Carly Slade grew up in "Big sky Alberta", Canada. She received her MFA from San Jose State University and her BFA from the Alberta College of Art and Design. Her work is influenced by her blue-collar roots and plagued by a concern for the precarious nature of the working class. Using a mix of materials (most often including clay, embroidery, and building supplies), Slade creates dioramas of real places in an unreal perspective. Slade is currently an instructor at Arizona State University in Tempe, AZ.
For a look into her studio and to see what she is working on now you can follow her on Instagram @CarlySlade . To peek inside her classroom check out @carlysclass, and to see her production work please visit www.SladeGoods.com