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:

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

Bridget Fairbank

Bridget Fairbank is a relentless maker. Her art works to implicate and empower through sensory enjoyment with taste, touch and smell. Born in the mountains of beautiful British Columbia, her childhood was exploring nature. Perhaps this […]
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 […]
October 4, 2019

John Peet

Born in St. John’s, NL. and raised in Montreal, Peet came to Regina, Sk. in 1977. In 1978 he started to work in clay, exhibiting and marketing his work for the next twenty years.   […]
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 […]
September 27, 2019

Elliot McDill

Elliot McDill is a North Minneapolis based artist. She’s currently attending Normandale Community College, where she is the Pottery Club president. Being primarily a sculptural artist, she works with multiple clay bodies handbuilding and throwing. […]
September 27, 2019

Yvonne Kustec

YVONNE KUSTEC is a Calgary based artist whose work explores theories around disconnection and its effect on image, identity, and femininity. Her work contemplates the ways in which we perceive and present ourselves, specifically as […]
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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