Nancy Lee Designs
|1125 Brookside Ave, C4|
|Indianapolis, IN 46202|
|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.
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.
Key jewelry making, metalsmithing and design knowledge as been gained from instructors 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
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