so lovely. Tara was a legend in organising all the kits, making sure it arrived on time and taking us through the process super clearly!

Natasha Frost Oct 2020

Loved this This was a birthday present and being in Melbourne this was a great treat.

Julie Fehlberg Oct 2020

3 ClassBento workshops attended • 3 reviews

I really enjoyed this class, Tara was knowledgeable and took her time to teach us about making soy candles - learned a lot about temperatures and how to choose the right wick and how much fragrance to add. I particularly appreciated the Japanese ceramic tea cup that we used, and can re-use for a tea cup! Thank you. Have left a photo of my candle - it has already had a workout!

Candle Making class review by Julie Fehlberg

Cheree Smith Oct 2020

4 ClassBento workshops attended

A great course with a clear to understand teacher. Learnt a lot during the lesson.

Kate Pointon Oct 2020

Fantastic class and super informative. Would HIGHLY recommend to anyone.
Thanks so much !

Karen Chin Oct 2020

Easy to follow class and lovely instructor! The candle turned out beautiful

Elisa McGough Oct 2020

3 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

Great class, really enjoyed it! Definitely worth doing and learnt what I was hoping to.

Sasha Dommershuyzen Oct 2020

Tara was lovely - and very happy to answer all my questions . She is very knowledgable - and the class was clear and enjoyable . Cant wait to burn my new candle!

Mollie Clegg Oct 2020

We loved our class! Thank you Provider Store for this beautiful workshop. We are super happy with our candles, they smell divine and we feel equipped with the knowledge to make our own candles in the future.
Super fun and informative and a great way for our team to connect during lockdown :)

Carer Vmch Sep 2020

104 ClassBento workshops attended • 104 reviews

Another fantastic class by Tara. She is very informative about how to make the candle making process and also with hints/tips about burning candles, and the ladies all had a great time.
Thanks Tara :-)

Jess Perkins Sep 2020

Big thanks to Tara from Provider store for sharing your knowledge of candle making. I really enjoyed the course

Lara Zolotarev Sep 2020

The workshop was great and a lot of fun! We all loved our candles. Thanks Tara.

Candle Making class review by Lara Zolotarev

Kirsten Vizjak Sep 2020

2 ClassBento workshops attended

A wonderful experience for all involved. Tara is an excellent teacher and tailored the lesson to our small group of teenagers. I would highly recommend.

Darija Milevska Sep 2020

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

Nice and easy, quick class. It's great to be able to create something yourself. Great to be able to do something from home as we are in a lockdown in Melbourne.

Soy Wax Candle Making Set in a Japanese Ceramic review by Darija Milevska

Eleanor Cheng Sep 2020

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

Great class to do at home and everything needed for the class was provided in a package. The teacher was engaging and had a lot of useful tips in making a candle at home.

Jamie-Lee Emmett Sep 2020

4 ClassBento workshops attended • 5 reviews

We loved this workshop A creative way for our business to spend some time together (virtually) and do something fun. Tara our host was so lovely, knowledgeable and down to earth and shared lots of extra tips and tricks for when we make some of our own candles.
A business that is also sustainable and environmentally friendly was a big bonus for us!
We’d happily do another one
Thanks Tara - we can’t wait to visit your store when we come to Sydney next xx

Candle Making class review by Jamie-Lee Emmett

Samantha Balaton-Chrimes Sep 2020

2 ClassBento workshops attended

Class was both fun and useful - I learnt heaps, and have a gorgeous candle! The materials are top notch too.

Leila Morrissey Sep 2020

Tara took us through a basic candle making technique, with a lovely Japanese pottery cup. Gave clear instructions and let us know where we can buy the products to make our own at home. And at the end a beautiful candle to use in the home.

Candle Making class review by Leila Morrissey

Kat Kellis Aug 2020

Thank you so much for the class. First time user on class bento and found it engaging, informative, efficient and fun!

