Randy Pryce was born on February 24th 1952, in Queen Charlotte City and was brought up in Skidegate on Haida Gwaii. He comes from a long family line of Haida Master Carvers. His father is Norman Price, one of the few living legends of master carvers on Haida Gwaii. His family has close ties to Charles Edenshaw, Charles Gladstone and Bill Reid. Randy has the rights to wear the crests of the Killer Whale, The Grizzly Bear, The Eagle, Frog and Raven as well as the Hummingbird. Inspired and mentored by his father and grandfathers, Randy Pryce is mainly a self-taught master carver. He started carving argillite when he was 19 and after only 3 years the UBC Museum of Anthropology recognized his special talents and bought one of his panels. In 1982 Randy started carving metal and since then, he has concentrated his work mainly on silver and gold jewellery.