Shaesby Scott was born in Louisiana. Immersed in art at an early age through his mother, who is a painter, he grew up in a creative environment with access to great artists, to get to know them personally and to be raised to explore outside the lines.
He studied sculpture and fine arts at Colorado State University. During an extended stay in Brazil after graduating, he surrounded himself in the culture’s rich community of music, art, and festivals that inspired a seamless transition to jewelry design. In 2001, he opened his Austin studio with a focus on an artistic approach to the craft and sculptural form.
He deeply values sustainability and is consistently inspired by the energy of nature that surrounds us, travel, sailing and an adventurous spirit of discovering new treasures while exploring abroad. His vision aspires to transform these raw materials into fine jewelry with impeccable craftsmanship that highlights the unique beauty of each in their purest form of expression.
Blending and pushing the boundaries between sculptural form and traditional jewelry techniques, each Shaesby piece is hand forged and uniquely its own. Using traditional techniques alongside a flexibility for custom work, every piece is handcrafted by his talented artisans with ethically sourced gemstones, no-conflict diamonds and 100% recycled precious metals.
Shaesby explores the symbiotic relationship of creating a piece that will be worn, taking on characteristics between the person creating it and the person wearing it. The juxtaposition of precious gemstones and a hand-crafted sensibility results in collections and pieces that become wearable sculptures to incorporate into the individuals own style.
“One-of-a-kind enables you to take full advantage of emphasizing the natural beauty of the materials. It really is an adventure. And so much fun. It’s very liberating to be able to design one piece at a time.”