Kylie Peters Aug 2020

3 ClassBento workshops attended

An easy and informative class with beautiful high quality products. My candle looks and smells divine! Highly recommended class - excellent for iso :)

Christine Miller Aug 2020

3 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

Easy to do fun and the teacher had a lovely warm and engaging style I would recommend it

Vanessa Brown Aug 2020

Very clear instructions with lots of valuable information.
Great pace and ensured everyone was included.
Would definitely recommend.

Isobel Sneddon Jul 2020

The best experience! Very informative and not at all intimidating. The class was still amazing even though it was online and I would have no hesitation recommending this to others.

Clementina Bove Jul 2020

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

I really enjoyed the class by Tara. She was fantastic, very helpful and encouraging. I would 100% recommended this class and for others to participate in. I can not wait to go to her store in Sydney!

Sahil Singh Jun 2020

The candle making class with Tara was lovely; my friend and I both thoroughly enjoyed the experience. We appreciated how Tara explained the process and reasoning behind the methods she taught.

We learned a new word as well: swizzle.

Candle Making class review by Sahil Singh

Madeleine Prince Jun 2020

The most beautiful end product, and the loveliest, most friendly teacher who nailed walked us through the candle making process!

Sally Whittaker Jun 2020

11 ClassBento workshops attended • 9 reviews

A fun class with great tips and advice on making candles fun and definitely worth doing :)

Ben O'Callaghan Jun 2020

Engaging teacher who was happy to talk through much more than the process. Her scents are amazing and our candles are already smelling great.

Brooke Jun 2020

This workshop is an easy, fun experience! It smells divine :) can't wait to use it!

Mellissa McDonald Jun 2020

8 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

It was a great class, full of information for beginners and perfect scents.

Thank you Tara!

Soy Wax Candle Making Set in a Japanese Ceramic review by Mellissa McDonald

Ebony Wilson Jun 2020

12 ClassBento workshops attended • 13 reviews

Great class. Our team really enjoyed it, the Cherry Blossom scent for the candles was a hit! Thanks again!

Libby Vliet Jun 2020

Sorry that this review is way overdue, but I absolutely loved the class. There was a lot I didn't know about candle making and this was just lush! Thank you so much for the great experience. xx

Dianne Roose May 2020

The soy wax candle making class was great! Tara explained (and demonstrated) the process really clearly and I now have a beautiful candle, as well as a heap of info about wax, candles and oils. Thanks Tara

Soy Wax Candle Making Set in a Japanese Ceramic review by Dianne Roose

Katie Milton May 2020

16 ClassBento workshops attended • 7 reviews

We took Tara's candle making class as a team building experience and it was fantastic! Tara has so much knowledge, shared some great tips and helped all of us through each step. We all completely switched off and learnt how to make beautifully scented soy candles :) Thank you Tara!

Candle Making class review by Katie Milton

Andrew Ray May 2020

Class was great! Super easy to follow via zoom at home and my Mum and I love the candles we made! Would definitely recommend :)

Tanya Goldberg May 2020

A lovely, short class. In just under 40mins I had a lovely-scented soy wax candle of my very own making, cooling on the counter!
Really informative, easy teaching style, and all done safely isolated from my own kitchen via zoom. One of my favourite birthday presents

Angela Allen May 2020

A fun and very informative session. I loved it. Everyone will be getting soy wax candles for Christmas this year! :)

Kristine Vergara May 2020

Oh I love my first ZOOM experience. Tara was so wonderful! I learnt alot and I love how my candle turned out! -- and the scent -- so inlove with scent! Definitely an experience worth trying! ✨

Candle Making class review by Kristine Vergara

Tristan Bugler May 2020

Great teacher - engaging and friendly- easy to follow the class, high quality products delivered prior to class date. Very happy!

Rob Griffith May 2020

Great experience spending the afternoon making candles with Tara, remotely and socially distant of course! Highly recommended!

