Nicole Addison is a visionary artist who began her journey with metal and stone back in 1996. She has since lived in many different parts of the United States, including the Pacific Northwest. She now resides in North Carolina. She has a strong love for nature and spirit of place which is clearly evident in her work. She uses mainly precious and semiprecious metals and gemstones, and found natural objects to create wearable art. Her favorite techniques are lost wax casting, piercing, and repousse. Her inspirations come from visions, nature and dreams. She wants each piece to feel as if it came from somewhere that is not of this dimension. As if she went to some fairytale realm and brought back treasures to wear.