Shirley Price Newport Beach, CA Natural Stones & Fine Silver

Born in Saskatchewan, Canada, jewelry artist Shirley Price's artistic life path has taken many turns. Starting with knitting and selling baby booties, caps, sewing some of her own clothes at the age of 10, she has explored pottery, weaving, leather work, leaded glass and watercolors.

Shirley recalls her mother saying, "Art is a story worth telling." Shirley found her heart's story when she discovered precious metal work. Studying fabrication in California at the Irvine Fine Arts Center and the Revere Goldsmith School in San Francisco allowed her to hone her art. She continues to take classes of interest in and around her studio.

 

Drawn to the quiet balance of the Asian culture and inspired by beautiful colored stones gathered on trips around the world, Shirley creates her unique pieces "to reflect a woman's innate individuality, beauty and mystery."

The inspiration for her designs came from window coverings of bamboo sticks in a Japanese Tea Shop.

Many of the pieces are named for a virtue such as "grace, gratitude, joy, happiness and peace which project our intentions, the essence of these words resonate within and without and embrace our way of communication with ourselves and the world. Powerful wisdom."

 

Free-form, hand-cut and hand-polished cabochons are selected for their depth of color and intriguing textures.

These are combined with fine silver and/or gold. Never using molds or casts, the stones are arranged in pleasing combinations with hand fabricated backs and bezels framing them.

A single pearl on each piece has become a recognized artist's signature. The resulting women's collars, pendants and earrings radiate a smooth flow of color and energy.

Shirley's collections sell in galleries and museum shops across the United States and Canada. She has won numerous awards for her art.

 

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