About Us


I'm Bill Seippel, the proud founder of this cherished family business that was established in 1983. With a deep passion for preserving the time-honored Moravian tradition, I've dedicated decades to crafting exquisite beeswax candles and tin ware that embody the essence of excellence.

A family affair -  My grandfather, Peter Blum Sr, was the tinsmith who made most of the candle molds used by the Moravian churches in Piedmont North Carolina. The candle making at our church was done by his oldest son, Peter Blum Jr, who was the master tinsmith in Old Salem for many years.  My candle making journey began with my late wife Anne and our five children. Together, we began making candles for our local church, Calvary Moravian here in Winston-Salem.  That was the start on a mission to share the beauty of Moravian candles with the world.  Our commitment to authenticity and meticulous craftsmanship shines through in every candle we create and every tin item we fashion. Each product carries the essence of our family's dedication and the spirit of tradition.

Passing down the torch -  As the years passed, my journey continued alongside my current wife Linda. Together, we've taken the legacy of Salem Candle Works to fairs across NC, where we've had the pleasure of meeting fellow enthusiasts who appreciate the history and artistry behind our craft. Our candles have become a bridge between generations, igniting conversations and sparking memories.

Teaching the next generation - One of the most fulfilling aspects of our journey is our working  with the Laurel Ridge Moravian Conference Ground at their Junior Camps. Here, we have the incredible opportunity to teach young minds the craft of candle-making, passing down the cherished skills and stories that have been woven into our family's tapestry. Seeing the joy and wonder in the eyes of children as they create their own candles reinforces our commitment to keeping tradition alive.  We also demonstrate and teach at each of the fairs we attend.

A labor of love -  For me, Salem Candle Works is not just a business; it's a heartfelt connection to my family's heritage and a testament to the enduring power of tradition. I extend my deepest gratitude to you for embracing our candles and welcoming them into your home. Join us in keeping the flame of tradition alive, one meticulously crafted candle at a time. You may find our items are sold in selected shops in the region.

Thank you for being a part of the Salem Candle Works family!