Galerie Maria Lund

Weather Set no 1343
stoneware, glaze and epoxy
H 49 x 50 x 46 cm - 2013

« With my background as a ceramist I nearly always have my point of departure in an idea to do with material or form. This can, for example, be a new form of expression achieved by special compositions or through cuts, or glazing experiments that result in strange surfaces and textures. I often take inspiration from nature's formal principles and phenomena. Work takes place systematically and always on the premises of the ceramic material, but the investigations often develop into something that is reminiscent of large, amorphous nature-abstractions, with plenty of glaze. The fantastic thing about clay is that what is nature's own material can constantly be transformed into something new and relevant. » Bente Skjøttgaard, catalogue of the exhibition « TERRES, Copenhagen Ceramics invites » Galerie Maria Lund, Paris, 2013.
In the works of Bente Skjøttgaard, the colours bring joy to the retina, the glazing invites the touch, even the savouring... dense and mat, silky, occasionally foamy, they reference to the organic, the botanical, the aquatic and to the cloud.