December 2023 NewsletterDecember 15, 2023
“Nerikomi Intensive” with Eiko MaedaJanuary 10, 2024
Instructor: Carly Slade
Dates: Monday, July 15 – Friday, July 19, 2024 (5 Days)
Registration Cost: $600 + GST
Registration Deadline: Monday, June 17, 2024
Lodging: $325 + GST (check in Sunday, July 14 AFTER 3:00PM – check out Saturday, July 20th at 10:00 AM)
In this 5-day workshop, Carly Slade will lead students through the process of making a miniature scale model of a building of their choice. The workshop will include a wide range of working methods including extensive information on Carly’s slab-building techniques, how to apply texture, stamping with found objects, surface application of underglaze, and techniques for scaling images for 3D application. This five-day intensive workshop is for intermediate to advanced levels. Participants will be asked to bring images of a building they wish to build during the workshop.
Carly Slade Bio + Artist Statement
Carly Slade grew up in "Big Sky" Alberta, Canada. 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. She received her MFA from San Jose State University and her BFA from the Alberta University of the Arts. Slade is currently an Assistant Professor and Area Head at California State Polytechnic University, Humboldt, in Arcata, CA, USA.
I have observed that there is impermanence in our lives spent in the buildings we inhabit and work in, and I am frightened by the precarious nature of the working class. I think a lot about people, and a lot about the spaces they inhabit. People in each other’s space, spaces after people have left, about who makes the space, people who lost their space; about what they left behind there, or maybe took with them. I am interested in space as both an archive and a façade.
Buildings and the spaces they occupy are vessels, they hold within them residue of the lives that have passed through them, while their outsides are reflections of their time and place. Each brick was placed by someone’s hands, the foundation poured by a crew, porch lights glow from the effort of an electrician. Once a structure is built it becomes like a book with blank pages, ready to be marked and altered to hold its history.
Post Secondary Student Discount: 25% off workshop fee ONLY (2 students max with proof of current student ID)
How to Receive Student Discount:
- Purchase the workshop online and then email email@example.com with a photo of your current student ID and we can issue a refund for the difference.
- Students can email their current ID to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will send you a promo code to get the discount.