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.


We offer workshops throughout the year.

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 16, 2019

Carla Wolfs

Carla Wolfs is a ceramic-artist. She participated in residencies and exhibitions in The Netherlands and abroad. She is known for work consisting of rotated forms which are made up of lines. Rhythm and repetition of […]
May 16, 2019

Kiri Rix

Kiri Rix is a ceramic artist and sculptor living in Calgary, Alberta. She is a BFA candidate at the Alberta University of the Arts, expected to graduate in 2020. Her work involves the obsessive decoration […]
May 16, 2019

Emily May

Emily May feels most at home when she is in the studio where she often works until she is starving. Originally from Vancouver, BC, May received a Fine Arts Diploma with accolades in ceramics from […]
May 15, 2019

Dominique Gonzaga

Dominique Gonzaga was born and raised in Mexico, she grew up seeing earthenware in Aztec souvenirs, toys, houses, and more. As a kid, she took plastic arts and did crafts at home with her family […]
May 15, 2019

Taylor Goldsbrough

My name is Taylor Goldsbrough, I am a ceramics artist born and raised in Montréal, Québec. In 2017 I moved to Oakville, Ontario, to attend Sheridan College, in the Ceramics program.  I was first inspired […]
May 15, 2019

Gary Uchikura

Gary Uchikura continues a multidisciplinary practice in drawing, painting, sculpture and ceramics. He was educated in Agricultural Science at Olds College, The University of Guelph and Chiba University in Japan. Feeling the call to study […]
May 15, 2019

Alexandra McCoy

Alexandra Box is an artist living in Vancouver, British Columbia. Alexandra is in her final year of study at Emily Carr University of Art + Design in the visual arts and curatorial practices program. Through […]
May 13, 2019

Ginny Marsh

Ginny Marsh is an independent artist in Richardson, Texas, and works with high temperature stoneware and porcelain. She is recently retired from her position as Resident Artist at the University of Dallas where she also […]
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 […]
September 10, 2018

Grace Boyd

I am an emerging creator in the field of ceramics, currently based out of Nunavut, Canada. My early life was a nomadic one and I was lucky enough to live in some amazing places surrounded […]
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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