Sue Bradley has worked in many forms of glass art, but since 2001 prefers kiln formed glass. A native Oregonian with a healthy sense of humor and love of nature and especially cats lead her to her business name, SuePurr Designs. Each cat art piece has itís own character and story to tell. Explorations into new designs and techniques have lead to commissions for tile backsplashes, personalized animal theme nightlights, garden art, and more.
Sue is on the teaching staff at the Eugene Glass School. She is a past president of the Eugene Chapter of the Oregon Glass Guild. Currently she is teaching high school students from the Network Charter School at the Eugene Glass School three days a week. She also volunteers for the fusing fun Wednesday night workshops and is head of the fusing department. All this keeps her away from her country studio, but makes each moment there much treasured. A deep appreciation of life comes partly from being a cancer survivor. Rather than look at that phase of her life as an ordeal, it actually gave her the opportunity to reevaluate her priorities and passions. Her family and working in glass became an indispensible focus.
Sue is enthusiastic about cutting edge fusing techniques she learned in classes at the Eugene Glass School and at Hot Glass Horizons. Her art has sold via the Internet, at Gallery 33, Oregon Glass Gallery, Best of the Northwest, Made in Oregon, Lincoln City Glass Galore, Art and the Vineyard, Albany Art and Air Fair, Authors and Artists Benefit for the Eugene Public Library, Diversity in Glass, and the Eugene Glass School auctions. Sue enjoys participating in shows where she can meet the public and share the stories behind each art piece. She also willingly shares ideas with beginning fusers and considers the world her classroom.