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.

tyler-loeffler

Hailing from the prairies, Tyler Loeffler is fortunate enough to call both Canada and the United States his home. Currently a student at Minot State University, Tyler aspires to become a studio potter in the future. Inspired by ancient Mediterranean forms, he creates functional work that aims to pay homage to these classical profiles in a modern way. Ultimately, he hopes that the pieces he creates...

lauren-balderama

Lauren Balderama is a Memphis native, ceramic artist whose work is heavily inspired by poetry, and the objects and historical pottery found in antique stores while on road trips. The themes of their work centre around making monuments and mementos to memories and love through test and symbolism. Balderama completed heir BFA in ceramics at the Maryland Institute College of Art in Dece...

giselle-peters

 

Giselle Peters was born in Regina, Saskatchewan. She completed a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Ceramics at the Alberta College of Art and Design and a Bachelor of Psychology with Distinction at Concordia University. Giselle has participated in artist residence programs in Lethbridge, Alberta and in Truro, Massachusetts and has exhibited her work in Canada a...

noriko-masuda

Noriko Masuda was born in Japan, but has spent most of her life in Canada. Since her first summer ceramics camp in third grade, she has been making simple, functional ceramics. After studying studio pottery independently through various workshops and the Australian National University, she studied ceramic design at Staffordshire University, from which she received an MA in March 2013.  Her time i...

les-manning

A ceramic artist for more than fifty years, Les’ very personal forms focus on the interpretation of two of  the dominant landscapes in Alberta; the prairies and the Rockies.  His wheel thrown and altered forms capture the abstract qualities of these sculptural environments and have been exhibited and collected in Asia, Europe, Egypt, USA, New Zealand, Australia and Canada. In addition to hi...