Kaelah Ford May 2020

This class was fantastic! We learned a lot about candle-making and the product itself (soy wax, Japanese tea cup and scented oil) was very high quality. Looking forward to visiting Tara at Provider Store soon

Kylie Little May 2020

8 ClassBento workshops attended • 11 reviews

teacher was awesome and explained the steps clearly and I ended up with a great candle

Naomi Ugarenko May 2020

3 ClassBento workshops attended

Beautiful oils and cup

All contents in box

Bubbly and helpful teacher.

Thank you so much

Lana Dircks May 2020

Wonderful class! Had so much fun, learnt a lot of stuff I didn’t expect too which was cool, and now have an awesome candle

Nathalie Hersa May 2020

I have so much fun joining this class. Tara (the teacher) gave us so much information and also tips to how to make soywax candle. Thankss

Soy Wax Candle Making Set in a Japanese Ceramic review by Nathalie Hersa

Ewan Hartono May 2020

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

Tara was such a great teacher in the class - taught us a lot about the process of candle-making including how the indgredients are all organic (soy wax and essential oils, etc.). She also shared about her passion for her business which makes it that extra interesting. We felt like we made a little craft of our own in just under 1 hour and came away knowing how to make our own candle mix. Priceless experience thanks to The Provider Store! ️

Candle Making class review by Ewan Hartono

Annabelle McNamara May 2020

What a fantastic class! Well paced, informative, fun and I have a beautiful smelling and looking candle at the end of it!

Nooshin Torabi May 2020

4 ClassBento workshops attended

Tara is a fantastic teacher. It was such a fun class. Thanks for a great time.

Candle Making class review by Nooshin Torabi

Mary Medina May 2020

I loved Tara's class and the craft box I received. She was very informative and gave us heaps of handy tips in how to make a great soy candle :)

Thanks heaps Tara!

- Mary Anne

Melissa Ould May 2020

Fun and something out of the ordinary. Easy step by step instructions All from the comfort of my home. Not to mention everything smells divine

Soy Wax Candle Making Set in a Japanese Ceramic review by Melissa Ould

Amelia Robson May 2020

So enjoyable! Tara is warm and enthusiastic and even though it was via Zoom, it didn’t feel impersonal at all. It was all very easy - I received an email asking which scent I’d like, then a box with all the supplies arrived promptly in the mail! The steps were simple to follow and at the end you get a beautiful scented candle in a Japanese ceramic cup. Can’t wait to do it again when we can do a face to face class, but in the meantime this was perfect.

Candle Making class review by Amelia Robson

Tian Lu May 2020

Tara is an amazing, charming, welcoming teacher. We had fun in class and are left with unique, beautiful candles. Looking forward to visiting her workshop sometime!

Soy Wax Candle Making Set in a Japanese Ceramic review by Tian Lu

Meg Hampstead May 2020

We had such a good time! Tara was so lovely, gave us all the important info and was so helpful. Everything was so easy to use and our candles smell incredible!

Pania Murray Apr 2020

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 3 reviews

Great session. Really enjoyed it. Tara shared some great tips! Would definitely recommend to others.

Soy Wax Candle Making Set in a Japanese Ceramic review by Pania Murray

Meghan McGreevy Apr 2020

Such a fun afternoon activity while in isolation! Tara was amazing, explained everything clearly and made the whole experience feel as if we were in the room with her.

Soy Wax Candle Making Set in a Japanese Ceramic review by Meghan McGreevy

Cheng Ki Apr 2020

love it! The instructions were really clear and the workshop is beginners friendly and fun!

Soy Wax Candle Making Set in a Japanese Ceramic review by Cheng Ki

Adele Jenkins Apr 2020

So much fun, super informative and the perfect iso activity! Quality of equipment was beautiful - lovely scent and handmade japenese candle pot!

Candle Making class review by Adele Jenkins

Su Khung Apr 2020

3 ClassBento workshops attended

Really clear explanation and friendly instructor! Super cute Japanese teacup too. Waiting for it to set now!

Soy Wax Candle Making Set in a Japanese Ceramic review by Su Khung

Jasmin McDonald Apr 2020

Tara was a great teacher who clearly explained everything and made it a fun class. Love my cute japanese ceramic candle!

