Local Artisan Collaborations
New Mexico is an artisan community. We believe in the power of collaboration. Through these partnerships our candles' labels are as beautiful to the eyes as they are to your other senses.
Sean Wells y Delgado
Sean is an award-winning 5th generation Hispanic artist that has been a juried member of the Spanish Colonial Arts Society in the retablo category producing traditional Saint images. She is also well-known for her Day of the Dead themed art that has appeared on nationally distributed beers and wines and New Mexico Lottery scratchers. Her Saints and her Sinners, as she calls them, all deal with suffering and healing. The skeleton imagery has also become more symbolic in these times of division as a symbol. It is the foundation that we all share as humans. Sean aspires to educate on Hispanic culture through art and create space for compassion and understanding. Sean received "Best Visual Artist" from Albuquerque the Magazine and the 2019 Hispanic Heritage Award in Arts & Culture. Sean also demonstrates, teaches and presents to children and adults throughout New Mexico on themes related to her art imagery. WEBSITE
Metal the Brand
Metal the Brand is designs by MIchael O. Wieclaw (Metal) and a growing selection of other artists. Michael is an Albuquerque-based illustrator, graphic designer, and screen printer. Michael is a winner of the Albuquerque The Magazine's Best Visual Artist. WEBSITE
Michael is a self-taught artist of Jemez Pueblo decent creating works in various mediums and infusing his cultural interpreted designs of spiritual symbolism into every single piece. Michael creates traditional and pop-culture iconic figures infusing them with cultural symbolism of design. FOLLOW
From the moment Wendy Ahlm could pick up a crayon, she wanted to be an artist. She received a BFA in printmaking and painting from Carnegie Mellon University. She moved to New Mexico in 1996 and fell in love with the big sky, never-ending views and spectacular sunsets. Wendy paints southwest landscapes in oil, pastel and watercolor. She is seized by light and color and moves through the world inspired by her surroundings. Her work is often infused with bright, unusual color. She loves to have fun and finds joy in painting everyday objects in addition to painting landscapes.
Peter Rodney Breaux
Peter Breaux is a wood craftsman and photographer. He had a woodworking business for 30 years in Los Angeles before moving to New Mexico.
When his mother was diagnosed with Alzheimer's, he stopped working full-time to care for her. He spent many evenings sitting in the garden and developed a keen eye for the moon, trying to capture its mystique and beauty. With upgraded camera equipment, his photography became a creative outlet.
Peter lives on top of a mesa near the village of Velarde and has built his own woodshop specializing in custom cabinetry, gazebos, and intricate art boxes. His passion for photography includes not only the moon and evening sky but the architecture and desert scenery of New Mexico. He hasn't missed a full moonrise in nine years.