Bente Skjøttgaard (1961 – )
Bente Skjøttgaard makes rough sketches, but they evolve during construction, partly because they rely on balance and what is actually possible to realize in clay. She is always trying to keep the freshness of the sketch and avoid the objects becoming too rigid as finished results.
Her forms are surprisingly weightlessness, and glazing (or at least the color on the surface) is light, thus, transparent, or, as she terms it, “frayed.”
Over the years, Bente Skjøttgaard has shown her works at numerous exhibitions in Denmark and abroad.
Her works are represented in many museums and private collections; Victoria & Albert Museum, London; Fond National d’Art Contemporain, France; Musée National de Céramique de Sèvres, France; The Danish Arts Foundation; Holstebro Art Museum, Denmark; Erik Veistrup Collection at Museum of International Ceramic Art, Denmark; Annie and Otto Johs. Detlefs’ Foundation, Denmark. In 2005 she was among the first recipients of the Annie and Otto Johs. Detlefs Ceramic Award.