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:

May 13, 2019

Anton Cu Unjieng

Anton Cu Unjieng is a Filipino ceramist who trained with Tessy and Jon Pettyjohn at their workshop in Laguna, Philippines. Afterwards, he did his Bachelors in Visual Arts at the Australian National University, followed by […]
September 10, 2018

Chloe McKim

Chloe McKim is known for her thought provoking ceramic installations. Graduating in 2016 from the Alberta College of Art + Design, Chloe has continued pursuing her passion of studio practice ever since. Studying in Norway […]
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 10, 2018

Melanie Gaudet

Melanie Gaudet is a ceramic artist based out of Calgary, Alberta. She received her Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree from Alberta College of Art + Design in 2018. She has exhibited at the Marion Nicholl […]
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 Canada and the USA, with solo exhibitions taking place at The Anna Leonowens Gallery, The […]
August 4, 2017

Grace Han

Grace Han is a ceramic artist originally trained in Seoul, South Korea. She received her Bachelor of Fine Arts from Dankook University where she specialized in traditional Korean Ceramic techniques and skills. She then worked […]
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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