The other half of the Dusty Shutt Silver, Ltd. team is Craig Shutt. While he does enjoy designing certain pieces of jewelry, he really wraps his head (and hands) around the stone cutting, especially the different varieties of turquoise.
Using stones that either he or Dusty have hand-crafted along with those stones of other fine stone cutters, the stones are carefully worked into the different jewelry designs. His jewelry is beautiful silver, bronze or copper pieces set with with semi-precious stones; many which are hand-crafted cabochons selected from a private cache of raw stones.
While Craig is relatively new to the art world and prefers to stay behind the scenes in the studio, he does enjoy the challenges of event photography. Craig, one of the official photographers, also has been selected to coordinate the event photographers for the Colorado Balloon Classic. A native of Iowa, Craig was exposed to ballooning while attending college in Indianola, IA.