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.

jenna-stanton

Artist Statement My focus as a maker is creating functional well crafted objects that are designed to enrich the home & enhance everyday rituals. Through tactile surfaces, form & function the enjoyment of functional craft is in the experience of use, enjoying the surfaces, the form, how it feels & fits in your hands. The objects I create often tend to appear to be q...

noriko-masuda

[gallery columns="5" link="file" ids="3020,3021,3022,3023,3024,3025,3026,3027,3028,3029"] 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 de...

les-manning

[gallery link="file" columns="5" orderby="rand"] 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 Z...

jenn-demke-lange

[gallery link="file" columns="5" orderby="rand"] Jenn Demke-Lange is from Calgary, Alberta. She graduated from the Alberta College of Art & Design in 2007 where she received her Bachelor of Fine Arts Honors Degree. Her work is represented through the Alberta Craft Council Gallery in Edmonton, Alberta and the Willock and Sax Gallery in Banff, Alberta. She has recently exhibited at the Cheongju...

aaron-nelson

[gallery link="file" columns="5" orderby="rand"] Graduating from Emily Carr Institute in 1999, Aaron Nelson travelled to Chicago to assist prominent ceramic artist Ruth Duckworth. He established successful studio practices in Chicago, Vancouver, Victoria, and Montana and is now currently residing in Medicine Hat. Aaron Nelson has taught art in a variety of contexts and brought his enthusiasm and...