Curriculum Vitae

Jim Etzkorn



Self-employed potter, Medicine Hat, Alberta


Jiggerman, Medalta Potteries, Medicine Hat, Alberta


Summer Series Instructor, Red Deer, Alberta


Residency at Medalta


Self-employed Potter


Presenter, Northern Clay Fest, Prince George, BC


Resident Artist, Medalta International Residency, Medicine Hat, Alberta

Presenter, Red Deer Clay Conference, Red Deer, Alberta


Sessional Instructor, Ceramics - Kootenay School of Art and Design


Self-employed Studio Potter, Calgary, Alberta

Instructor - Adult Ceramics Classes, City of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta


Instructor - Adult Ceramics, Mount Royal College, Calgary, Alberta


Instructor - Red Deer College, Ceramics Summer Program, Red Deer, Alberta


Sessional Instructor, Winter Program, Red Deer College, Red Deer, Alberta

Instructor, Alberta College of Art and Design, Ceramics and Foundation, Calgary, Alberta


Instructor - Extension Department, 3-Dimensional Design and Ceramics, Alberta College of Art, Calgary, Alberta


Artist in Residence - North Mount Pleasant Studio, City of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta

Guest Artist - Nova Scotia School of Art and Design, Halifax, Nova Scotia

Guest Lecturer - Alberta Potters Association, Medicine Hat College, Medicine Hat, Alberta

Self-employed Potter, Stonecrop Pottery, Canmore, Alberta


Production Thrower, The Clay House, Calgary, Alberta


Artist in Residence - Archie Bray Foundation, Helena, Montana, USA

Assistant Professor of Ceramics - University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Manitoba


Assistant Professor of Ceramics - University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Manitoba


Teaching Assistant, Banff Centre, School of Fine Arts, Banff, Alberta

Studio Technician, Banff Centre, School of Fine Arts, Banff, Alberta


Resident, Banff Centre, School of Fine Arts, Banff, Alberta



  • 2011 Below the Surface, Lilstreet Gallery, Chicago Ill, USA
  • 2006 Fired Up, NCECA, Portland, Group exhibition
  • 2006 Small Teapot Show, Mission Viejo, California, juried exhibition
  • 2005 Guilford Craft Show, Guilford, Connecticut, juried exhibition
  • 2004 Gems from the Fire, Iowa Hall Gallery, Kirkwood, Iowa, juried exhibition
  • 2000 Strictly Functional, Juried Show, Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Cone Box Show, Juried Exhibition, Baker University, Baldwin City, Kansas
  • 1995 North by Northwest, Invitational Show, Minneapolis, MN, USA
  • 1992 Purchase Prize, National Palace Museum International, Taipan, Taiwan
  • 1990 Monarch Tile Show, Juried Exhibition, San Angelo, Texas
  • 1987 IWCAT Exhibition, Tokoname, Japan


  • 2004 From Hand to Lips, Canadian Clay and Glass Gallery, Waterloo, Ontario
  • 2000 Millennium 2000, Juried Show, Shaw Festival, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario
  • 1999 Faculty Exhibition, Illingsworth Kerr Gallery, Alberta College of Art, Calgary, Alberta
  • 1996 Vessels in Celebration, Juried, Glenbow Museum, Calgary, Alberta
  • 1994 Trois Riviere Bienale, Juried Show, Selected to Travelling Exhibit
  • 1990 Trois Riviere Bienale, Trois Riviere, Quebec
  • 1988 Going for Gold, Juried Olympic Exhibition, Calgary, Alberta


  • 2017 Home, Medalta, Medicine Hat,Alberta
  • 2012 The Recipients, Alberta Craft Council Gallery, Edmonton, Alberta
  • 1998 Vessels Hand and Spirit, Invitational Exhibit, Muttart Public Gallery, Calgary, Alberta
  • 1994 Containment The Space Within, Invitational Show, Canadian Clay & Glass Museum, Waterloo, Ontario


  • 2011 Saltalk, Alberta Craft Council Gallery, Edmonton, AB
  • 2010, Saltlik, Medalta, Medicine Hat, AB
  • 2008 Soulstice, Circle Craft Gallery, Vancouver, BC
  • 2005 Sojourn of Fire, Alberta Craft Council Gallery, Edmonton, Alberta
  • 2001 Re-Orient, Croft Gallery, Calgary, Alberta
  • 1997 Faculty Exhibition, Illingsworth Kerr Gallery, Alberta College of Art, Calgary, Alberta
  • Recent Works, One Man Exhibition, Croft Gallery, Calgary, Alberta
  • In Tandem, One Man Exhibition, Electrum Design, Edmonton, Alberta
  • 1992 One Man Show, Gulf Canada Square, Calgary, Alberta
  • 1991 One Man Show, Collections, Edmonton, Alberta
  • 1985 One Man Show, Culpepper Gallery, Calgary, Alberta


