'Afloat Pitcher' By Milly Dent
300x 360 x 260mm
Celebrated ceramicist and designer, Milly Dent, reimagines the everyday through handcrafted ceramic tableware, sculpture, and lighting.
'Afloat Pitcher' seeks to capture the beauty of the underwater world, using stoneware clay and a white glaze to shape a pitcher/jug form that appears to be in constant motion, swaying gently beneath the ocean's surface. Employing meticulous handbuilding techniques and intricate detailing, I draw inspiration from the allure of corals found at the ocean floor, as if they were delicately pulled from the depths of the sea.
My work delves into the relationship between humans and the ocean, based on my own connection and emotional charge with this body of water. My focus lies in the captivating world of rockpools and the intertidal space.
The delicate yet resilient nature of the corals resonates with me, symbolising the fragile balance of marine life that depends on its presence. My intention is to spark awareness and inspire action in the preservation and restoration of our oceans' life source. I believe that if we do not swiftly alter our personal relationships with the environment, our oceans will face irreparable devastation by 2050. Ultimately, this body of work seeks to illuminate the beauty, complexity, and vulnerability of the oceanic world.