Miriam Brügmann is a ceramicist and painter living between Argentina and Brazil. Her practice began with formal education over 7 years ago, but has since been shaped by her surroundings: experienced colleagues, inspiring artists, and most of all, the places she calls home.
Miriam's pieces carry a sense of joy and strength. Whether it's in their daily use or just a passing glance, you'll find inspiration within your own home.
Art and Home
Miriam has always been drawn to visualizations of women. She started painting women, inspired by counterculture fashion, and found herself creating strong, magical, and inspired figures.
Her painting makes its way into her practice of ceramics, using native clay bodies as she travels between Argentina and Brazil. She hand-paints her pieces before finishing them in a clear glaze.
If you ever wander the streets of either city, you may even find Miriam painting a mural around town. She finds joy in her visual language and the conversations it springs.
Creatures of Power
As she explored her own artistic style, Miriam found her calling in the native Pre-Columbian cultures of Latin America. Based on indigenous rituals, the age-old practice of ceramics and the powerful societal roles of women led to the birth of her own creative universe.
From this universe comes her Creatures of Power. The women inhibit magical strength and the animals are companions that reveal how nature is a part of who we are - not something to be dominated or oppressed.
The exploration of these virtues continues today. Miriam is actively unearthing more magic from the place she calls home.