James Barber of Brooklyn, NY will have just arrived for a two-week residency at Kleur, our very first! To welcome him, Single Brothers will host a Meet and Greet party on their back patio, where James will perform a live demo of casting from silicone molds and sculpting in clay. Burgers will also be available on site, and hanging out afterwards strongly encouraged to help James and the good folk of WSNC get to know each other. Welcome!
James is maker and founder of YES PLS, a Brooklyn-based line of plaster-cast home goods and sculptures that range from planters and ashtrays, to soap dishes, trays, candles, and - most importantly - hands giving the middle finger. During his residency, James will lead an additional hands-on fully participatory workshop at the shop, and will also collaborate with other artists in Winston. He is excited to be coming,, is friendly, outgoing, and ready to get his working hands dirty while he's here.