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.

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:

June 14, 2021

Fredi Rahn

Fredi Rahn is a potter and educator in Vancouver, BC, Canada. She makes pots in a small backyard studio in a quiet neighbourhood in East Vancouver. She also participates in community firings at the Shadbolt […]
June 14, 2021

Nicole Ponsart

Nicole Ponsart is a sculptor who lives and works on the unceded territory of the Squamish, Tsleil-Waututh and Musqueam Nations (Vancouver, BC). She earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree from Emily Carr University of […]
June 11, 2021

Zoe Leung

Zoe Leung is currently a third-year BFA student at Kwantlen Polytechnic University. A daughter of immigrant parents from Hong Kong, she grew up surrounded by art and music from a very young age. After some […]
September 29, 2020

Carmen Belanger

Carmen Belanger is an interdisciplinary artist from Prince Edward Island. She received a B.A. in Performance from the University of the West of Scotland (2011) and a B.F.A in Ceramics from the Alberta University of […]
September 29, 2020

Julie-Claude Vezeau-Croteau

Julie-Claude Vezeau-Croteau is an interdisciplinary artist, born and raised in Montreal. She received her D.E.C. of Visual art from Cégep Marie-Victorin in 2016 with the Marie-Victorin Foundation’s Visual Art scholarship. Graduated from Concordia University, her […]
September 27, 2019

Yvonne Kustec

YVONNE KUSTEC is a Calgary based artist originally from Oakville, Ontario. She attended AUARTS (formerly ACAD), majoring in sculpture and earning a BFA with distinction in 2011. Yvonne utilizes various hand building techniques with clay […]
August 25, 2019

Amy Duval

Born and raised in North Vancouver, British Columbia, Amy Duval received her Bachelor of Fine Arts from Kwantlen Polytechnic University in 2017 where she focused on ceramic sculpture and installation based work. Merging slip casted, […]
September 20, 2013

Noriko Masuda

Born in Japan, Noriko has spent most of her life in Canada. After studying studio pottery independently through various workshops and the Australian National University, she left her career in the dental industry to study […]
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 dominant landscapes in Alberta; the prairies and the Rockies.  His wheel thrown and altered forms […]
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