Tyler David Potosi, WI • Wooden Candlesticks

When Tyler was 12 years old he made a candle holder for his church parish art show. 

When he first invented the coloring process he only used a red and a yellow lumber crayon. He then discovered that by using oil pastels he would be able to create much more vibrant and lively color. The coloring process has evolved over time.

"I didn’t know you shouldn’t color on the wood, but I used my crayons for coloring it.  People loved it and I just kept making and selling more."


Each piece has a different shape and color chosen using a color wheel that his father gave to him to help in the color selection process.

Tyler applies an oil based pigment to the wood while it’s still on the lathe and as the lathe turns, he presses a cloth onto the surface of the wood creating enough heat to bond the color to the wood imparting a rich luster to the surface.  

Each piece is signed, numbered and dated and comes with a candle. 

Tyler David is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Platteville. He loves baseball and woodworking and began turning on the lathe at an early age in his Dad’s shop. 




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