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.

asha-robertson

          Asha Robertson’s devotion to the arts began at her roots. Her father a sculpture and mother a painter, introduced art as an integral part of life. Robertson’s formal education started with a four-year mentorship under sculpture Kather Venter. This Mentorship in turn brought her to the Art Institute of Chicago and then to the Alberta collage of Art and Design. Where maj...

joy-khammar

  Joy studied Visual Arts at the University of Balamand in Lebanon. After moving to Canada in 2010, she decided to go back to school for Ceramics at Sheridan College in Ontario. Joy enjoys traveling and photography when she is not working with clay. She grew up in a country that had no art galleries. As a child, Joy was told that a “gallery” only referred to furniture stores (Where painti...

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...

yalda-bozorg

     Yalda received her MA Ceramics in Cardiff School of Art and Design in 2016. She holds a Bachelor of Applied Art from University of New Brunswick and a Diploma in fine craft from New Brunswick College of Craft and Design. 
She admires technology as much as she loves art; social and cultural issues are concepts that inspire her, so she is trying to find a way to marry technology and a...