Designed by Eric Shell
30th Anniversary Boxes are available through silent auction at By Western Hands, or BUY IT NOW online. If you would like to bid or need more information please call the gallery 307-586-1755
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Each box was handcrafted by Scott Armstrong, and the unique panels were designed and brilliantly executed by our individual artisans. The creativity of each box is representative of 30 years of Western Functional Art. Join us in our mission by purchasing one of these commemorative keepsakes! Your generosity will allow By Western Hands to continue with our preservation of western heritage and design through the celebration of past and present artisans.
Born and raised in Upton, Wyoming Eric Shell spent his childhood exploring the forests around Upton. Upon graduation Eric spent four years in the army and six years working as an aircraft electrician. Ending up in Cody and working under and learning from John Gallis from 1994-2004. “The experience I gained working with John opened up a whole world of creativity and inspiration”. Most of Eric’s pieces take design cues from past furniture stlyes such as Arts & Crafts, Art Deco, or Mid-Century, but the natural elements he incorporates dictate the final overall look. Quality work and solid construction techniques take priority and help make each piece one-of-a-kind. Eric won WDC Exhibor’s Choice & Switch Back Ranch Award in 2003, and Best of Show at Cody High Style in 2007.