This is a show and sale for 10 pieces of Kandart sterling silver jewelry made in Oaxaca, Mexico, by French silversmith Brigitte Huet and her husband Ivan Campant.
The one-of-a-kind pieces are the last remaining for sale from the Oaxaca collection.
Many of them were made 15 and 20 years ago and put away as keepsakes that Brigitte and Ivan have now decided to sell. This may be your last opportunity to buy these unique collector pieces.
If you want something, please choose quickly, then contact me by email and include your mailing address with ZIP Code. I will send you a PayPal invoice for the piece plus shipping and insurance at the sale value.
Brigitte and Ivan thank you and send best wishes.
They left Oaxaca in early 2014 to return to southern France. They are living in a small village near Toulouse, creating new wax carved designs that will be made in limited editions with silver casting as soon as they are able to move to a house that will accommodate a working studio. Meanwhile, Brigitte continues to develop new ideas, most recently implemented in wood sculpture, too.
How to order: First send me an email.
- Tell me which piece you want.
- Tell me your mailing address with ZIP Code
- Tell me if you want insurance for the full value of your purchase.
- Order and pay by Monday, June 2: I will ship from California.
- Order and pay after June 2: I will ship from California after July 9.
- I will send you a PayPal invoice for the amount of the piece(s) and add shipping and insurance to the total.
- Upon payment, I will ship within one day if order received by June 2, 2015.
P.S. I have no earrings or rings from Brigitte to offer for sale at this time.
Bilbao Reunion with Brigitte Huet, Silversmith and Jeweler
Our reunion with artist, jeweler, silversmith and dear friend Brigitte S. Huet has been in the making for over a year when Barbara and I first planned to visit Spain. Brigitte and her husband Ivan returned to France in early 2014 after making Oaxaca their home and creative inspiration for over 20 years. We miss them.
So, we made a meet-up plan for Bilbao, which is about four hours by car from the Toulouse area where they now live, to visit the Guggenheim Museum together.
Barbara asked Brigitte to bring a trunk show of collector pieces she had created in the early years. We spent time looking at designs we had never seen before that had been tucked away in Brigitte’s treasure chest in France. They included belt buckles, deeply carved silver beads, pendents, rings, necklaces, earrings and bracelets.
Some of these, mostly necklaces and bracelets, are now available for sale. I have them with me and I will be posting photos and prices soon.
We reminisced, drank good red wine, ate stinky unpasteurized cheese, walked and giggled. It was wonderful to be with Brigitte again. They have not produced jewelry since returning to France.
There is no place where they live now to set up a casting studio. But, Brigitte has carved wax designs in preparation for what comes next and she has been carving wood, too. The creative life continues.
Enviando besos y abrazos de Brigitte y Ivan de Francia. Sending kisses and hugs from Brigitte and Ivan from France.
Posted in Cultural Commentary, Jewelry, Mexico, Oaxaca Mexico art and culture
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