Largely self-taught, award-winning silversmith, Scott Hardy (Longview, Alberta) creates jewelry using hand carving techniques that he has developed over 35 years of engraving.  His work is in museums and treasured collections worldwide. 

Scott is a fifth generation stockman, and understands hard work and dedication to craft. He has been influenced by modern masters  such as Al Pecetti and Mark Drain. Among the many honours he has enjoyed, the Calgary Stampede asked him to create 100 hand-engraved, silver and gold buckles commemorating the Stampede’s 2012 Centennial. Canada Post issued a stamp featuring Hardy’s buckle to celebrate the Stampede’s centennial making Hardy the first silversmith with work featured on a Canadian stamp. 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 was judged Best of Show at the Cowboy Poetry Gathering in Elko, Nevada.