Guest Artist Diana Corbin Introduces Candle Carving

Welcome candle maker Diana Corbin to Amapola co-op Gallery’s diverse group of talented local artists. We’ve never had a candle carver before!

Diana has lived in New Mexico now for six years. Her art background is as a drama teacher, and she currently teaches dance to fifth graders.

Drama and movement animate Diana’s hand -dipped, hand-carved candles. Temperature is critical in their construction. There is a limited time while the wax is soft enough to accept a design yet hard enough to retain it.

 Guest Artist Diana Corbin introduces candle carving to Amapola Gallery Albuquerque.

The lighted wick illuminates the candle’s core, creating a beautiful translucent glow. Each piece has a dominant color, with 2-3 others adding even more interest to the varying exterior designs. Candles can be burned straight down, refilled with tea candles so they never burn down, and there are candles with oil lamp inserts. The candles are unscented.

Guest Artist Diana Corbin Introduces candle carving to Amapola Gallery Albuquerque.

To satisfy that burning desire to enjoy this Fresh-to-Amapola Gallery art form, come visit us 10-5 daily, in historic Romero House on Old Town Plaza Albuquerque.

After a lifetime batting words around like shuttlecocks in an endless game of badminton, it is a pleasure to use them to promote Old Town and my fellow artists at Amapola Gallery. –Kristin Parrott, carver, painter and acorn stuffer

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