Starting with copper enamels, Lee has been working with enamels for over 4 decades. When she was 11 years old, her parents sent her to beautiful summer camp Mystic in the hill country of Texas. She was so homesick by the first week of camp the only fun thing she enjoyed that did not leave her crying was the daily hour of arts and crafts.
Lee would spend the hour carefully scrubbing small copper bowls and sifting enamels onto them. She couldn’t wait until the next day just to see what the teacher pulled out of the kiln. Over the years she played with other forms of glass art including stained glass, fused glass and then had a very successful career of glass beaded jewelry. After years of traveling and exhibiting at amazing art shows around the country such as Cherry Creek, Columbus arts festival, St James Court just to name a few; Lee took a much needed break.
During the break she returned to her first love, enamels. Lee has been fortunate enough to study under some of the best cloisonné artists in the country including Sharon Scalise, Patsy Croft and Amy Roper Lyons. She loves working with all the color possibilities because the opportunities for whimsy are endless.
Lee often starts with fine silver and 24 karat gold. Some settings include adding the Korean technique for adding gold to silver called Keum Boo. Lee spends countless hours in her studio creating one of kind, unique necklaces, bracelets and earrings that are wearable pieces of art.