Lee Carrell is a professionally trained jeweler and artist who received an MFA in Jewelry and Design from the University of Kansas under Carlyle H. Smith. Lee has 30 years experience as a professional jeweler, designer, and teacher. Lee's designs have been commissioned by such notables as Kim Basinger, Actress; The President of Northern Arizona University; The E.E. Smissman Foundation; Texas Parks and Wildlife; and the Northern Rockies Heritage Center. Lee is listed in Who's Who in America, Who's Who in the World, and was recently chosen one of 2000 outstanding jewelry and metal arts designers of the Twentieth Century by the International Biographical Centre in Cambridge, England.