Candle-maker Larry Kinsella opened Moth to a Flame in 1999 in Bennetsbridge. At that time there were seven craft studios in or near the village. Larry felt that the quality of their work set a standard that his output needed to match to guarantee acceptance and ongoing success. The same spur comes with membership of MADE in Kilkenny - in particular the requirement and the chance to design and make new work for the group shows and exhibitions. The development of the high-melt wax lantern range from plain globe, to finishes weathered by ice and chilled water, was inspired and driven by the freedom of expression and deadline demand that an empty, waiting exhibition plinth gives.