"Be curious! I think curiosity is more powerful than passion, and less overwhelming."
From her Sydney studio, ceramicist Milly Dent creates handcrafted tableware that is as beautiful as it is functional. Milly launched her self-titled line in 2013 with the pure intention of producing natural, practical and thoughtful design for daily dining rituals.
What’s the one piece of advice you’d give someone who’s going through their own transformation?
Be curious! I think curiosity is more powerful than passion, and less overwhelming. Follow things that interest you and let things happen as they should (but work hard). If it’s what you want to do then nothing will be able to get in the way.
Are you following the path of a trailblazer or being guided by a mentor?
Both! I’d say I’m being guided by unaware mentors, but I like to think that I’m also blazing my own trail. There’s so much I learn from my friends who are doing what they love, and I think working around the right people is just the best. I admire and absorb the energy given off by people who are unstoppable.
All images used with permission from Milly Dent.