Bente Skjøttgaard

Born in 1961. Lives and works in Frederiksberg/Copenhagen.

The basic elements in her work are the materials: clay and glaze. She enjoys engaging in expressive ceramic experiments that test the boundaries of material and form. She often takes her point of departure in nature’s principles and regularities of form. This results in strange inscrutable sculptural growths and large wild and amorphous nature abstractions that may be both lush and melancholic with an expression of beauty in both growth and decay.

Selected museums and collections:  Musée des Art Décorastifs Paris; V&A Museum, Gallery Contemporary Ceramics, room 141, London; Fond National d’Art Contemporain, France; Musée National de Céramique de Sévres, France; Designmuseum Denmark; Trapholt Art Museum Kolding, DK; Holstebro Art Museum, DK; Erik Veistrup Collection at CLAY Museum of Ceramic Art, Denmark; Annie and Otto Johs. Detlefs’ Foundation, DK; The Danish Arts Foundation.

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