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My work is an experiment in emotion and hope, informed by everything I have ever experienced or imagined visually, aurally, viscerally, spiritually.


What story in these can be expressed in metal?

What structure fabricated by human hand dares to inform the formless?

Can form create emotion?

Do I risk answers?

Nancy Lee is a self-taught artisan and author who has been bringing dreams to life in metal since 1998. She is the author of "The Complete Idiot's Guide to Making Metal Jewelry," and manages her own gallery and working studio. She offers private and semi-private metalsmithing instruction. She has earned an Indiana Artisan designation for her jewelry, two Indiana Arts Commission Individual Artist Awards, and numerous Indiana State Fair Professional Artist Division awards. Her time as a student at the Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts in Gatlinburg, Tennessee, led to a month-long Studio Assistantship. Nancy is founder of Indy Metalsmith, a guild for metal craftspersons, is past president of the Indianapolis Downtown Artists and Dealers Association, is past vice president of the award-winning TURF: IDADA Art Pavilion exhibition for Super Bowl XLVI, and a member of the Society of North American Goldsmiths. Her work is worn worldwide.

Where to Buy

Work is not available for sale through the SNAG website. Please contact the artist directly to inquire about making a purchase.