Hi, My name is Josh Price. I was born in PA, raised in WV and have lived in central Florida since 1995. I love creating things. You see a rusty old wrench, I see a lizard. I travel from yard sale to yard sale and even check the occasional trash heap (as much as my wife loves that!) and usually find all kinds of unique rubbish to get my imagination going.
I create unique animal sculptures out of scrap metal. One of the most common questions patrons ask is “How do you do this?” I usually tell them “welcome to my mind” because I find it difficult to explain the process. I just see what could be, start designing in my mind, find the parts that fit and let it flow. I use tools, kitchen items, car parts, and any other scrap metal as long as it takes the shape. I don’t clean parts before creation; all materials are used in their found state, I puzzle out the shape and then weld it all into place with a wire fed mig welder. I enjoy watching people puzzle out what a sculpture is made from.
Thrift stores, garage sales, dumpsters and junkyards are where I go to collect most of my materials. I am always collecting more stuff. Half the fun of creating a sculpture is hunting for the parts to go into it. I like that I am taking what some would consider junk and turning it into art.
I remember when I was about 13, I found a nut and bolt Don Quixote sculpture at a yard sale (I still have it!!). I told my mom that I wanted to make stuff like that. and she was the type that encouraged creativity, told me "you can do anything"! The seed was planted and now, years later, hear I am, I'm doing it!
I am a self-taught artist and welder. I started out restoring old cars, that’s where I learned the basics of welding. I really enjoyed it and in 2006 I started creating sculptures from scrap metal parts as a hobby and doing local (FL) shows.
In October of 2017 I followed my passion and took the leap! I am now a full time artist and travel to shows selling my work at festivals and fairs. It was a little scary, but I knew this is what I really wanted to do. There are a lot of challenges in this line of business of course, but once I committed I knew I made the right choice. I love what I do and being able to do it full time is a blessing.
I am often inspired by nature and a part I find that “speaks” to me until I make it into a sculpture. I enjoy creating them and am always looking to make people smile.
Thanks for stopping by.
In the News
Ocala Star Banner and Citrus County Chronicle both shared this article on 9/14/2018 The Rainbow Springs Artist Cooperative has planted some whimsy in their garden. Master metal sculpture artist Joshua Price, assisted by his wife, Tiffany, create metal sculptures. His red blossom now adorns the front door area at the co-op, at 20804 W. Pennsylvania Ave., Dunnellon. “His imagination runs wild – from teapot chickens to butter knife dragonflies to hammerhead dogs and everything in between,” said co-op spokeswoman Sue Primeau in a press release. “Josh and Tiffany are joined by more than 40 other local artists displaying their creative genius in the co-op.”
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