Bethany Wood, founder and director of Blowfish Glass, an artist-led, hybrid gallery and hot shop. A design graduate from De Montfort, specialising in glass making. Bethany has focussed the previous six years on developing skills by working for renowned glass makers across the country. Bethany launched her own collection of work 2 years ago and exhibits with high-end galleries and interior designers internationally as well as being an artist representative for many other prominent artists.
‘If I was not an artist, I would have been a performer. I chose glass, which I do believe is a performance of art; both disciplines create the same energy. There is rhythm and adrenaline in glass making, within a routine that is planned very carefully.’
As a multidisciplinary artist, I have begun to merge my two artistic passions, painting and Glassmaking. I like to express myself with the fluidity of the material. The directional arrangement of a colour palette can form the depth of an abstract Landscape. I use my own paintings as a reference whilst making them in the hot shop. A specific place has inspired each artwork from my series.