Elisabeth Connolly

December Artist of the Month December 6-10

Elisabeth Connolly

Davidson, North Carolina

about  Elisabeth  Connolly

North Carolina native Elisabeth Connolly is the founder and CEO of the lifestyle brands Elisabeth Rose and Aesthet. As an artist and entrepreneur, Elisabeth’s work is rooted in the desire to add beauty to everyday moments. While her journey began with film photography and letterpress stationery, Elisabeth’s business has continued to grow, this year with a new line of hand-poured candles crafted from locally sourced materials.

Monday Dec 6, 2021 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM

Meet + Greet

Artist Cottage | $25

Meet Elisabeth Connolly and learn how this stationer turned to candle-making during the pandemic at the Artist Cottage.

10:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Gallery Hours

Artist Cottage | Tuesday through Friday | Complimentary

Stop by the Artist Cottage to meet Elisabeth and learn more about her craft.

Thursday Dec 9, 2021 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Candle Pouring 101

Artist Cottage | $85

This workshop will begin with a lesson on scent pairings, focusing on how the sense of smell can create memories of specific people, places, or experiences. Elisabeth will then discuss the basics of candle mixology, including the basic do’s and don’ts of pouring. Using some of Elisabeth’s most popular formulas, guests will create their own scents and pour five to six custom candles before leaving them at the Artist Cottage to cool. The final candles will be wrapped in Elisabeth’s signature packaging the following day, and guests will receive a sourcing list for supplies if they wish to continue making candles at home.

Friday Dec 10, 2021 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Letterpress Stationery 101

Artist Cottage | $75

In her second workshop, Elisabeth will reveal her stationary design process from start to finish. Using basic elements of design, guests will create their own stationary with custom ink, fonts, colors, paper weights, and letterpress or digital printing techniques. To complete each stationary set, participants will choose from a variety of handmade papers and assemble matching envelope liners. Following the workshop, all stationery (if purchased) will be printed and shipped to the attendees with a brass pen and keepsake box.

Guests will have the option to purchase designed stationery sets following the workshop. Stationery costs begin at $200 and are dependent on custom elements chosen.