Christina Latiolais

Mixed Media / Lafayette, LA

Artist Statement

Along with her twin sister, Chris researched the craft of making candles. They were motivated to make their candles 100% Soy because it made a difference. The candles are eco-friendly, non toxic, biodegradable, and have a longer burn time. Magnolia Candlers was created in 2009, and is a name closest to the old-world craft name of chandlers to identify the craft they practice.


Born in 1950 in Willemstadt, Netherlands Antilles, Christina lived her first four years on the Caribbean Dutch island of Curacao. Along with her twin sister, she lived and her parents moved to Louisiana for employment and a change of scenery and culture. They settled in the small town of Grand Coteau.
Along with her husband, Rick, Chris lives in the Louisiana community of Ridge in the southwestern part of Lafayette Parish.