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:

September 19, 2023

Tory MacKay

Tory is an emerging artist in Nelson, BC. Trained in craft at the Kootenay School of the Arts. Growing up in the foothills of Alberta, and working in reforestation in Northern BC; human impact on […]
September 19, 2023

Mika Haykowsky

Mika Haykowsky creates through playful, multidisciplinary projects involving intimacy, queer ecology, collective healing, and textures of the body. She recently exhibited video in Florida, USA and ceramics in Trondheim, Norway. Mika received an MFA in […]
September 19, 2023

Claude Morin

Claude Morin is an artist based in Moose Jaw, saskatchewan. His practice is informed by Fransaskois culture and science. He draws on his experiences of the prairies helping his grandfather on a farm in Gravelbourg.  […]
September 19, 2023

Meriel Bond

Originally from small-town Manitoba, Meriel discovered clay in 2018 and has since made it her full-time passion. She has completed a variety of ceramic classes at the Visual Arts Centre in Westmount (Montréal), but the […]
September 19, 2023

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 3, 2021

Gigi Wenger

Originally from British Colombia, Gigi Wenger is a multidisciplinary artist who lives and works in Québec City. She studied analog photography and illustration at l’Université Laval, Québec, set/costume/lighting design at the Conservatoire d’art Dramatique de […]