Every year, the Medalta International Artists in Residence program hosts ceramic artists from across North America and the world. Some are well-established while others are working on setting up their practice.

We are proud of our ability to attract world-class artistic talent to Medalta and have them work with their peers who may be at different stages in their careers. This page showcases the group of artists currently working in Medalta’s studios.

elaine-zimmer

Elaine Zimmer was born and raised in Alberta, living a gypsy life following the pipelines her father worked on. The grandmother of 2, mother of 3, wife of 1, she currently lives in Medicine Hat. First working in a variety of ceramic fields in the 1980s and 90s, she received a Bachelor of Fine Arts with Distinction from the Alberta College of Art and Design in 2000. Elaine's art practice includes c...

trudy-ellen-golley-rca

     Born in Revelstoke, Golley studied at ACAD and received her BFA from the University of Calgary with a major in Ceramics and a minor in Art History. She went on to receive her MFA from the University of Tasmania in Hobart, Australia. The recipient of numerous awards, scholarships and grants, Trudy’s work has been exhibited and collected internationally. She has taught ...

paul-wm-leathers-rca

  Born in Winnipeg, Leathers graduated from Sheridan College’s School of Crafts & Design, and received his BFA from NSCAD with a major in Jewellery and a minor in Art History. He went on to receive his MFA in Sculpture from the University of Calgary. The recipient of numerous awards, scholarships and grants, Paul’s work has been exhibited and collected internationally. He has taugh...

hideo-mabuchi

     Hideo was trained as a physicist and currently teaches and conducts research as a Professor of Applied Physics at Stanford University. In 2000 Hideo was named a MacArthur Fellow in recognition of the creativity of his early scientific work. He has an intense interest in ceramics and devotes a substantial fraction of his time to his studio practice and to teaching activities that int...

terry-hildebrand

Originally from a small town in Manitoba, Terry Hildebrand graduated with an MFA in Ceramics from the University of Minnesota in May 2014. He received a BFA Honours degree from the University of Manitoba in 2007. From 2009 until 2011 he worked as studio technician in the ceramics department at the University of Manitoba. He currently works in his studio in Edmonton full time and teaches at the Cla...