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.

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...

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...

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...