Milly Dent reimagines daily routine through uniquely handcrafted, exclusive ceramic goods.
Handmade by Milly using small-scale production methods along with distinctive marbling and geometric pattern work, the result challenges conventional expectations of tableware.
Inspired by the natural world, the vessels invariably display a whirlpool of inky blues frozen in the fluidity that they are created.
In her more recent sculptural work, the underlying philosophy is based on the simple ideal of producing work that results in outcomes which are both utilitarian and sculptural. Sydney Ceramicist Milly Dent furthers her investigation of the material of porcelain, through a series that bonds perpendicular lines with balanced and fluid clay bodies.
Exploring this dichotomy, she examines light and shadow through sculptural ceramic form. Dent’s work is a continued study of the intimate, tangible and ever challenging nature of porcelain.
Education and Training
2010-2013 Bachelor of Design, College of Fine Arts, University of New South Wales, Major in Ceramic and Graphic Design
2017 TAFE Porcelain Techniques with Keiko Matsui
2018 La Meridiana International School of Ceramics – Porcelain Throwing with John Colbeck
Selected Solo Exhibitions
2018 “blanc feelings” – Milly Dent, Saint Cloche Gallery
2017 Vitrified - Milly Dent, Saint Cloche Gallery
Selected Group Exhibitions + Design Shows
2018 Pot Shop, Comber Street Gallery
CASA, Saint Cloche Gallery
Milly x Flora, Paper Boat Press
2017 Common Ground, Saint Cloche Gallery
Jet Set, Saint Cloche Gallery
2016 Clay, Exhibition and Book Launch, Saint Cloche Gallery
Clay Intersections, Australian Design Centre
Clay and Glaze Interior Design Show Vancouver
Craft Trend Fair, Gallery Klei, Seoul Korea,
2015 Riviera, Saint Cloche Gallery
Table Talk 2, Conversation Pieces for a Functional Table, Kerrie Lowe Gallery
Art in the Boudoir, Saint Cloche Gallery, Art Month Sydney
2014 Slow Burn Contemporary Ceramics Exhibition, Kudos Gallery
Many Hands Events, Collaborative Event and Exhibition
A Fresh Perspective, Kerrie Lowe Gallery
One Night Stand, Damien Minton Gallery
Contemporary Porcelain – The Diverse Realms of Porcelaneous Practise, Kerrie Lowe Gallery
2013 Kudos Emerging Designers and Artists Awards Exhibition, COFA Space
Awards and Grants
2019 Ian Potter Cultural Trust Grant - Residency Jingdezhen
2018 Create NSW Quick Response Grant – Professional Development Italy
2018 Finalist NSW Creative Achievement Awards
2017 Development Grant, Australian Council of the Arts
2016 Finalist Mini Bright Rays Young Entrepreneurs Grant; NAVA’s Eckersley’s Prize NSW
2015 ArtStart Grant, Australian Council of the Arts
2013 Kudos Emerging Artist & Designer Finalist
2019 The Pottery Workshop, Jingdezhen, China
2017 Kouraku Kiln, Arita, Japan
2017 City of Sydney Live/ Work Space Artists Residency.