White cloud lamp no 1748
Manufactured by Bente Skottgaard
Produced in exclusive for SIDE GALLERY
Frederiksberg, Denmark, 2019
Stoneware and glaze Light bulb with wire
28 cm diameter x 25 cm height
11,02 in diameter x 9,84 in height
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 rings 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 in nite curiosity for new unexpected results. Bente Skjøttgaard keeps adding new highly personal chapters to the in nite story that culture and nature share, whilst continuing her exploration of ceramic possibilities.