Bente Skjöttgaard



Cumulus, 2017
Cumulus, 2017
glazed ceramic
96 x 129 x 90 cm
37.8 x 50.8 x 35.4 in

Cumulus, 2017
Cumulus, 2017
glazed ceramic
92 x 107 x 96 cm
36.2 x 42.1 x 37.8 in

Cumulonimbus, 2017
Cumulonimbus, 2017
glazed ceramic
93 x 80 x 80 cm
36.6 x 31.5 x 31.5 in

Cumulonimbus, 2017
Cumulonimbus, 2017
glazed ceramic
85 x 60 x 60 cm
33.5 x 23.6 x 23.6 in

Cumulonimbus, 2017
Cumulonimbus, 2017
glazed ceramic
65 x 55 x 55 cm
25.6 x 21.7 x 21.7 in

Metamorphosis, 2017
Metamorphosis, 2017
glazed ceramic
47 x 27 x 27 cm
18.5 x 10.6 x 10.6 in

Cloud, 2017
Cloud, 2017
glazed ceramic
48 x 27 x 27 cm
18.9 x 10.6 x 10.6 in

Cloud, 2017
Cloud, 2017
glazed ceramic
47 x 26 x 26 cm
18.5 x 10.2 x 10.2 in

Metamorphosis, 2017
Metamorphosis, 2017
glazed ceramic
39 x 21 x 21 cm
15.4 x 8.3 x 8.3 in

Metamorphosis, 2017
Metamorphosis, 2017
glazed ceramic
40 x 20 x 20 cm
15.8 x 7.9 x 7.9 in

Metamorphosis, 2017
Metamorphosis, 2017
glazed ceramic
39 x 20 x 20 cm
15.4 x 7.9 x 7.9 in

Metamorphosis, 2017
Metamorphosis, 2017
glazed ceramic
30 x 16 x 16 cm
11.8 x 6.3 x 6.3 in

Metamorphosis, 2017
Metamorphosis, 2017
glazed ceramic
29 x 16 x 16 cm
11.4 x 6.3 x 6.3 in

Metamorphosis, 2017
Metamorphosis, 2017
glazed ceramic
29 x 15 x 15 cm
11.4 x 5.9 x 5.9 in

Metamorphosis, 2017
Metamorphosis, 2017
glazed ceramic
28 x 16 x 16 cm
11 x 6.3 x 6.3 in

Metamorphosis, 2017
Metamorphosis, 2017
glazed ceramic
29 x 15 x 15 cm
11.4 x 5.9 x 5.9 in




Danish, born in 1961 in Frederiksberg
Lives and works in Frederiksberg, Denmark


For 30 years, Bente Skjøttgaard’s work has pushed the limits of ceramic and glazes to new heights. She approaches ceramics as an explorer, producing artworks that are developed via trial and error, revealing only the richness of the clay and enamel of which they are made.
Deeply engaged with her medium, Skjøttgaard challenges herself and the material in equal measure in each  new working process.Inspired by principles of nature, her abstract and organic sculptures are structures onto which she expresses her fascination for glazes.

By working over many layers of glazes Skjøttgaard is able to obtain a soft, fluffy texture like a thick and unctuous sugar coating. Her sculptural pieces resemble cloud formations, translating the versatility and lightness of clouds into heavy stoneware and hard glazes.Her work is both abstract and intuitive, giving view onto an idiosyncratic and figurative universe which oscillates between the kitsch and naive to the fantastical and dramatic.