Charles was voted as one of the top 10 spur makers for 1997 and 1998 by the Western Artist of America. It is a great honor to be considered as one of the top artist by the Western Artist of America as this group covers all aspects of the western lifestyle and culture. Everything from song writing, singers, saddle makers, engravers, chuck wagon, and all other things western are consider in the various categories of the Western Artist of America. His spurs have been displayed in the Will Rogers Museum in Fort Worth, Texas as part of the Western Artist of America.
In 2012 Charles was juried into the International Guild of Bit and Spur Makers with a pair of traditional pair of working cowboy spurs. They had the clean simple lines of working western spurs and were engraved with the traditional wheat stalk engraving. Being a stamp holder entitles the maker to stamp the guild stamp on any pair of spurs that are 100% handmade by the maker/stamp holder. This means each spur is a one of a kind handcrafter master piece. The number of stamp holders is small and they are considered as being among the best of the spur and bit makers.
Charles continues to work in the tradition of the old time spur makers and recognizes the importance of keeping this heritage alive in this modern world we live in. His spurs and engraving style are noted for reflecting this traditional styling. Now that he has retired from his day job he is dedicating more time to creating one of a kind works of art for his and his customers pleasure.