About Joshua Luke Bradley
A native Texan, Joshua, exercises a unique style of wood turning in creating his fine bowls, vases, and urns. Most designs start with a sketch or idea, and a pattern emerges that is worked out on paper. Then using either domestic or imported hardwoods in a process called "segmented turning," each creation begins by gluing many pieces of wood together to make a block, which is then turned on a lathe. It often takes several weeks to complete each piece. There are no paints, stains or color additives added to the wood, and the finished colors are that of the natural wood. Most pieces are inspired by his love of the southwest and the different peoples that have come before him.
Just in recently he has began exhibiting his Acrylic and now his Oil paintings. His favorite subjects are native wildlife and farm animals. Since 2019 he has added Silversmithing/Lapidary work to his Artistic resume. It is his goal to always learn and strive to do better, while enjoying artistic endeavors.
He is currently represented by Davis & Blevins The Main Street Gallery in St. Jo, Texas.
Awards include 2 first place Cowboy True Woodworking trophy buckles, many Cowboy True ribbons, WFAA Artist to Watch Best of Show, Red River Juried National Art Show Bank of The West award winner twice, and others.