What is your passion? What, when you think of it, fills you with pleasure and puts a smile on your face? What is it that you pour your heart and soul in to doing? That thing that makes you sweat pride and bleed joy and spend hours passionately pursuing?
For Craig and Dusty Shutt, that thing is silversmithing. Even the word itself fills them with excitement. Each day, these two artists plan, imagine, design, and craft jewelry that is fashioned after another of their passions: the Colorado high country. As they take their places, pull out their drawing boards, sketch ideas, take pictures, saw, file, solder, cut, hammer, tap, polish, and buff, skilled hands produce pieces that tell a rich story. Forged from love of the craft, Dusty Shutt Silver jewelry represents a lifetime of passionate pursuit, learning and working, caring and planning, creating and serving.
Rebekah Joy Plett put it well when she said, “When you buy something from an artist, you’re buying more than an object. You’re buying hundreds of hours of errors and experimentation. You’re buying years of frustration and moments of pure joy. You’re not buying just one thing, you are buying a piece of a heart, a piece of a soul… a piece of someone else’s life.”
At Dusty Shutt Silver, the hearts and souls of Craig and Dusty are indeed deeply embedded in each piece they sell. As you run your fingers along the smooth pearls gently set inside one of our pendants, or admire the deep intrinsic hues of the turquoise that has been placed with care into one of our cuff bracelets, know that you are observing the manifestation of many hours of joy and love.
Craig and Dusty hold high expectations of themselves and their creations, and each piece is crafted with excellence and beauty. Come see for yourself! We proudly and confidently invite you to peruse our website and come into Horse Alley Studio. Come be a part of our passionate pursuit!