Morten Klitgaard’s abstract, sculptural forms appear weather beaten, organic and patinated due to the use of oxides upon the surface which cause a reaction to occur with metallic pigments to give a sense of depth and pattern to each and every piece.
Morten klitgaard was born in Lønstrup, Denmark in 1981.
Growing up in the harsh climate of Denmark's north coast had a huge impact on her senses.
The wild and rugged nature and the constant wind from the west taught him to appreciate very small details in the arid landscape.
His first approach to glassmaking took place with Leif Vange in the city where he grew up.
Later for three years he was a pupil of the Danish glass artist Tobias Møhl, known throughout the world for his use of Venetian techniques.
During that time he did a master class with Dante Marioni and saw the opportunity to learn more about the material so in demand for the Royal Danish Design School in Bornholm, where he finished his BA in 2012.
His pieces appear weathered, patinated by the rugged Danish coastal landscape in which the artist grew up. Oxides, metallic pigments and ash are applied during the final heating process, causing the glass surface to fizz and create intricate textures and patterns.
His work obscures our perception of the material while successfully honoring the traditions of glassblowing; pushes the boundaries of contemporary craftsmanship and design.Tactile, textured surfaces give an unconventional aesthetic and feel to his work, while at the same time honoring the traditions of glass blowing in a contempoary context.