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Milly Dent: Vitrified

The Sydney-based ceramicist returns from a residency in Japan with a new collection and exhibition.
By Ella Edwards
September 15, 2017
By Ella Edwards
September 15, 2017

On return from her artist residency in Arita, Japan, Sydney-based ceramicist Milly Dent will hold a solo show at Saint Cloche in Paddington.

Inspired by the rich ceramic history of Japan, Milly's work explores how history affects contemporary practice. Capturing a sense of space, form and clarity, her work illuminates the juxtaposition of the pristine mountains and forests that surround Arita and the heaps of discarded ceramic cut-offs piled behind the ceramic factories.

In her own words, Dent wanted to create "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". And so, through a combination of utilitarian and sculptural technique and style, Dent's work reflects the beauty and timelessness of earth's essential ecosystems that are continually at work, regardless of human activity.

If you've got some cash to spare, all of the pieces will be available to purchase.

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