Contemplate the Wild

Paper Artist Zoe Bradley creates a festive workshop at Hide Wales.

“The workshops are more than teaching a craft, it is about sharing my experiences and inspiring others to take a different creative approach.”

“It’s as much about the process of creating as it is the success of what you create.”

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The paper workshop was about letting your mind free, and taking time to be immersed in your own creative approach whilst guided by the techniques of hand-sculpting paper by artist Zoe Bradley.

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The venue for this workshop was very important to me, it needed to be surrounded by nature and be both restful and contemplative. Hide, had all these qualities, allowing our guests to switch off, relax and get immersed in creativity.

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The Hide Pavilion is surrounded by nature, woodlands and views over the dramatic Jurassic Heritage Coastline, a perfect reflection of my work as most of my sculptures are inspired by natural forms.

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The workshops were intimate and inclusive, we ran a morning and afternoon session with our guest’s who we’re introduced to folding and scoring, using the signature Bradley techniques, transforming the papers by adding texture and creating form, from our folding techniques.

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Zoe teaching the process of styling and getting a natural clustered shape to the snowflake wreath.

We created a Zoe Bradley paper folding tool kit for each of our creators to use during the workshop to enable them to replicate the Zoe Bradley technique.

As an artist studio we are keen to teach the art of paper craft to anyone with a desire and passion to want to learn a new skill and come away with something unique and tangible in their hands. We want to inspire others to experiment with paper, its potential as a material is endless and we want you to share with us your journey in paper sculpting.

Be sure to Hashtag #zoebradley #zoebradleyworkshop when you have finished your paper creations.

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All Photography by Anna Jones @cobsinmyhair

 If you would like further details of our future workshops please email your details to workshop@zoebradley as we are in the process of setting up a mailing list.

Reviews from the day:

I felt a wonderful sense of achievement to have produced something so beautiful in such a short length of time. The relaxed atmosphere and beautiful surroundings added greatly to the experience.
(Patricia Curran)

 Zoe makes you feel so welcome and brings out the best in everyone with her friendly tuition and encouragement, I really felt I had got away from day to day and was refreshed and inspired.
(Sam Morgan)

Zoe Bradley Christmas Paper Wreath Workshop

ZOE BRADLEY CHRISTMAS PAPER WREATH WORKSHOP 2019

Be inspired this festive season with an Immersive paper workshop, expertly guided by artist Zoe Bradley, in the wild surroundings of the Hide Pavilion.

You will be supplied with a kit to use of paper folding tools and pre-cut paper snowflake. This beautiful paper is waterproof so can be hung in or outside. Bradley will guide you through hand folding and scoring techniques to create your very own festive snowflake wreath.

We will provide you with ribbon and cellophane wrap to take home your magical Christmas snowflake wreath (as seen in Homes and Garden Magazine retail price £180.)

During the day, Bradley will share her non-conventional story of how she started in paper and share a number of her previous collaborations, starting with her initial beginnings with Alexander McQueen.

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Price:
£115.00 Per Person – Please BOOK HERE
Price includes the 3 Hour Workshop and light refreshments.

There is a limited number of 14 places per workshop so book in early!

Date:
Saturday 16th November 2019
Morning: 10.30am – 1.30pm
Afternoon: 2.30pm – 5.30pm

Upon booking Paula @ Hide (www.hide.wales) will be in touch to confirm any of your extra requirements.
*Transfers to Hide Wales can be organised from Bridgend Train Station at an additional cost.

Workshop cancellation policy: All places reserved on workshops are non-refundable once booked.

