Meet The Maker – Bev Milward

Bev Milward - ceramicist

Bev Milward - ceramicist

Bev’s work is back with us again this year after proving popular in 2011 and as part of our current Wedding Exhibition. ‘I DO’, Bev has made us some more of her porcelain cake toppers.

Porcelain cake topper

Porcelain cake topper

Bev’s porcelain landscapes and figures are influenced by the environment in which she lives, personal events and experiences and by the nature of the porcelain itself.

Couple on mound

Couple on mound

 

She is concerned with how humour and sentimentality have been used historically in ceramics and aims to infuse emotion into each piece.

 

Couple under bowe

Couple under bowe

Although the work illustrates a personal journey it appeals to a much wider audience who can identify with the sentiments.  Each element or symbol has a history or a meaning and her maker’s mark, in the shape of a key, can be found somewhere on each piece. 

 

Imagery and themes are reworked and revisited but no piece is repeated.  The last piece informs the next and evolves as a continuous visual diary.

 

In clover

In clover

A sense of ambiguity is important and Bev is left with satisfaction when someone is able to bring their own interpretation to the work.

The night you swept me off my feet

The night you swept me off my feet

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