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    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.

    Artist Residencies

    Residency information and Application details.

    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:

    March 7, 2018

    Rebecca Ramsey

    Born in Vernon B.C, Rebecca Ramsey currently resides in Vancouver where she teaches pottery in addition to maintaining her studio […]
    February 16, 2018

    sophia bartholomew

    sophia bartholomew is a queer non-binary femme and an interdisciplinary artist. Their practice is rooted in processes of reciprocity and […]
    December 29, 2017

    Liz Langyher

    Born in Kankakee, Illinois, Liz Langyher received her BFA in Ceramics from the Maryland Institute College of Art in 2016. […]
    December 29, 2017

    Leah Spagrud

    Leah Spagrud is a ceramic and mixed media artist living and working in Red Deer, Alberta. She earned a BFA […]
    September 4, 2017

    Olivia Rozema

    Olivia Rozema is Canadian Artist from Grimsby, Ontario. She received a BaH in Visual Art and Classics from McMaster University […]
    September 4, 2017

    Carlos Rojas

    Carlos is a Mexican-born artist who lives and works in Montreal, Quebec and Calgary, Alberta. His research is about how […]
    September 4, 2017

    Kristin Murray

    Kristin Murray is an emerging ceramic artist, born in Brandon, Manitoba in 1991. She began her academic career studying forensic […]
    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 […]
    February 7, 2017

    Elaine Zimmer

    Elaine Zimmer was born and raised in Alberta, living a gypsy life following the pipelines her father worked on. The […]
    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 […]