“I work process-oriented with the examination of form, which in its presence appears in organic shapes and in rhythmic lines in motion. The starting point was the idea of a flower as a radiant energy and elegance both remarkable and luxuriant, a testament to the existence of everyday miracles. The creation of an aesthetic, sensuous, material object has always been the essence of my work, but the objects have since 2002 become more abstract. At the moment I am asking myself: Is it possible by combining or colliding senses to reach a more complex form? That is my ambition.
All my works are hand-built. To achieve a sense of elegance and fragility the shapes are made thin in comparison to their size. Furthermore I have put a lot of effort into achieving a harmonic surface and a defined access of lines to intensify the character of each object.
The surfaces maintain a texture which reflects the depth and sensuous presence of forms found in nature. Together these accentuate the overall tactile quality of the works.“ Signe Schjøth
Born in Copenhagen in 1974, Signe Schjøth was trained at the Ceramic School of Bornholm (1999 – 2002) and since then she has been selected for several international exhibitions.
Signe Schjøth’s C.V. (resume) – View her works
– Galleri Pagter, Kolding, Denmark, 2007
– Gallery Puls, Brussels, Belgium, 2005
SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
– PÅ TVÆRS, Ny Tap, Carlsbergbyen, Copenhagen, DK, 2010
– CLAYSPACE COPENHAGEN, Site-specific project, Copenhagen, DK, 2010
– IN_BOX, Designer Zoo, Copenhagen, DK, 2010
– CERAMICS – THE NEW GENERATION, Atelier d’Art de France, Paris, France, 2010
– CHEKING_IN, Jantzens Hotel, Bornholm, DK, 2010
– HALL OF FAME, Designskolen Bornholm, DK, 2010
– ClaySpaceCopenhagen, Site-specific project, Copenhagen, DK, 2010
– BLACK & GOLD, Platform Gallery, Lancashire, UK, 2010
– Degree Show 2009, Royal College of Art, London, UK, 2009
– Kunstindustrimuseet, Danish Museum of Art & Design, Copenhagen, Denmark, 2009
– REFLECTION, Sir John Soanes Museum, London, Great Britain, 2008
– SCULPTURAL CERAMICS, Sct. Joseph Galerie, Leeuwarden, The Netherlands, 2008
– Flow Galleri, Hellerup, Denmark, 2008
– THE FLOWER, Galleri Handwerk, München, Germany, 2007
– BIENNALEN 2007, Trapholt, Denmark (invited), 2007
– PRESENT 2007, Bomuldsfabriken, Arendal, Norweig, 2007
– GALLERI P, Copenhagen, Denmark, 2006
– FØR/NU, Svanekegården, Bornholm, Denmark, 2006
– SUMMER EXHIBITION, Gallery Nørby, Copenhagen, Denmark, 2006
– CERAMICS UNDERGROUND – OVER GROUND, Blås och Knoda, Stockholm, 2006
– DEENSE KLEI – DANSK LER, De Tiendshuur, Tegelen, The Netherlands, 2005
– CONVERSATION PIECES, Gallery Nørby, Copenhagen, Denmark, 2005
– THE 2004 GMUNDEN CERAMICS SYMPOSIUM, Kunst Werkstatt,
– Gmunden, Austria 2004. Deutsches IndustrieMuseum für
– Porzellean und technische Keramik, Germany og Museo
– Internationale delle Ceramiche, Italy, 2005
– CERAMICS UNDERGROUND, Bunker DG 177, Copenhagen, Denmark, 2004
– BIENNALEN 2004, Trapholt and Nordjyllands Kunstmuseum, Denmark, 2004
– SUMMER EXHIBITION, Gallery Nørby, Copenhagen, Denmark, 2004.
– CRAFTS PRIZE OF 1879, Bronze Medal, Museum of decorative arts, Copenhagen, Denmark, 2004.
– WESTERWALDPRIZE 2004, Keramikmuseum Westerwald, Germany, 2004
– FIRST TAIWAN CERAMICS BIENNALE 2004, Taipei County
– Yingko Ceramics Museum, Taipei, Taiwan, 2004
– FLAIR DES KUNSTHANDWERKS, Munich, Germany, 2003
– SUMMER EXHIBITION, Officinet, Copenhagen, Denmark, 2003
– TALENTE 2003, International Trade Fair, Munich, Germany, 2003
– NETWORK EUROPE 2002, Grimmerhus, Middelfart, Denmark, 2003
– FINAL EXHIBITION 2002, Bornholms Kunstmuseum, Carls Bastion (Copenhagen), Denmark, 2002
– Krystallmagasinet (Stockholm), Sweden, 2002
– AUTUMN EXHIBITION, Galleri Kaffeslottet, Gudhjem, Denmark, 2001
– Royal College of Art, MA, London, 2007-2009
– School of Glass and Ceramics, Bornholm, Denmark, 1999-2002
– Kennet Williamson, Work-study, Sweden, 2001
– Artist in Residence, Shigaraki, Japan, 2007
– Før/Nu Ceramics Symposium, The Furniture Factory, Nexø, Denmark, 2006
– The 2004 Gmunden Ceramics Symposium, Austria, 2004
– Network Europe 2002, The International Ceramics Centre, Denmark, 2002
– Asuurkeramika, Tallinn, Estonia, 2001
– The Danish National Arts Foundation, Denmark
– Yingge Ceramics Museum, Taiwan
– The Danish Museum of Ceramics, Guldagergård, Denmark
PRIZES AND AWARDS
– The Anni and Otto Johs. Detlefs’ award for young experimental ceramic artists, Travelgrant, 2009
– Crafts Prize of 1879, Bronze Medal, 2004
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