About us


Behind Hearth & Hammer is Ariane Scholl & Andy Kenney—a couple of high school sweet hearts living in Batavia, Illinois. Hearth & Hammer is a small business built on the values of wanting our products to be sourced from the USA and made by hand. All of our candles are made from hard work and a whole lot of love. Since the beginning our candles have been crafted in our home and hand-poured by us, each with a little of their own personality.

Between the two, a wide variety of work gets done. Andy leads the visual aesthetic, brand and packaging for H&H. Ariane works as the true visionary and is also the wickedly talented chandler behind each of the candles. (She also reads way more books).

Photo Credit: Nigel Dennis