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Meet the Maker: Catherine Bradford

Posted 14.12.2023
Meet the Maker

Simply Mourne is the studio of County Down artist, Catherine Bradford. Her inspiration comes from her passion for nature, specifically the awe-inspiring landscape of her home near Northern Ireland’s majestic Mourne Mountains. Her unique pieces express beautifully observed moments of narrative through the slightest of touches. Allowing delicate dabs of paint and natural materials to reflect the joy found in the great outdoors, Catherine creates elegantly crafted artworks that are enjoyed every day, and treasured for a lifetime.

What’s a typical day in the studio like for you?

As an owner of a small business I have lots of tasks. in the morning I run off all orders and check emails for any amendments. I get the studio prepared for the team and once they arrive I go through the orders needing dispatched that day. I try to get a percentage of my day in the office working on the business and doing admin tasks & marketing.

Not to stress too much and to enjoy the journey.

Catherine Bradford
What do you like most about your work?

I love working on the business and coming up with new creative ideas.

What’s your favourite craft item in your home?

My favourite item has to be a piece of pyography that a friend designed of the place I got married.

How do you switch off?

Go for a walk or a run.

What advice would you give someone who is considering this craft career?

Not to stress too much and to enjoy the journey.

How do you start your day?

With a fruit smoothie.
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