Keiko Mino Mar 2020

2 ClassBento workshops attended

A very fun and informative class by a super cute teacher! There were lots of tips and tricks on how you can make your own candle and on different types of wax etc. Held in a really cute workshop at the back of their store over cheese and wine. Can’t ask for a better way to learn.

Candle Making class review by Keiko Mino - Sydney

Simon Swan Feb 2020

Did a candle making class with cheese and wine. The teacher catered to requests and requirements of our group leading up to the class and perfectly suited the vibe our group. Everyone in our group thoroughly enjoyed the class and the teacher. The teacher was also very informative and engaging about candle making.

Candle Making Workshop review by Simon Swan - Sydney

Vi Nguyen Feb 2020

3 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

Intimate and enjoyable learning atmosphere. Class was thoughtful towards promoting natural products and encourage sustainability.

Diana Raileanu Feb 2020

2 ClassBento workshops attended

Really enjoyed Tara’s personal story on how did she start this business and doing what she loves. Learned some good tips and tricks about candles and had an enjoyable evening. Big thumbs up!

Frances Butare Feb 2020

The venue was easy to find, the class was taught in a relaxed and positive vibe with good laughs. Tara knows what she’s talking about and answered all our questions (it was inspiring to hear her story too)5. And it was great to take a candle that we had made home. Would highly recommend this class!

Frankie Bradburn Feb 2020

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

Amazing class - Tara is the best! Well thought out class and the candles are incredible!

Kimu Rose Jan 2020

6 ClassBento workshops attended

Tara was very friendly and a great teacher. Learned a lot from her regarding candle making and about Japan.

I love her cozy shop. Will definitely do more classes with her in the future.

Danielle Watt Jan 2020

Tara was a wonderful teacher and U learned so much about the art candle making, I highly recommend this course

Anna Foster Jan 2020

Tara and the class were fantastic, the class was the highlight of my 3 week holiday. Tara explains the whole process and took us through each step at the perfect pace, we weren’t rushed in any way. The vessels we used are gorgeous, high quality and reusable. Tara is bright and bubbly, and was genuine in her warm welcome as we arrived. I found her to be genuine in her love of her craft and feel inspired to exercise my creativity more. The cheese board and bubbles were a lovely touch as we fired her any questions as our candles cured. I highly recommend this class and look forward to going back to the Provider Store to have my vessel refilled.

Candle Making class review by Anna Foster - Sydney

Sandrine C Jan 2020

What a great class and inspiring teacher! The cheese plate and sparkling were a bonus.

Ellen Ehrhardt Dec 2019

Such a fun workshop, I loved the setting and learned heaps about candles and candle making!

Jack Dec 2019

Great people, great food, great drinks and of course a great candle at the end of it. Very informative. I had a great time. Highly recommend it.


Leah Schwarz Dec 2019

Learnt heaps and Tara was personable and warm. Great date night! Left with a huge smile and yummy candle.

Bill Rothery Dec 2019

A thoroughly enjoyable and relaxed class. In order to get more from the downtime waiting for candles to dry it would be good to learn more about candle mould making, multiple wicks and a wider appreciation of the world of candle making. Tara is lovely, relaxed and very hospitable.

Sharon Kenny Dec 2019

4 ClassBento workshops attended • 3 reviews

Tara was great. Interesting and funny. Just love the candles we made. Would do again.

Lauren Dec 2019

3 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

Very inspiring teacher, full of knowledge about candle making. And we made beautiful scented candles :)

Elisabeth Agostino Dec 2019

2 ClassBento workshops attended

A great class lead by a passionate teacher in Tara.
Informative and fun and I loved learning a new skill.
Everything was professionally presented and prepared so we could use the time we had well.
An awesome afternoon!

