Summer at the Bray

This past summer after graduating with my MFA from San Jose State University I was fortunate enough to be chosen as a summer resident at the Archie Bray Foundation for the Ceramic Arts. I can only describe the Bray as heaven on earth for ceramists. To be amongst such deep history and talented peers is a once in a life time experience. Also their staff and community are some of the friendliest people I have ever met! But enough of me gushing, onto the pictures!

 

The sunsets were stunning every night! this is the view from the summer studio porch

The sunsets were stunning every night! this is the view from the summer studio porch

#selfiespot

#selfiespot

My work in the Resident Artist Show at the Bray in the Warehouse Gallery

My work in the Resident Artist Show at the Bray in the Warehouse Gallery

All dressed up for the 50's themed Bray Bash with my fellow summer residents Shiyuan Xu and Iva Milovanovic

All dressed up for the 50's themed Bray Bash with my fellow summer residents Shiyuan Xu and Iva Milovanovic

#summeratthebray with the lovely Melanie Sherman, Yoonjee Kwak and Shiyuan Xu

#summeratthebray with the lovely Melanie Sherman, Yoonjee Kwak and Shiyuan Xu

Lineage: Mentorship and Lineage at the American Museum of Ceramic Arts

I had the honour of being invited to submit to AMOCA's current show as the "lineage" of my awesome instructor Monica Van Den Dool along with my peers Crystal Morey and Elizabeth Torrance. The opening was a blast and the show is teeming with Bay Area clay legends and their exciting new students. The show runs until June 19 and is not to miss! 


"Lineage: Mentorship & Learning highlights the impact and importance of the teacher/student relationship. This exhibition illustrates the thread connecting multiple generations of ceramic artists from Peter Voulkos to today’s students.

For decades there has been an impressive variety and strength in California’s colleges and universities ceramic programs. AMOCA invited 25 current educators from the state to participate in Lineage. In addition to inviting the educators to exhibit their own work in the show, we asked them to identify their most influential instructors or mentors and to nominate their most promising students or recent alumni. A panel then reviewed the nominations and selected the artists to include in the exhibition. The artwork in Lineage ranges from functional to sculptural with the artists exploring a wide range of forms, techniques and narratives."

Check out more about the show


Interview on Los Retratos

I've been interviewed by Studio Visit LA for one of their Bay area artist spotlights. The interview starts out:

"Details, details, details.  In the world of ceramic hand building, actually to be more specific, in the world of Carly Slade details are in her DNA.  Hours and hours and hours of time consumed by making quality not quantity.  And the end results are pieces that tell not just a tale of the secret engine within every community but the beauty in the presentation of that story."

To read the rest of my interview click here.

 Photo © Aimee Santos

 Photo © Aimee Santos

"FD&O Canada" gets its own photoshoot

My fellow San Jose State MFA student Aimee Santos was having some photo fun with a piece she bought from me. The "FD&O Canada" cart is inspired by the little orange FD&O carts that zip around the SJSU campus on their way to fix leaks, deliver mail and maintain our great but crumbling CSU infrastructure. Check it out here and while your there make sure you check out Aimee's awesome social practice work.

Medalta Artist in Residence experience

I spend the summer of 2012 living in Medicine Hat, Alberta, Canada at the Medalta Artist in Residence Program. It was an amazing experience and one I would highly recommend. While there I was able to complete body of work which I then applied and was was accepted to grad school with.  

While there I met the talented Aniek Meeldijk from Holland. To learn more about her experience at Medalta check out her blog post.