Jo Strettell and Wendy Polish have been friends since 1998. With their knowledge of art, beauty & fragrance they created a high end candle line called LE FEU DE L’EAU, which translates as The Fire Of The Water. Inspired by the “fantasy candle” of the late 60’s. The candles are created without using a mold. They are sculpted with the use of water.
Jo Strettell was born and raised in London, England. Attended St Martins’s school of Art. She has been working as a makeup artist in the fashion industry for the past 25 years. Jo’s impeccable eye for beauty & precise make-up application has earned her a loyal clientele list that includes: Demi Moore, Naomi Watts, Michelle Williams, Rashida Jones & Brooke Shields. Her work has graced the covers of Vogue, Elle, Bazaar, and Vanity Fair. Jo resides in Los Angeles and is currently represented worldwide by The Magnet Agency.
Wendy Polish was born and raised in Southern California. Having earned a BFA from Art Center College of Design, in Pasadena, California, Wendy has 10 years of experience designing for a variety of mediums, including textiles, product packaging, branding and identity, as well as online media. After years of experimentation with an underwater wax process invented by her father in the 1960s, Wendy co-founded luxury boutique candle company, LE FEU DE L’EAU in 2011. What began as an ‘elaborate fine art project,’ has now gained an international following. Wendy works as a freelance designer and creative consultant from her L.A. studio, and in her down time, enjoys screen-printing her own line of limited edition home goods. She resides with her family in Silverlake.