NEW Handcrafted Outdoor Waterproof Paper Wreaths

 NEW HANDCRAFTED OUTDOOR WATERPROOF PAPER WREATH
To celebrate the launch of our new range of Hand Made Christmas Wreaths, we are offering an introductory 10% discount on all five designs.
To pre order your hand made Christmas Wreath now for this limited offer, select the design that you want from the shop www.zoebradleyshop.com
Enter wreath10 in the discount code on check out of the shop. This offer starts today Friday 11th November and ends next Saturday 19th November.
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These beautiful wreaths are all hand made and cut and crafted in our UK studio. They have been designed and created by celebrated Paper Artist Zoe Bradley. These really are more than just your average Christmas wreath and look just as good hanging inside your home as outside on your door.
The wreaths have been made in a specialised plastic coated paper, so are totally showerproof and won’t wilt and go soggy on bad weather days!
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The gold paper has all the same qualities as the rich luxurious iridescent papers we use for our boxed roses and lots our big special project installation work. Yet it also has the same plastic coated treatment as the white paper, making it waterproof and weather resistant for use outside.
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We’re pretty certain decorating your door with a hand crafted paper wreath this season will certainly get the neighbours the talking.
We look forward to receiving your order and we wish you happy shopping from all of us at Zoe Bradley Design.

Paper Artist Zoe Bradley Collaborates With Sotheby’s to Create Unique Installation

ZOE BRADLEY COLLABORATES WITH SOTHEBY’S TO CREATE A UNIQUE INSTALLATION

Tomorrow will see the unveiling of five incredible works of art created by reknowned paper artist Zoe Bradley. The unique pieces were created by Bradley and her small team of highly skilled crafts people from her UK studio. Each piece takes its inspiration from rare and beautiful works of art that have been curated ready for auction by the famous auction house Sothebys. Entitled Of Royal & Noble Descent, the works on view once belonged to royal and aristocratic European families.

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They have literally been bought to life through Zoe Bradley’s paper sculptures, which include a pair of gold shoes encrusted with Swarovski crystals, a large white Ruff with intricate cut out detail to emulate lace work, an oversize gold crown also beautifully adorned with precious Swarovski stones and pearls, a large 17th Century inspired wig, complete with feathers, birds, roses, bows and small flower chains held in place by soft pastel pearls. Each bow has a faceted cut crystal attached, also from Swarovski.

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The largest piece is a 6 metre long red dress. A masterpiece in paper manipulation, it contains thousands of ruffles and hundreds of roses and bows. All produced in a deep rich iridescent red paper to give the illusion of centuries old silk. Again the bodice is adorned with red Magma crystals from Swarovski that sparkle wonderfully under the gallery lights.

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The exhibition opens to the public tomorrow Thursday 14th January until next Monday 18th with a special Late Night View this Friday 15th January with a special Fashion Talk by Old Master Specialist and Harpers Bazaar Contributing Editor @bazaaruk  Jonquil O’Reilly.

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http://www.sothebys.com/en/news-video/blogs/all-blogs/sotheby-s-at-large/2016/01/zoe-bradley-paper-art-installation.html

Zoe Bradley Showcases Paper Sculpture At The Launch Of London Craft Week

ZOE BRADLEY SHOWCASES PAPER SCULPTURE AT THE LAUNCH OF LONDON CRAFT WEEK AT THE V&A

Wednesday, May 6th saw the opening night of London Craft Week #LCW15 at the V&A Museum London. We were privileged to showcase two pieces of our work on the night, which was officially opened by artist Grayson Perry. A huge vase of gold & white paper sculpted flowers adorned the circular bar in the foyer of the V&A. Crafted by hand over a number of weeks in our studio, the floral display attracted favourable attention & popped up on numerous instagram & twitter feeds throughout the night!

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Our second paper sculpture was a colourful display of intricately cut exotic flowers, which was originally commissioned by a client in Shanghai. Invited guests from the world’s of art, design, food & culture sipped Nyetimber sparkling wine and ate the most incredible canapés that were works of art themselves. We loved chatting to TV presenter Kirstie Allsop on her collection of paper maquettes and other guests that included Tom Dixon, Jo Malone, Mark Hix, Kit Kemp (Firmdale Hotels) and Peter Williams (founder Jack Wills).

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