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Priscilla Walsen

Walsen, Priscilla

About the Artist

Lapidary and silver metal artist Priscilla Walsen creates silver and stone inlay jewelry, unique fine silver hollow forms, handmade “confetti” chains and other three-dimensional pieces. She uses both traditional and modern metal working and lapidary techniques to create handmade jewelry, often in one-of-a-kind designs.
Priscilla is best known for her bold colorful stone inlay designs. Each unique inlay piece is inspired by the colors and patterns in the stones. Her designs include the use of lapis, sugilite, chrysocolla, turquoise and many other semi-precious gems. She uses geometric shapes to create clean lines that complement the colors and patterns in the stone. A true lapidary artist, Priscilla starts with rough gemstone material, and then saws, grinds, sands and polishes each piece of stone.
In addition to working with sterling silver materials using traditional silversmithing methods; Priscilla also works with fine silver metal clay. Fine silver metal clay is a malleable form of fine silver made from recycled silver. Priscilla’s work with fused fine silver metal clay includes unique hollow forms and highly textured three dimensional designs.
Priscilla took her first silversmithing and metal shop classes while in high school and began studying lapidary arts in the 1990s. She founded SilverWear in 1997 after learning stone inlay techniques at Ghost Ranch in Abiqui, NM. Her stone inlay work was featured in Lapidary Journal (Jewelry Artist) magazine. Priscilla is a certified Precious Metal Clay (PMC®) Artisan by the Precious Metal Clay Guild. She creates her jewelry in her studio in Ojo Sarco on the famous High Road in the Sangre de Cristo Mountains. Her studio is open for the annual High Road Art Tour in September and by appointment.

Gold & Silver
High Road Studio Tour
High Road Artisans
Work is also available at Ojo Sarco Pottery & Fine Craft

34 County Road 69, Ojo Sarco, NM 87521