Provider Store

Provider Store

Provider Store

Candle Maker + Founder of Provider Store

Provider Store, candle making teacher
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PROFILE

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.


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Sahil Singh

Soy Wax Candle Making Set in a Japanese Ceramic


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.


Mellissa McDonald

Soy Wax Candle Making Set in a Japanese Ceramic


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 Sydney

Dianne Roose

Soy Wax Candle Making Set in a Japanese Ceramic


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

Soy Wax Candle Making Set in a Japanese Ceramic


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 workshop review by Katie Milton

Kristine Vergara

Soy Wax Candle Making Set in a Japanese Ceramic


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 workshop review by Kristine Vergara

Nathalie Hersa

Soy Wax Candle Making Set in a Japanese Ceramic


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 Sydney

Ewan Hartono

Soy Wax Candle Making Set in a Japanese Ceramic


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 workshop review by Ewan Hartono

Nooshin Torabi

Soy Wax Candle Making Set in a Japanese Ceramic


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

Candle Making workshop review by Nooshin Torabi

Melissa Ould

Soy Wax Candle Making Set in a Japanese Ceramic


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

Soy Wax Candle Making Set in a Japanese Ceramic


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 workshop review by Amelia Robson Sydney

Tian Lu

Soy Wax Candle Making Set in a Japanese Ceramic


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 Sydney

Pania Murray

Soy Wax Candle Making Set in a Japanese Ceramic


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

Soy Wax Candle Making Set in a Japanese Ceramic


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

Soy Wax Candle Making Set in a Japanese Ceramic


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

Soy Wax Candle Making Set in a Japanese Ceramic


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

Candle Making workshop review by Adele Jenkins

Su Khung

Soy Wax Candle Making Set in a Japanese Ceramic


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

Keiko Mino

Candle Making Workshop


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 workshop review by Keiko Mino Sydney

Simon Swan

Candle Making Workshop


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

Anna Foster

Candle Making Workshop


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 workshop review by Anna Foster Sydney

Elisabeth Agostino

Candle Making Workshop


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

Taryn Hayler

Candle Making Workshop


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

Sharon Chan

Candle Making Workshop


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 workshop review by Sharon Chan

Joanne White

Candle Making Workshop


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 workshop review by Joanne White Sydney

Andrew Zafra

Candle Making Workshop


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

Candle Making Workshop review by Andrew Zafra

Chelsea Love

Candle Making Workshop


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

Candle Making Workshop


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

Candle Making Workshop


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

Candle Making Workshop review by Caroline

Douglas Noble

Candle Making Workshop


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

Christina Cardillo-Zallo

Candle Making Workshop


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 workshop review by Christina Cardillo-Zallo

Samantha Kirby

Candle Making Workshop


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 workshop review by Samantha Kirby

Rachel Symonds

Candle Making Workshop


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

Candle Making Workshop review by Rachel Symonds

Malisa Bickell

Candle Making Workshop


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

Candle Making workshop review by Malisa Bickell Sydney

Isobel Sneddon

Soy Wax Candle Making Set in a Japanese Ceramic


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

Soy Wax Candle Making Set in a Japanese Ceramic


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!


Madeleine Prince

Soy Wax Candle Making Set in a Japanese Ceramic


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


Sally Whittaker

Soy Wax Candle Making Set in a Japanese Ceramic


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


Ben O'Callaghan

Soy Wax Candle Making Set in a Japanese Ceramic


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

Soy Wax Candle Making Set in a Japanese Ceramic


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


Ebony Wilson

Soy Wax Candle Making Set in a Japanese Ceramic


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


Libby Vliet

Candle Making Workshop


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


Andrew Ray

Soy Wax Candle Making Set in a Japanese Ceramic


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

Soy Wax Candle Making Set in a Japanese Ceramic


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

Soy Wax Candle Making Set in a Japanese Ceramic


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


Tristan Bugler

Soy Wax Candle Making Set in a Japanese Ceramic


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


Rob Griffith

Soy Wax Candle Making Set in a Japanese Ceramic


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


Kaelah Ford

Soy Wax Candle Making Set in a Japanese Ceramic


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

Soy Wax Candle Making Set in a Japanese Ceramic


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


Naomi Ugarenko

Soy Wax Candle Making Set in a Japanese Ceramic


Beautiful oils and cup

All contents in box

Bubbly and helpful teacher.

Thank you so much


Lana Dircks

Soy Wax Candle Making Set in a Japanese Ceramic


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


Annabelle McNamara

Soy Wax Candle Making Set in a Japanese Ceramic


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


Mary Medina

Soy Wax Candle Making Set in a Japanese Ceramic


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


Meg Hampstead

Soy Wax Candle Making Set in a Japanese Ceramic


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!


Jasmin McDonald

Soy Wax Candle Making Set in a Japanese Ceramic


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


VI Nguyen

Candle Making Workshop


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


Diana Raileanu

Candle Making Workshop


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

Candle Making Workshop


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

Candle Making Workshop


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


Kimu Rose

Candle Making Workshop


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

Candle Making Workshop


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


Sandrine C

Candle Making Workshop


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


Ellen Ehrhardt

Candle Making Workshop


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


Jack

Candle Making Workshop


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.

Jack


Leah Schwarz

Candle Making Workshop


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


Bill Rothery

Candle Making Workshop


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

Candle Making Workshop


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


Lauren

Candle Making Workshop


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


Chris Scott

Candle Making Workshop


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

Candle Making Workshop


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

Candle Making Workshop


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


Julian Rifkin

Candle Making Workshop


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

Candle Making Workshop


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!


Gabbie Koak

Candle Making Workshop


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.


Bonnie Chai

Candle Making Workshop


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

Candle Making Workshop


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


Talisah Reid

Candle Making Workshop


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.


Phoebe Rogers

Candle Making Workshop


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


Emeline Caunt

Candle Making Workshop


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!


Kelly Chen

Candle Making Workshop


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.


Ornella Jebrail

Candle Making Workshop


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

Candle Making Workshop


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

Candle Making Workshop


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

Candle Making Workshop


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


Alicia Druery

Candle Making Workshop


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

Candle Making Workshop


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

Candle Making Workshop


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

Candle Making Workshop


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

Candle Making Workshop


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

Candle Making Workshop


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.



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