Milly Dent Design 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.
2018 blanc feelings – Milly Dent, Saint Cloche Gallery
2017 Vitrified – Milly Dent, Saint Cloche Gallery
Selected Group Exhibitions
2018 Casa, Saint Cloche Gallery
2017 Jet Set, Saint Cloche Gallery
2016 Clay: Contemporary Ceramic Artisans, Exhibition and Book Launch, Saint Cloche Gallery
Clay Intersections, Australian Design Centre
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 Exhibtion, Cofa Space
Light I up Exhibition, Kudos Gallery
Awards and Grants
2018 CREATE NSW Grant for Professional Development
2018 NSW Creative Achievement Awards – Finalist
2017 City of Sydney Residency Live / Work Space Grant
2017 Development Grant, Australian Council of the Arts
2016 NAVA’s Eckersleys prize NSW
2015 Artstart Grant, Australian Council of the Arts
2013 Kudos Emerging Artist & Designer Finalist