Ceramic vase model “White Species n1559”
Manufactured by Gente Sjottgaard
Stoneware and glaze
44 cm x 39 cm x 36h cm
17,32 in x 15,35 in x 14,17 in
Bente Skjøttgaard (b.1961) makes highly textured ceramic sculptures with an aura of equal parts toughness and her sense for an underlying poetic delicacy. She is constantly testing the performing abilities of the raw materials, the works relying on both her fresh, sketchy approach to modelling in the wet clay and the unpredictability of her firings with glazes at high temperatures. Out of her immediate control, the materials are left in the kiln to perform on the basis of her previous experiences and her infinite curiosity for new unexpected results. Bente Skjøttgaard keeps adding new highly personal chapters to the infinite story that culture and nature share, whilst continuing her exploration of ceramic possibilities.