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MILLY DENT

Milly Dent is a Sydney based ceramic designer whose work explores the material of porcelain through uniquely handcrafted, exclusive ceramic goods. The underlying philosophy behind Milly’s work is based on the simple ideal of producing works that result in outcomes which are both utilitarian and sculptural. 

With the support of the Australian Council for the Arts, Milly undertook an artist’s residency in Arita – a pottery village on Kyushu Island, recognised as the birthplace of porcelain in Japan. Arita is surrounded by pristine mountains and forests, and infused with a sense of timelessness as streams weave between the traditional houses and ceramic factories. What most struck the artist was the juxtaposition of the piles of discarded moulds out the back of the factory against these picturesque scenes.

“This ‘Mould Graveyard’ was the disposal of all moulds where the forms were no longer used by the factory, or perhaps had imperfections. All were thrown into a huge waste pile and deteriorated over time due to the rain, snow, wind and other natural elements. I was inspired to create a series of resurrections from Arita, a sense of revival or reincarnation of the forms, which can now be seen as more beautiful and interesting with the capturing of the decay, the memory of rain and atmosphere to decay the mould”, says Milly.

Using the process of slip casting to the discarded mould, Milly essentially paused this formative decay at that exact moment, turning it into something static and beautiful. 

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Ame Flute
Japanese Porcelain Matt Black Glaze 60x60x150 $78

Tenmoku Footed Dish
Japanese Porcelain - Tenmoku Glaze Oxidation Fired 135x135x35 $90

Tenmoku Rice Bowl with Gold
Japanese Porcelain Tenmoku Glaze Reduction Fired 117x100x60 $135

Tenmoku Hirabachi
Japanese Porcelain - Tenmoku Glaze Oxidation Fired 175x175x50 $160

Raw Porcelain Rice Bowl
Japanese Porcelain Gold Lustre 118x100x60 $120

Raw Porcelain Hirabachi
Japanese Porcelain Gold Lustre 175x175x50 $160 each

Raw Porcelain DIsh
Japanese Porcelain Gold Lustre 128x128x15 $70 each

Mizu Tenmoku
Japanese Porcelain Tenmoku Glaze Reduction Fired 70x70x90 $110

Mizu Raw Porcelain
Japanese Porcelain Gold Lustre 70x70x90 $110

Metallic Rice Bowl
Japanese Porcelain Metallic Overglaze 118x100x60 $120 each

Tenmoku Rice Bowl with Gold
Japanese Porcelain - Tenmoku Glaze Oxidation Fired 116x100x60 $110 each

Tenmoku and Gold Footed Dish
Japanese Porcelain - Tenmoku Glaze Oxidation Fired 135x135x35 $110

Metallic Hirabachi
Japanese Porcelain Metallic Overglaze 175x175x50 $160

Tenmoku Rice Bowl
Japanese Porcelain Tenmoku Glaze Reduction Fired 118x100x60 $110

Metallic Footed Dish
Japanese Porcelain Metallic Overglaze 135x135x35 $90 each

Kumo Cup and Minamo Saucer
Japanese Porcelain - Tenmoku Glaze Reduction Fired Iron Oxide $130

Kumo Cup and Minamo Saucer
Japanese Porcelain Black and Cream Glaze $130

Hirabachi Gold Decal
Japanese Porcelain Clear Glaze Overglaze Decal Decoration 175x175x50 $170