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...

Medalta’s Shaw Centre is a state-of-the-art ceramic residency facility with a soda kiln, salt kiln, large gas car kiln, Blaauw gas kiln, and seven electric kilns. Although we use them a lot for our residencies and workshops, we also rent them out. If you don’t have easy access to a specific kiln where you are, consider using ours. It can be a great way for an individual or group to experime...

The Shaw International Centre for Contemporary Ceramics is a brand new 12,000 sq ft purpose-built ceramics studio situated amongst beehive kilns, a historic china factory, museum and a decommissioned brickyard in Medicine Hat, Alberta. All aspects of the art making process have been considered in the design of the building. Large, well ventilated and well lit studios have movable walls t...

alumni

It's always a sad 'see-you-later' when an artist leaves Medalta at the end of their residency and if we had the space, we'd ask them to stay forever. As much as Medalta's Shaw Centre is a workspace for ceramic artists, it's also very community-oriented. Most of the artists working at Medalta get plugged into Medicine Hat and form a big part of our artistic landscape. So because we never like sa...