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.

jacob-monroe

Jacob Monroe was born in Pocatello, Idaho in 1995, and was raised in Boise, Idaho from 2003 - 2014. Growing up, he began to explore the creative freedom of playing music in orchestras, symphonies, and jazz ensembles. At the age of seventeen, Monroe discovered his passion in working in clay. Seeking education, he studied in Lambertville, NJ under Ted Green, completed two internships at the Clay Stu...

tucker-chambers

Tucker Chambers is a senior at The University of Montana in Missoula Montana. Growing up in Whitefish Montana, Tucker spent most of his time in the woods and draws on these experiences heavily in his work. Studying the ways nature constructs itself had a lasting effect on him. Originally coming to school to study painting, Tucker quickly transitioned into sculptural work before landing on ceramics...

ryan-caldwell

Ryan Caldwell received his Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree with emphasis in Ceramics and Sculpture from Washburn University in 2015. Ryan was awarded the Charles A. and Margaret Pollak Art Purchase Award in 2015. He has received awards for his work such as the “out of the box” purchase award, and a honorable mention equipment award at the KC clay guild tea bowl national. His work is in art coll...

liz-langyher

Born in Kankakee, Illinois, Liz Langyher received her BFA in Ceramics from the Maryland Institute College of Art in 2016. As an artist her work centers around an attempt to make and live in a more ecological way, with a focus on childhood environments and landscape as a curated experience. Her current work is focused on the similarities between natural and art objects and contemporar...

leah-spagrud

Leah Spagrud is a ceramic and mixed media artist living and working in Red Deer, Alberta. She earned a BFA at ACAD in 2013, and soon after moved back home to set up her studio. Although she focused elsewhere, Leah has remained involved with the art and ceramics community both in Red Deer and throughout Alberta. Since graduating, she has been fortunate enough to be an artist in residence at the Ban...