I am a potter & clay artist enjoying all facets of clay work. I have a small studio 1km north of Montville Village.
I welcome visitors by appointment to my studio or on my weekend open days. I love answering questions about how my pieces have been made.
Recently I have been making bespoke dinner sets for some of my clients which is a new avenue for me. Would you like something made especially for you?
I am a mostly self-taught visual artist living and working on acreage in the Sunshine Coast Hinterland area of Montville, Australia.
Like smiling at people with kindness; art can transform a day for a nanosecond. To elicit this response, I paint stories and fleeting snapshots from life experience in ways that ring true to me. The results may be abstract or representational. I delight in spare compositions and minimal colours to mix each work from.
Most of my images contain figurative and ornate decorative elements. Some of my works turn word play into visual statements.
I find that drawing is the most direct medium for conveying my visual intention and idea. One chance with one pencil - with help from an eraser.
Printing involves three stages: inscribing the image, 'biting' the drawn plate and then printing the art work.
Making the handmade books involves creating making book size prints for the cover, finding beautiful fabrics plus papers to complete the journal
Freshly imported from NSW, Nicci left her ‘proper job’ to become a full time potter/artist in the Sunshine Coast hinterland in late 2017. This has been a long time coming and her arts practice ranging over 20 years - whilst working in arts administration - has given ample time to plan this career move. Her new work is a joyful experimentation with of colourful thrown porcelain forms and whimsical sculptural figures reflecting the spirit of discovery the artist has begun to explore living her dream.
A recent 5 week arts residency allowed time to consider new creative directions and complete a collaborative project developing two object trail brochures featuring birds for the Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia. This project provided the impetus to include birds in much of her new work for the "Untethered" exhibition at the Butter Factory Art Centre, Cooroy in February/March 2018.
Nicci's ceramics can be purchased via her website or at The Orangery, Maleny.