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.

janet-bartz

I create functional tableware, and occasional art pieces, in mid-fire stoneware. My work is thrown or hand built and multi-glazed, often with wax-resist decoration. I have a passion for making forms that combine function, aesthetics and craftsmanship. I sell my work at a local farmers’ market and various s...

gordon-reisig

I was eighteen when I met Mick Henry, a potter/artist who trained at the Leach Pottery, St Ives. I couldn’t afford England, so went to the Kootenay School of Art, Nelson BC. I was fortunate the Professor there was Walter Dexter who I later apprenticed with after graduation. Living the potter’s experie...

jeanne-macgrotty

  Jeanne MacGrotty was born in suburbia Vancouver, which is now the large city of Coquitlam. She has a life long practice in drawing, painting, ceramic work, sculpture, writing stories, poetry and songs continuing into her gray years. In 2005, Ms. MacGrotty started her art studies at North Island ...

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...

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...