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    Artist Residencies

    Residency information and Application details.

    Artist Facilities

    Shaw International Centre for Contemporary Ceramics.

    Artist Lodge

    Safe and affordable on-site housing for our artists.


    We offer workshops throughout the year.

    Artists in Residence @ Medalta

    Set against the dramatic cliffs of the South Saskatchewan River in Medicine Hat, Alberta, the 150 acre Historic Clay District was once home to some of Canada’s most important clay factories. Today, this history is being preserved with the unique Medalta Potteries site providing the setting for a living, working museum, vibrant education centre, a Reception Gallery, and a 12,000 square foot contemporary ceramics studio.

    Operating out of the Shaw International Centre for Contemporary Ceramics, the Medalta International Artists in Residence Program is designed to serve artists at all stages of their careers. Students, emerging, and established artists are able to work together in our open, spacious, semi-private studios.

    Meet our current Artists in Residence

    Artists come from all over the world and bring different experiences, techniques and ideas to our unique studios here in the Historic Clay District. Our studios are full of vibrant energy with resident ceramic artists, community education classes, workshops, and kids’ classes all combined to make this a vital working museum, education centre, and studio complex. We would love to introduce you to our current artists in residence:

    September 1, 2017

    Tyler Loeffler

    Hailing from the prairies, Tyler Loeffler is fortunate enough to call both Canada and the United States his home. Currently […]
    September 1, 2017

    Lauren Balderama

    Lauren Balderama is a Memphis native, ceramic artist whose work is heavily inspired by poetry, and the objects and historical […]
    September 20, 2013

    Noriko Masuda

    Noriko Masuda was born in Japan, but has spent most of her life in Canada. Since her first summer ceramics […]
    November 19, 2012

    Les Manning

    A ceramic artist for more than fifty years, Les’ very personal forms focus on the interpretation of two of  the […]
    November 19, 2012

    Jenn Demke-Lange

    Jenn Demke-Lange is from Calgary, Alberta. She graduated from the Alberta College of Art & Design in 2007 where she […]
    November 19, 2012

    Aaron Nelson

    Graduating from Emily Carr Institute in 1999, Aaron Nelson travelled to Chicago to assist prominent ceramic artist Ruth Duckworth. He […]
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