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    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:

    November 7, 2018

    Aby Henry

    Aby Henry was born in Nuremberg, Germany while her parents were living there on a teaching exchange. She received her […]
    September 10, 2018

    Nurgul Rodriguez

    After nomadic years of living in Turkey, U.S.A., and Spain with her family, Nurgul Rodriguez settled in Calgary, Alberta in […]
    September 10, 2018

    Chloe McKim

    Chloe McKim is known for her thought provoking ceramic installations. Graduating in 2016 from the Alberta College of Art + […]
    September 10, 2018

    Roy Caussy

    Roy Caussy, born 1981 in Hamilton, ON, received his BFA from the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design (NSCAD) […]
    September 10, 2018

    Rob Froese

    Raised in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, Rob Froese came to ceramics through a route of travel, work, and art studies.  He has maintained […]
    September 10, 2018

    Melanie Gaudet

    Melanie Gaudet is a ceramic artist based out of Calgary, Alberta. She received her Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree from […]
    September 10, 2018

    Mel Doiron

    Mel Doiron graduated from NSCAD University in 2018 with a major in Ceramics. Her work has been exhibited in both […]
    September 10, 2018

    Grace Boyd

    I am an emerging creator in the field of ceramics, currently based out of Nunavut, Canada. My early life was […]
    April 13, 2018

    Eileen Murray

    M. Eileen Murray is a visual artist whose work is materiality based and exploits the physical characteristics of painted surfaces […]
    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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