I love working with my hands.
Everything I do has utilitarian origins. I did my first lino-cut 20+ years ago because I wanted hand-made holiday cards to give to family and friends. I started making distinctive jewelry because I wanted to give unique gifts that couldn’t be found in stores or catalogs. Whether carving layer cakes from wood, plasma cutting wind chimes and yard art from rusty metal, incorporating reclaimed objects into bird houses and other sculptural combines, collaging and painting art-rock posters, or metal smithing silver and brass, it all began as a challenge. From an early age, my answer to “what do you want to do when you grow up?” was always “I want to make things.” It’s been a fun journey. I can’t wait to see what comes next.
Dana Bradley is a California-based artist and graphic designer working primarily in linocut block prints, collage, and digital and corporate design. Custom event invitations are her specialty, whether individually hand printed or 4/color process. She also tinkers in jewelry design when time allows. Pretty much everything she does has an organic quality, something that was at times frustrating back in the day but which she has decided to embrace. It reveals a bit of heart in each piece, and she figures that’s not such a bad thing.
See more on the Dana Bradley Design Etsy site.