Introducing Carlee Stutz, a 25-year-old silversmith originally from Northern Colorado, now calling Burns, Oregon home. Carlee embarked on her silversmithing journey following her high school graduation. In 2021 she moved to Eastern Oregon to continue to grow her skill set as a silversmith and bit maker. Carlee draws inspiration from the vast landscapes of the high desert and the buckaroo culture of the Great Basin. Currently employed at Horlacher and Marsh, she skillfully assembles their renowned line of cast bridle bits, working under the mentorship of Pat Horlacher. Carlee’s artistry reflects a deep connection to the rugged beauty of her surroundings, shaping a unique narrative in the world of silversmithing.