Gary Simmons is considered one of the worlds leading candle designers. He has been a designer for major manufacturing companies and has been actively participating in this marketplace for 20 years. He has set up candle companies in India China America Dubai Europe and the Caribean
Gary learnt the business in California and started Stoneglow candles with his brother in England. With over 40 employees it is one of the largest candle manufacturing companies in the country. As a designer he is constantly travelling to all trade shows throughout europe to keep a breast of current trends. Gary can take an ordinary object and make it exrta odinary with commercial appeal and its this gift that has made him reach the top of his profession. Candles become objects of art He has been a consultant to large candle companies and has been commisioned by top interior design stores world wide His work has been shown at art exhibitions in Monaco and Cannes and he has been on French television many times.
The Candle Academy on the french riviera is the most extensive candlemaking school in Europe where students come from all over the world to learn the art and business of candlemaking. The on line courses at present are being learnt in over 30 different countries and are the only complete interactive courses available