About Charlie Slate


I've always been interested in fabric arts, and took as many classes as were offered in college, where I earned a BFA.

Right after college I exhibited batik (quilts, custom designed clothing, and wall pieces) in numerous shows from 1976 to the early 80's. I pretty much stopped producing art to sell after my children were born, though I never lost interest and have continued to collect pieces by local and regional artists.

During the long hiatus, I attended many classes, learning new techniques, or brushing up on old ones. I'm an artist member of Upstate Visual Arts, and of the Metropolitan Arts Council, and am now exhibiting my work again, this time primarily with shibori and vat dye/discharge techniques.

I teach children at my home studio, elementary through high school. I also teach summer classes for children and adults.

I work with my husband, who does black and white photography, in Slate Studios in Greenville, South Carolina.