Nancy Lee

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Nancy Lee

Nancy Lee Designs

1125 Brookside Ave, C4
Indianapolis, IN 46202
317.937.1652
nancy@ndesignsmetal.com

leenld@iu.edu

 

 

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

 

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About My Work:

I have vivid dreams and recreate them in metal. My work is individual in nature, expressed in exquisite detail. Jewelry work includes pendants, earrings, pins, bracelets, rings and cufflinks. Small object work includes sculpture, tiny boxes, and other little things. Custom design is the foundation of what I do. Ancient metalworking techniques are applied to old, new, and recycled materials. A lot of pieces are simply made from one type of metal, with no embellishments other than the mark of the hammer, and truly only come to life when worn on the body. Semi-precious stones, pearls, enamels and found objects are added as embellishments. Pieces sometime turn out very simple and pure, and other times, complex and ornate. 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.
  • 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.
  • Private instruction / video consultation starting at $60 an hour with an initial class minimum of three hours.
  • Gift Certificates: Available in any denomination for private instruction, ready-made or custom jewelry or sculpture.
Education:

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

Affiliations:

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

Awards:
  • 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

PHOTOS

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

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