My name is Raphael Price, owner and operator of The Valkyrie's Forge. For as long as I can remember I have had a deep passion for the rich, soul-clenching spirit of Viking and Nordic cultures. Ever since childhood, I have had vivid dreams of ancient times or what some would call a past life, if you will. Personally, I believe a source of guidance from the Valkyrie's, who guide each of us on our own paths to Valhalla. I am very blessed to have been given the gift to create my own unique style of jewelry and art, which is why I decided to name my business The Valkyrie's Forge, to not only to show my gratitude and respect to the guardians of Valhalla, but to transform their spiritual guidance into reality.
I am 27 years old and live in Utah (US) with my beautiful wife and daughter, whom I love with all my heart. I grew up on a 10 acre lot with 4 older brothers, so naturally a lot of bruises and broken bones (mostly my own doing), and many great life-long memories. My father Gary Lee Price, who is a world renown artist himself has taught me the true meaning of quality over quantity, and that sometimes it is not always about how fast we can do something, but how well we can get it done. Each piece of art I create is hand designed and cast into various materials by using the Lost Wax casting method.
Quality ethics, hard work, and patience have all helped shape my life as an artist. I am also fortunate enough to have had the opportunity to travel the world and visit many different countries and cultures, all of which I find interesting and beautiful in their own aspects. I am a constant student of this amazing world we live in and continue to learn new things every day. I am no historian by any means, I simply create what I feel is right in my own heart. I hope we can all share in the passion of creativity, imagination, and the unique art of The Valkyrie's Forge.