Buddy Lee is a self-taught artist with a wonderful imagination and a unique sense of design. He makes one-of-a-kind pieces of “wearable art.” He loves carving his own stones; his specialty is carving faces in mastodon ivory. He is also very versatile in his creations; some will take on an Eskimo feel while others could be Indian, African, or abstract. Many of his pieces are sculptures as well as jewelry. No two pieces are alike and each piece is copywrited under Buddy Lee.
He receives inspiration from many sources. Sometimes he had visions of pieces before he makes them. Usually he just begins the work and the piece develops on its own. “I feel like I am just the instrument,” says Buddy Lee. He can start to make a piece and before it is finished it becomes something completely different from what he had in mind. He says, “The piece becomes what it wants to become.”
Buddy Lee has a great following of collectors who wait eagerly for his next creation. Buddy Lee says “No one likes my work more that I do,” but I think there are many customers that would disagree with that statement.