Carly Slade 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 labour sites. Through a feminine and whimsical lens, her work celebrates the labour and systems that keep our modern world running.
Slade received her BFA in Ceramics at the Alberta College of Art and Design (2010), and her MFA in Spatial Arts from San Jose State University (2016).
Slade is currently the Ceramic Artist in Residence at the Lawrence Arts Center in Lawrence, Kansas, USA.
For a look into her studio and to see what she is working on now you can follow her on Instagram @CarlySlade . To see her production work please visit www.SladeGoods.com