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:

January 7, 2020

Jordan Munro

I am an Albertan multidisciplinary visual artist, and received my Bachelor of Fine Arts from Emily Carr University of Art and Design in June 2019. My art practice spans from my previous welding career to […]
January 7, 2020

Julia Chirka

Julia Chirka is a ceramics artist and educator. She initiated her practice at the Shadbolt Centre in 2008 and she has been largely autodidactic in her creative process since. She has exhibited at several events […]
January 7, 2020

Corinne Dziuba

My name is Corinne Dziuba I’m originally from Burnaby, BC. Now residing in Yellowknife, NT with my husband and 2 Labrador retrievers. I work full time and I’m a ceramic artist part time. I create […]
December 23, 2019

Dylan Dowler

A Multidisciplinary Artist raised in the flatlands of Saskatchewan and Manitoba. Currently residing in North-interior B.C. The artist continues to draw inspiration for new creative work, through the scenery, spaces, and people, where both subtle […]
November 25, 2019

Ella Valge-Saar

I have lived in the front ranges of the Rockies for most of my life, between the prairies and peaks. I began my education in Biology and then transitioned to a BFA in Ceramics, focusing […]
November 25, 2019

Lauren Chipeur

Lauren Chipeur is an artist based in Calgary on Treaty 7 Territory and Tio’tia:ke/Montréal. Her work engages with material temperaments and biographies; how materials behave, what they are made of and where they come from. […]
October 15, 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, […]
October 15, 2019

Kevin Liu

I started to work seriously in clay in 2009 at De Anza College. I was passionate about ceramics as an artform but I didn’t view it as a career. Three years ago I took the plunge […]
September 27, 2019

Stiubhart Jackson

The introduction into ceramic is part of an extended art practice, dating back to 1999/2000. Primarily it is based of drawing and conceptual art. It expanded into sculpture as I began to draw on different […]
October 11, 2018

Yvonne Mullock

Yvonne Mullock is a graduate from Glasgow School of Art and is currently based in Calgary, Canada. Over the past sixteen years she has participated in artist-in-residence programmes within Scotland, England, Canada, and the United […]
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 studios and held numerous exhibitions of his work in Canada and Japan since 1998. His […]
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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