Monday, August 30, 2010

HiHo Silver

If you live in or around San Francisco, your in luck!
The proprietor of HiHo Silver is currently away on a buying trip to Mexico.
Check out their newly updated website and if you get a chance, you should definitely visit. Jaret, that's all you girl.

NOTE: I will be in Mexico from August 19th until the 5th of September. I will be able to respond to emails and questions, but unable to ship anything until the 6th of September. That being said, as I am obviously on a buying trip, if there is anything you might want or need send me an email. I always have a list of special orders when I visit Taxco, so let me know what your heart desire

Be sure to note 1) All the new Taxco Designers and 2) The show scheduled for the end of October....

Here is the web address:

Friday, August 27, 2010

MAGGIE HOWE Of Los Castillo Workshop

Seller description (ebay) for this item: Maggie Howe Los Castillo Mexico Turquoise and Green Enamel On Copper Tray 5 1/4 inch at the widest point, One small manufacturing defect on the back see pic #3 but does detract from overall quality of this great piece .American born artist Maggie Howe was the first person that introduced enameling into Mexico .Maggie Howe worked with Miguel Angel Pineda 1958 to 1960 is a Mexican artist who has worked, fostered and cultivated enameling in his country.

There is no reference to whether or not Maggie actually introduced enameling to Mexico (tho I am skeptical). Very little is written on Ms. Howe and I have seen very few pieces by her. There is no doubt however that she did work or collaborate with Miguel Pineda - her pieces including her very signature screams Miguel Pineda as do her pieces.

So on a quick google search I evidently found the source for the above reference that Ms. Howe 'introduced' enameling to Mexico (still skeptical)


more text from the source glass on metal:

Miguel Angel Pineda is a Mexican artist who has worked, fostered and cultivated enameling in his country. His earliest contact with this art was when he met the first person that introduced enameling into Mexico - the American born artist Maggie Howe - with whom he studied between 1958 and 1960. Later on, he devoted himself to experimenting on his own, learning different techniques and developing a very keen interest towards pre-Hispanic art. To this day, he has created a vast selection of pieces on this subject, as well as jewelry, trays, vases and ashtrays. His techniques include cloisonne, Limoges, wet packing and particularly champleve. He has devoted himself entirely to enameling since 1966.

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Great Southwest Antique Show n Sale

I know I know its called the Great SouthwestERN Antique Show but I like Southwest better....
Its the 12th Annual at the Albuquerque Fairgrounds in fabulous New Mexico.
Sellers include Adornments Unlimited and The Lush Life - See their respective websites and you can oogle over their vintage Taxco wares...I'm sure if you visit their booths, disappointment will not be had. Eric Yang has one of the most impressive unpublished collections of Taxco jewelry.

If you are in the area, check it out. Its this weekend at the Lujan Center.
heres da link: