b. 1974, Danish Ceramist
Signe Schjøth graduated from the Glass and Ceramic School on Bornholm in 2002, and in June 2009 she completed her studies at the Royal College of Art. She works mainly in earthenware and wishes to focus on objects that we use on a daily basis, often without really noticing them. Generally, Signe Schjøth’s works aim to spark feelings of familiarity and alienation at the same time. She finds inspiration in her daily life in the city and in everyday objects in the home. Signe Schjøth’s main focus is on tactile qualities and she aims to make products that are inviting to touch. In 2004, Signe Schjøth won a bronze medal in Kunsthåndværkerprisen af 1879, and in 2009 she was awarded a travel grant from Annie & Otto Johs. Detlefs’ Foundation. In 2005 she held a solo exhibition at Galleri Puls in Brussels, and in 2007 at Galleri Pagter in Kolding. In 2008 she took part in the exhibition REFLECTION at Sir John Soane’s Museum in London.
Drawer Knob I & II
Drawer Knob I and II are made in cast earthenware, glazed, with a metal fitting. The product is based on objects from everyday life that have become invisible through daily use. By reintroducing these objects, Signe Schjøth hopes to challenge our perception of the things we take for granted, and asks, “What is the on the other side?” The familiar objects have been transformed to amazing copies that seem both familiar and alien.