  • 2015 Tool, Medalta, Medicine Hat, AB
  • 2011 Culture in the Making, Alberta Craft Council Gallery, Edmonton, AB
  • 2003 Mugs and Jugs, Alberta Craft Council Gallery, Edmonton, AB
  • Woodfired Show, Alberta Craft Council Gallery, Edmonton, AB
  • 1998 Clay Spirits from the Earth, Juried Exhibition, Alberta Craft Council, Edmonton, AB
  • 1995 Alberta Potters Association, Juried Show, Purchase Prize, Calgary, AB
  • 1984 Elements of Earth, Juried Show, Peter Whyte Gallery, Banff, AB
  • 1981 Award Winner, Alberta Potters Association Exhibition, Muttart Gallery, Calgary, AB
  • 1980 Purchase Award, Showcase '80', Juried Exhibition, Beaver House Gallery, Edmonton, AB


  • 2004 Consequence of Material, Red Deer College, Red Deer, Alberta
  • 1998 Faculty Exhibition, Illinsgworth Kerr Gallery, ACAD, Calgary, Alberta
  • 1997 Bowls of Fire, Rubaiyat Gallery, Calgary, Alberta
  • 1995 Alberta Craft Council Presents, Group Show, Edmonton, Alberta
  • 1994 Two Man Show, Gallery 826, Calgary, Alberta
  • 1990 Champagne Breakfast, ACC Show, Edmonton, Alberta
  • Different Point of View, APA Show, Medicine Hat, Alberta
  • 1989 Ceramic Symposium Exhibition, Kensington Paperworks, Calgary, Alberta
  • 1988 Fundamentally Functional, Culpepper Gallery, Calgary, Alberta
  • Baker's Dozen, Group Exhibition, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta
  • 1982 Group Exhibition, University of Manitoba, Gallery 1.1.1, Winnipeg, Manitoba
  • 1981 Faculty Show, University of Manitoba: Winnipeg, Manitoba
  • 1980 Fusion, Departmental Exhibition, Walter Phillips Gallery, Banff, Alberta
  • 1990-2003 Annual Meeting Points Group Show, Calgary, Alberta


  • 2002 Kannanaskis G-8 Summit, Place Settings, Calgary, Alberta


  • Alberta Foundation for the Arts
  • Encana Collection
  • Esso Canada Collection
  • Archie Bray Foundation
  • Alberta Potters Association Permanent Collection
  • Private Collections in Canada, United States, Australia, England, Holland, Austria, Japan
  • Tokoname Chamber of Commerce, Tokoname, Japan
  • National Palace Collection, Taipei, Taiwan


  • 2012 Award for Excellence in Ceramics, Alberta Craft Council, Edmonton, AB
  • 2003 Alberta Foundation for the Arts, Project Grant
  • 1996 Juror's Award, Alberta Potters Association Juried Show
  • 1992 Merit Award, International Invitational Show, Taipan, Taiwan
  • 1981 Tuition Scholarship, Banff Centre School of Fine Arts
  • Jurors Award, Alberta Potters Association
  • 1980 Tuition Scholarship, Banff Centre School of Fine Arts
  • Purchase Award, Alberta Potters Association
  • 1979 Tuition Scholarship, Banff Centre School of Fine Arts


  • 500 Vases, Lark Books, 2010
  • Marking Marks, 2005
  • Rhodes' Clay and Glazes for the Potter, 2002
  • Contact Magazine (profile, 1994)
  • Contact Magazine (Medicine Hat Symposium)
  • Contact Magazine ( Report on Tokoname)
  • Paper Clay by Rosette Gault, 1998


  • 2009-2010 Resident at Medalta , Medicine Hat, AB
  • 1982-1983 Archie Bray Foundation, Resident
  • 1979-1981 Banff Centre of the Arts, Resident
  • 1978 Alberta College of Art, Diploma, Speciality in Ceramics


  • Editorial Board of Contact Magazine
  • IWCAT International Workshop, Tokoname, Japan (one of fifteen invited guests representing seven countries)
  • Alberta Potters Association Regional Representative
  • Exhibition Committee, Ceramics Department Banff Centre
  • Travel: Mexico, Holland, Belgium, England, extended travel in United States with residency
  • NAUI Endorsement, scuba and snorkel
  • Horseback riding
  • Photography
  • Volunteer, Board of Directors, Muttart Art Gallery, Calgary, Alberta
  • Volunteer, Calgary Allied Arts Federation, Calgary, Alberta


Mira Matheson
4807 Towsend Dr. Victoria, BC (250) 391-2420

Mr. Les Manning
c/o Medalta, Medicine Hat, AB (403) 504-0925

Mrs. Trudy Golley
c/o Ceramics Department, Red Deer College (403) 358-5348

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