Cowboy culture is unique to the North American West, forged by people from all over the world out of necessity, desire & fortitude. It is neither dead or in the past. I am proud to be part of the TCAA that both celebrates & perpetuates this important culture. Long live the West!
A fifth-generation stockman, Scott Hardy became a full-time Western silversmith in 1981 and, 17 years later, became a TCAA founding member. Hardy finds inspiration in nature, art, fine craftsmanship and the West itself. Using each of these to fuel his passion, Hardy celebrates the West through his artwork, inspiring craftspeople, artists and collectors alike to see the importance and relevance of the North American cowboy culture. “Embellishing horse and rider with precious metal is a tradition as old as man on horseback,” Hardy said, “and deserves the respect of being done by hand one piece at a time.”