Carter Smith

The Road to Shibori

In his lecture, The Road to Shibori, Carter Smith will describe how he started tie dyeing in the fall of 1965 when his mother was teaching tie and dye workshops at the newly opened University of California at Santa Cruz. He became fascinated by these processes and has evolved his own personal and unmistakable style. In 1988 his son Noah started working with him. He prepares the fabric in California and ships it to his father for the complex dye process. Noah Smith is a shibori artist in his own right and is invaluable to the work. Noah has also started a winery, Chance Cellars, in Central California. His first vintage will be ready in the Summer of 2010.

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