Morten Klitgaard was born in Lønstrup, Denmark in 1981. Growing up in the harsh climate of coastal Northern Denmark has had a huge impact on his senses. Surrounded by rugged wild nature and a consistent westerly wind taught him to appreciate very small details in the barren landscape. He started working for a glass artist named Leif Vange in Lønstrup before being trained for three years by Danish glass artist Tobias Møhl, who is known internationally for his use of Venetian techniques. During this period he took a master class with Dante Marioni, and realized the endless possibilities within glass, leading him to apply for The Royal Danish Design School where he completed his degree in 2012. Klitgaard’s abstract, sculptural forms appear weatherbeaten, organic and patinated due to the use of oxides upon the surface, which causes a reaction to occur. Metallic pigments give each piece a sense of depth and pattern. The tactile, textured surfaces convey an unconventional aesthetic, while honoring the traditions of glass blowing in a contemporary context.