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August 21, 2019

With everything I have made in my studio over the last two years, I have been riddled with uncertainty and feelings of a lack of time to actualise my wok. The process has been slow and slotted around the tiring work of being a therapist, however I am reaching a more settled and self understanding place. As life keeps changing around, I have been consistent, with my work ethic and dreams. I have carried it all on, now this energy has manifested as ceramic sculptures that are emotional and...

June 2, 2019

I have always found the social division between 'man made' and 'natural' quite simplistic and I often think about how this shapes human perception. I go to the beach most days with my work and also find myself in fields due to the rural location, I then drive home to the centre of the city, which is multicultural and urban, there is a clear difference between these two landscapes; however I still struggle to understand why we linguistically distinguish and separate 'man made' from 'nature...

February 15, 2019

Clay is something that I have never used in my practice before and I have found it exciting, fun and diverse. I love sculpting so this has allowed me to bring this back into my work in a new way. 

I am still often left wondering what I am doing, jumping into making without a plan and playfully seeing where this process takes me. There is a purity to this however it can sometimes feel overwhelming and limitless, without boundaries without rhyme or reason. 

My current aim is to keep maki...

December 10, 2018

 It can be hard to know what to do creatively and Ive found that planning anything does not work for me. Over the years I have been slightly critical of those who have a practice which is a series of different versions of the same things. Now that I am making more consistently and have a great studio I am finding that themes, motifs and processes are repeating and a coherent practice is emerging. The sketch book work and photography that I have been collecting over the years is now servin...

August 19, 2018

I have decided to take time out to spend more time on my practice and involving myself in the Spike Island community. Having had a studio here for less then a year, I am still feeling like I am not very established and making the most the opportunity of being in such an amazing studio space. Therefore I have taken up the opportunity to give an artist talk to the public. Currently I am spending more time on my practice and not getting distracted by prospective exhibitions. This is a great...

July 17, 2018

I am making more time to create artwork. I have a beautiful studio with beautiful people in and around it. My career as a therapist is taking off which is giving me a platform to work on my myself which inevitably affects my art practice in a positive way. This week, I have taken some time off work to think about my direction and aesthetic. Its not been an easy week, as I have set myself up with a challenge of developing some foundations for art practice to support it better moving forwar...

April 21, 2018

Group exhibitions are exciting and come with networking and the feeling of being a part of something. In this exhibition, I worked with art psychotherapist to compile an exhibition of works that we have created since qualifying last year. Next year we intend on fully realising Interplay as a concept and moving forward in to a more cohesive and interactive exhibition by using a theme or making a group piece. It was brilliant to have shown artwork together and see where everyone was at in t...

January 15, 2018

This is my first overseas exhibition and worth celebration. However, applying for things is great- I need to also have time in the studio to produce great work. After this one, its all going to be about making artwork only for a while. 

December 10, 2017

The end of this year has become about sewing seeds and watching them grow. I have continued to meet with my art psychotherapy colleagues. My career is moving (slowly) in the right direction. Working as a therapist means that I am keeping myself well within the parameters of my profession and keeping those skills fresh. It is a great role, albeit not one I can keep forever. I am currently a volunteer in a children's charity for a day a week.  

Recently I earned myself a place in an exhibiti...

July 27, 2017

By the end of the  month I will have a professional registration with the HCPC. This requires of me that I continue professional development (CPD). 

What used to be a pursuit of joy in my personal life is now becoming something that can be validated within an art therapy arena as career development. This space is going to be the archive for this work, documenting exhibitions organised or visited as well as any courses and talks that I have attended. 

Last week I attended...

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