Nicole Miranda 2017-10-05T06:18:01+00:00
  • Nicole Miranda

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Nicole Miranda

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…


Nicole Miranda

Nicole was thrilled to be a part of the Arcadian Artists Trail last year at Trish Fraunfelter’s beautiful property and she enjoyed a most successful time at the event. From July 1-3 2016 Nicole exhibited her work at the Balmain Watch House with fellow artists Michelle Roberts and Fiona Roderick. Their exhibition was entitled “Birds of a Feather” and they produced a range of works including paintings, ceramics and collage where they expressed their interpretations of the natural world.

Some of my highlights

I produce different types of work including paintings and ceramics. With my paintings, I generally start with an idea then photograph subject matter or find imagery on the internet for reference material. These include acrylics on canvas, watercolours & gouache on handmade papers, etchings which I produce, print and hand paint with watercolours. With my ceramics I either produce slipcast pieces which I hand paint in complimentary designs and imagery to accompany my paintings or hand build earthenware clay pieces such as homewares, garden art and jewellery. The hand built bowls and garden art are generally imprinted with natural textural objects such as seeds, shells and plant matter as I love to create textures and generally do just one colour as a wash. I’m always thinking of new ways to present my ideas and I do like the items to be utilitarian.
I am largely inspired by nature including flowers, plants, birds and Australian fauna and flora. My main ideas come from my garden and others I visit.
These include producing art and ceramics, gardening, cooking, community events/contributions and of course spending valuable and enjoyable time with my family and friends.
I am very particular about my artwork and ceramics being as original and individual as possible hence my business name “Originally Nic”. Apart from my greeting cards which are photographs of my work or imagery ,I don’t like to sell reproductions of my work; only originals. I like to produce all my pieces from scratch as much as possible and have a very hands on approach.
I am  in the process with some friends of starting a local community garden where we may even have art events in the future.
I recently had my first small exhibition at the Balmain Watch House from July 1st to 3rd with my sister and a fellow artist friend. I have another planned next year with 3 other artist friends. Apart from these I have exhibited twice at Artisans in the Gardens in the Sydney Royal Botanic gardens over the past 13 years plus 3 exhibitions at The Palm House in the Sydney Royal Botanic Gardens in collaboration with different groups of artists. I have also exhibited my art and ceramics at the Royal Agriculture Show, the Hunters Hill Art Exhibition plus many school and council art exhibitions over the years.
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Meet with Nicole Miranda at the NEXT EXHIBITION & ART TRAIL: 11 - 12 NOV 2017

A unique exhibition... Eight working studios... More than fifty Artists & Artisans... All on a meandering country drive...
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