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Scott Hardy

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A full-time silversmith and engraver since 1981, Scott has been honored by the Academy of Western Artists, receiving the 2001 Will Rogers Award as Engraver of the Year. In 1994 his work was judged Best of Show at the Cowboy Poetry Gathering in Elko, Nevada.

"Embellishing horse and rider with precious metals is a tradition as old as man on horseback. Crossing tribal and cultural boundaries, silver and gold trappings have expressed the pride of horsemen throughout the millennia. The image of the cowboy still stirs our ideals of independence, integrity and freedom, while appreciation of things well-made, by hand, flourishes in this age of mass production and mediocrity.”

"My advice to anyone who aspires to excellence: learn the techniques, understand the material and study the history of the craft."

 

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