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Carly Slade
2016/17 Ceramics Artist in Residence

Carly Slade is a Canadian artist who grew up in “Big sky Alberta” and spent her working life in the trades. From carpentry to concrete, she is most at home in a shop. Her work is heavily influence by her childhood in a blue collar home where work ethic and craftsmanship were highly valued. Using a mixture of materials from ceramic, to embroidery, to industrial building supplies, Slade creates dioramas of labor sites. Through a feminine and whimsical lens, Slade’s work celebrates the labor and systems that keep our modern world running with just a touch of pessimism. Slade received her BFA in Ceramics from the Alberta College of Art + Design, and her MFA in Spatial Arts from San Jose State University. She has also been awarded a summer residency at the Archie Bray Foundation.

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