Candle Making Workshop review by Elisabeth Agostino - Sydney

Chris Scott Dec 2019

Fantastic workshop - the candle making process was clearly explained, the choice of scents was brilliant (we will definitely be back!) and the final product we made and took home felt like a really premium item. The sparkling wine and cheese board was a great addition.

David Thomson Nov 2019

Would highly recommend to anyone who’s interested in candle making! You can tell the instructor, Tara is super passionate and knowledgeable and made everyone feel at ease.

Eliza Judd Nov 2019

An amazing class! Tara was insightful, helpful and made the class heaps of fun! Great natural materials and a fantastic afternoon.

Taryn Hayler Nov 2019

2 ClassBento workshops attended

The teacher was fantastic. She was very knowledgeable and passionate. The venue was a cute little shop and had a lovely vibe. The products we used were of high quality and I love my candle!

Candle Making Workshop review by Taryn Hayler - Sydney

Julian Rifkin Nov 2019

Tara is very knowledgeable and a great guide. Her shop is the perfect, intimate space for a workshop of this type. Highly recommend.

Sam Davison Oct 2019

Our team very much enjoyed our candle making experience with Tara! The Provider Store was a lovely venue - especially the smell of all the candles. The materials she provided were high quality, and we loved the re-usable, multi-purpose teacup. The cheese board and champagne was a nice touch, definitely adding good value for money. We would 100% return for another candle making workshop - or even potato printing!

Sharon Chan Oct 2019

We hosted a hens event at Tara’s studio and we really enjoyed her class! We loved how thoughtful she was throughout the class and it was the little things she did from the cheese platter and drinks provided to being really informative about the candle making - it was such a great experience! Would definitely recommend this to people! Thank you Tara for giving us such a great class and being such good company!

Candle Making class review by Sharon Chan - Sydney

Joanne White Oct 2019

I loved this class with Tara on Saturday. Tara was a great teacher very patient, knowledgeable and friendly. I have already lit my candle and it smells lovely and to know I have a Japanese Tea Cup after the was has all gone it a great bonus.
We had a great group of people in our class on Saturday so that was an added bonus.
Thanks Tara

Candle Making class review by Joanne White - Sydney

Gabbie Koak Oct 2019

She was friendly, inspirational and knowledgeable.
Had a great time making candles with her.
She made us feel welcomed and give attention into details by asking each one of us if we need any special needs.

Andrew Zafra Oct 2019

Made candles, amazing experience and the teacher provided such an awesome experience with her knowledge

Candle Making Workshop review by Andrew Zafra - Sydney

Chelsea Love Oct 2019

Awesome class to experience candle making. Owner is super knowledgeable and passionate. I took this class with my boyfriend and we had a great time!

Candle Making Workshop review by Chelsea Love - Sydney

Stuart Sep 2019

3 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

This was such a really nice, relaxed and fun experience. Tara the owner proprietor of Provider Store is an amazing human being from Central Coast with a beautiful pup who really loves what she does.
The candles smell fantastic - although I dropped mine getting out of the car :( (luckily I bought a spare!)
Definitely a sustainable business worth supporting via cheese, wines and making your own candle!
We will be back for certain!

Candle Making Workshop review by Stuart  - Sydney

Caroline Aug 2019

The class was fun and informative, and you get a nice smelling soy wax candle out of it.

Candle Making Workshop review by Caroline - Sydney

Bonnie Chai Aug 2019

Amazing, Tara is absolutely amazing! The atmosphere was perfect and the way Tara described everything was just perfect. I will be hosting my birthday party here!

Ashima Chandel Aug 2019

2 ClassBento workshops attended

The teacher was really helpful she catered to all the questions and gave tips to make a good candle

Talisah Reid Aug 2019

The class was so fun! Tara was a great instructor, who was very knowledgeable and engaging. We had an absolute blast making the candles and will be back for a refill soon.

Douglas Noble Jul 2019

4 ClassBento workshops attended • 3 reviews

My girlfriend and I both thought this workshop was great fun, being taught by Tara how to create a candle was an awesome way to spend an afternoon.
We both chose a different scent and have already tried doing it ourselves at home. Thanks Tara!

