Lone Skov Madsen was born in Copenhagen, Denmark in 1964. She trained as a ceramist at the world-renowned Danish Design School . She has been a practicing ceramic designer and artist since the 1980s with numerous group and solo exhibitions around the world. She is a co-founder,with Turi Heisselberg Pedersen, of the Exhibition Space for New Ceramics, also in Copenhagen. Her work holds pride of place in numerous museums with important ceramic collections.
The forms in Lone Skov Madsen´s ceramic world are frequently issued in a much extended series. Hers is work that is invariably marked by its thorough investigation of surfaces, materials and ornamentation. Her work is likewise renowned for its deep exploration into form systems. She is particularly interested in repetition and the subtle variation to be found in sequences of patterns.
There is a clear connection between the consistency that she establishes in her investigations of surfaces, material and ornamentation and her efforts that carry the exploration of form systems to their outermost limits. It is the repetitions and the variations in the sequences that absorb her primary efforts. The evolution of her body of work has been both continuous and striking in the richness of her sometimes phantasmagorical and even alien shapes. Her objects have moved from the simple curved platters and serene but almost traditional statue-like vase vessels to their current somewhat oblique forms. Several critics have noted a DNA in her early work that has led irrevocably to an evolution into the simple—if somewhat alien—life forms some see in her current work. Her pieces for this anniversary exhibition stretch the frontiers of her art and defy an easy categorization. She works in stoneware, with techniques involving coiling, cutting, applying raised surfaces and glazing with a matte finish.
Lone Skov Madsen’s ceramic practice continues to astound and beguile with a strong following of collectors and museum curators, especially throughout Europe and North America.