Nicole Miranda of Originally Nic is a Sydney Graphic and Visual Artist plus Ceramicist inspired predominantly by nature.
Nic has been creating and selling her original pieces for around twenty years through exhibitions, craft shows, markets, selected stores and galleries. She likes to switch between the two mediums which keeps things interesting for herself and for her customers.
She produces earthenware ceramic items which she either hand builds or slipcasts and these include tables, tiles, homewares and jewellery. The hand built pieces have gained popularity over the past few years so have become more of a focus. These pieces are organic and individual having been pressed with various seed pods, anemones and plant material and formed into useful objects for the home and garden. They include bird bowls and feeders for the garden, candle bowls and kitchen vessels. All ceramic items are food safe, water and fade proof.
Nic’s original artworks include acrylics on canvas, etchings, water colours and gouache on paper. Added to this range is a selection of her photographic cards of her work or own selected photos. She has undertaken many commissions over the years on with both her ceramics and paintings and these are always welcomed.
“The primary influence displayed in my work is provided by nature. The works on display showing my representations of flowering and flourishing plants on my canvas and small paintings.”
Nicole currently works mostly as a Graphic Designer and her free time is spent with family and friends, in the garden or the kitchen – the other favourite creative arenas…