Shana Lee is a wildly prolific jewelry designer whose creative vision is matched only by her technical skills. Although her “hand” and style are recognizable in every piece, the collections are inexhaustible in range. When asked if she is obsessed with designing and making jewelry she quietly answered, “No, it is part of me like skin, it is in me like a heartbeat.”
Shana Lee describes herself as a self-taught metalsmith. She explains, “This means I have leaned on friends and colleagues for instruction and guidance.” Among Shana’s teachers/mentors are; Joe Garriti of James Garriti Lapidary, NYC (with whom she has worked alongside learning fabrication and varied techniques for over 13 years), and Guardian Wolf (Stone Carver of Ceremonial Objects, Cherokee, Hiltons, VA) with whom Shana has studied the more spiritual aspects of creating adornments for over two decades.