Candle Making Workshop review by Douglas Noble - Sydney

Phoebe Rogers Jul 2019

4 ClassBento workshops attended • 4 reviews

Loved this class so much! Tara is warm and passionate, the candles are delicious and easy to make, and yummy nibbles provided! Can’t recommend enough

Christina Cardillo-Zallo Jul 2019

7 ClassBento workshops attended • 6 reviews

Tara was so friendly and humourous. Very helpful in answering questions and giving tips for how to fix things that may go wrong.

Candle Making class review by Christina Cardillo-Zallo - Sydney

Emeline Caunt Jul 2019

2 ClassBento workshops attended

It was an amazing experience. The teacher was super helpful and we learnt more than we thought about candle making. We got to go home with a beautiful handmade candle in a gorgeous Japanese handmade teacup. Would highly recommend it!

Samantha Kirby Jul 2019

4 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

Tara is very friendly, knowledgeable, talented and has great taste in cheese! Class was great, very interesting and walked away with a lovely candle in a beautiful cup I can use at home. Highly recommend!

Candle Making class review by Samantha Kirby - Sydney

Kelly Chen Jul 2019

4 ClassBento workshops attended • 3 reviews

I loved Tara's class. You leave the class with a beautiful product plus, Tara is one of the most beautiful and down to earth person I have ever met.

Rachel Symonds Jul 2019

2 ClassBento workshops attended

Loved this class would definitely recommend to anyone, Tara was great and good central location

Candle Making Workshop review by Rachel Symonds - Sydney

Ornella Jebrail Jul 2019

My favorite part of the entire class was the teacher.
Not only was she very helpful and down to earth but all of her materials as well as her business as a whole are sustainably conscious. I liked it so much I might even go again just to make candles and hang out - highly recommend it!

Carla Clement Jun 2019

Tara was super lovely and very informative about the process! The class was fun and light hearted and the cheese platters yum! The little shop front and wares are also to die for!

Elizabeth Downe Jun 2019

Highly recommend, fun and laidback class. The handmade Japanese tea mug and sophisticated scents give you the most beautiful candles! Tara can refill the candles or you can use them for tea, plus there’s champagne and nibbles, so you really get your money’s worth.

Mina Kitsos Jun 2019

Absolutely loved this class Would highly recommend - lovely setting, teacher, and incredible final product to take home

Alicia Druery Jun 2019

8 ClassBento workshops attended • 14 reviews

My daughter and I loved the candle making course with Tara. We ended up with a beautiful candle each in a Japanese teacup. I love that we can reuse the cup. Tara was great, really helpful and informative. We had a great afternoon. Thank you.

Katie Murgatroyd Jun 2019

A beautiful class where every detail was thought about! Thanks so much Tara for teaching us all the tricks, giving us a beautiful container we can keep forever, and providing an excellent cheese board! Would absolutely recommend!

Louisa Luong May 2019

Cute! Fun! Wholesome! Night! Tara was a crowd favourite, candles were an absolute hit — we especially loved the Japanese ceramic tea cup that houses the candle too ~~ 10/10 would recommend to a friend :~)

Georgina Bray Apr 2019

Such a great class, the venue was a beautiful workshop in the heart of Surry Hills. Tara was very knowledgeable and a great teacher, which made the afternoon such a good experience.

Vivian Zhang Apr 2019

5 ClassBento workshops attended • 3 reviews

Excellent choice? Tara’s shop was lovely and easy to find! Great atmosphere, detailed instruction in class, friendly and warming! Absolutely amazing experience

Kerri O'Keefe Mar 2019

Tara is a great teacher and the candle making workshop is taught in a relaxed, informal environment. Beautiful products and the cheese and bubbles are a lovely touch.

Malisa Bickell Mar 2019

Tara was fun, informative and super friendly! Would absolutely recommend this workshop. I feel inspired.

Candle Making class review by Malisa Bickell - Sydney

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