Susan Bradish was born and raised in a military family and was exposed to lots of travel and to many different cultures from early childhood. Susan’s professional training and career experiences are deeply rooted in the biological sciences. In 2006, she left her former career in veterinary medicine to explore her creative calling. She holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Eastern Kentucky University, focusing on metals, jewelry and printmaking. Susan has a particular interest in book arts and teaches workshops making various types of books. She lives with her husband, Jim, in the heart of the Bluegrass, Central Kentucky, which they lovingly refer to as “The Shire.”
Susan is a member of the Lexington (Kentucky) Fiber Guild. She is also a member of the American Craft Council. Her work has appeared in the Giles Gallery and the Noel Studio for Academic Creativity at EKU, and at the Polvino Family Art Center in Nicholasville, Ky, and the Berea Arts Council Gallery. In Lexington, Ky, her work has appeared in the Loudon House, John G. Irvin Gallery at Central Bank and Christ Church Cathedral. Susan owns Skirted Turtle Arts, a studio in Lexington, Kentucky, where she works and teaches.
Susan’s handmade books are for sale at the Kentucky Artisan Center in Berea.