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:

March 9, 2023

Clara Lou Micheau

March 7, 2023

Renay Egami

March 7, 2023

Rebecca La Marre

March 7, 2023

Zachary Nickman

November 10, 2022

Corwyn Lund

September 7, 2022

Tomo Ingalls

September 3, 2021

Daniel Labutes

Daniel Labutes is a former professional chef turned studio potter living in Calgary, Alberta. He graduated from the Alberta University of the Arts with a BFA in Ceramics with Distinction. His work is primarily functional […]
September 29, 2020

Lael Chmelyk

BIO Lael Chmelyk is a ceramic and fiber artist living in Calgary, Alberta. Raised in Dawson Creek, Lael began making from an early age, joining a long line of obsessive craftsmen. Starting ceramic classes at […]
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 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 […]