Jane Dierberger

Fine Art

Pressed Ferns, Artisan Candles &  Lanterns

Lake Superior and St. Croix River Soy Candles...

I like to think of these as more than just candles - lakescapes perhaps.  A little piece of the lake or river we can bring home with us that is a reminder of a place we feel a deep kinship or spiritual connection to. 

 Each lake or riverscape is made with natural materials  scavenged (lovingly!) from the beaches and shoreline. Like many people, I come back from my lake trips with pockets full of stones, agates, interesting driftwood, ferns pressed within the pages of my books - and any other objects that catch my eye.  I covet these treasures and use them to make the sculptural arrangements on top of the jars - each rock, piece of birch bark or driftwood thoughtfully positioned - hopefully adding a little Zen!

The details: each jar holds approx.  10-12 oz. of 100% natural soy wax that will burn 40 + hours using natural Eco wicks. They are scented with a pleasing mix of  Lake, White Birch and Grand Pine phalate-free fragrance.  After use, the jar may be cleaned out - soy wax melts easily in hot water.  Re-purpose as a votive holder, or  put agates or river rock in it scavenged from your own adventure!

Currently available in Lake Superior and the St. Croix River versions at the Stillwater Art Guild, Stillwater, MN.

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 Thank you  and I hope your candle brings you closer to the place you love!

Hunting for ferns and agates

along the shore of Lake Superior, 2008.


These are prints of original pressed ferns collected mostly in Minnesota during the last 22 years. They are made in the style of scientific botanical specimen studies created by early botanists and Victorian hobbyists, yet with a fresher, more contemporary presentation. Printed on white, textured watercolor paper - slightly distressed.

Available in 11"x14" standard size or larger upon request. Please contact about availability.

Beautiful in vintage frames!

Pressed Leave Prints