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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, 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

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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 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.
Education:

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.

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:

 

  • 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

PHOTOS

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

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