Nicolette Absil is an award-winning jeweler working in vitreous enamel. In her sunlit Philadelphia studio, Nicolette hand-draws ﬂ oral forms with graphite onto white enamel. Drawing inspiration from a love of nature, hiking, and drawing, Nicolette’s artistic inﬂuences include Japanese Ukiyo-e woodblock prints from the 17th through the 19th century. Nicolette won a Saul Bell Design award for her enameling in 2017.
“My work focuses the process and technique of using enameling, the ancient art of fusing glass to metal, in a more contemporary manner. Nature serving as my inspiration. I illustrate serene and delicate imagery that I fuse into enamel and then set the work into hand-fabricated settings. Recently, I have been working with multiples and repeating forms, as well as exploring the life cycles of flowers, capturing different stages of their existence.”
Post earrings in bright silver and enamel on copper.
Hydrangea Crescent Petal Necklace
Necklace, in sterling silver, enamel, and graphite.
Trillium Crescent Post Earrings
Crescent post earrings in sterling silver, enamel on copper, and 24k gold.
Charm Cattail Necklace
Necklace in bright sterling silver, enamel on copper, graphite, and 24k gold.
Tension clasp bracelet in bright silver, copper, enamel, and 24k gold.