IMPORTANT! Due to the response to Coronavirus (COVID-19) events on this site may be postponed or canceled.CLICK HERE for More Details.

Nancy Lee

Nancy Lee
Nancy Lee

Nancy Lee Designs

1125 Brookside Ave, C4
Indianapolis, IN 46202





Self-taught metalsmith, custom jeweler, and enamelist creating 2D/3D works using hand fabrication, casting, and/or forging techniques to create singular, emotive works for wear or display. Gallery owner and volunteer advocate for the arts.


Non-University Instruction
Studied Under:
Marilyn Smith

View more

More Info

About My Work:

I have vivid dreams and recreate them in metal. My work is individual in nature, expressed in exquisite detail. Jewelry includes custom alternative wedding and engagement rings and a retail jewelry line. Metal objects include copper sculpture and tiny boxes. I make kiln-fired enamel paintings on copper. Ancient metalworking techniques are applied to old, new, and recycled materials. Semi-precious stones, pearls, enamels and found objects are added as embellishments to jewelry. I aim to employ responsible studio practices and use recycled materials in my work as much as possible. I attempt to create a work that inspires the viewers own narrative as to their meaning.

Pricing Information:
  • Jewelry and Small Object Pricing: Prices range from $40 – $4,000, with most works available in the $50-$500 range.
  • Limited Metalworking and Jewelry Fabrication Classes: Small group instruction in metalworking/jewelry making are available by contacting the artist directly, and vary in cost and duration. Class sizes are limited.
  • Limited private instruction starting at $60 an hour
  • Gift Certificates: Available in any denomination for private instruction, ready-made or custom jewelry or sculpture.

Key jewelry making, metalsmithing and design knowledge as been gained from instructors Michael David Sturlin, John Cogswell, Juan Carolos Caballero-Perez, Angela Bubash and Marilyn Smith.


Founder, Indy Metalsmith; Past President, Indianapolis Downtown Artist & Dealers Association (IDADA); Member, Society of North American Goldsmiths (SNAG); Past Faculty Member, Indianapolis Art Center



  • Rebecca Pitts Award for Fiction Writing, 2020
  • Marianne Hedges Poetry Prize, 2019
  • Eric Sharp Gateway Poetry Award, Honorable Mention, 2018
  • Indiana Artisan Program Designation, Jewelry
  • Indiana Arts Commission Individual Artist Grant, 2010-11, 2016-17
  • First Place, Indiana State Fair, Jewelry, Professional Division, 2010
  • First Place, Indiana State Fair, Sculpture, Professional Division, 2009 and 2011


  • Rapture, Enamel on Copper, 12", Nancy Lee x 12"


Leave a comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>


Artsopolis Network Members: Akron OH | Austin TX | Bainbridge Island WA | Birmingham AL | Boston MA | Cape Cod MA | Cincinnati OH | Cleveland OH | Colorado Springs CO | Columbia SC | DuPage County IL | Durham NC | Essex County MA | Flagstaff AZ | Flint MI | Fort Lauderdale FL | Indianapolis IN | Kalamazoo MI | Kansas City MO | KeepMovingOKC | Macon GA | Main Line Area PA | Marin County CA | Marquette County MI | Mendocino County CA | Middlesex County NJ | Milwaukee WI | Montgomery County MD | Napa Valley CA | Nashville TN | Niagara County NY | Oklahoma City OK | Orange County CA | Orlando FL | Ottawa IL | Panama City FL | Pittsburgh PA | Providence RI | Richardson TX | Sacramento CA | San Antonio TX | St. Cloud MN | St. Croix Valley MN/WI | St. Johns County FL | Stillwater MN | Tallahassee FL | Utah | Ventura CA | York County PA