Creativity and the desire to work with her hands have always been fundamental to Pernille Bülow.
And even though she is today in charge of 25 staff at the Pernille Bülow Glas company – with all that that entails in terms of management and administrative tasks – she has never let go of her craftwork.
She participates at a practical and creative level on an equal footing with her staff in day-to-day glass production and is still fascinated by the contrast between the softness and warmth of the glass and at the same time its hard properties.
Pernille Bülow combines her roles as art-craft worker and businesswoman and considers both aspects an exciting, creative challenge.
“To me, being preoccupied with shaping things means my thoughts are on the go all the time. Whenever I see something pretty, my brain zeroes in on it and the ideas accelerate,” Pernille Bülow explains.
In addition to the broad spectrum of light and transparent coloured functional utility items, she also produces unique items. Her most recent big challenge was to create a prize for The Danish Multiple Sclerosis Society.
“It was a very exciting process – firstly researching the disease and the work of the society – and then translating my ideas into a symbolic representation in a piece of practical work. A process that has led to many other things and has also rubbed off on the way I work shaping utility items.”