Explore the art of making pottery during this 2-hour class at the historic Medalta Industrial Museum and Factory. Build beautiful pieces of your own with the guidance of a local artist inside one of the oldest and largest industrial sites in Western Canada ... More info ›
Explore the art of making pottery during this 2-hour class at the historic Medalta Industrial Museum and Factory. Build beautiful pieces of your own with the guidance of a local artist inside one of the oldest and largest industrial sites in Western Canada. Fire your pottery in a massive, historical oven for an additional fee during this family friendly class in Medicine Hat, Alberta.
Please Note: Activity is priced per group
Your 2-hour class begins inside the artist studio within the factory and museum. Designed for groups of 2-10 people, each class is led by a professional local artist whose skill with the medium has been honed over years of working with the antique equipment available at the factory. This family-friendly activity for children 14+ years uses self-dry clay. You also have the option to fire your pieces in the massive brick kiln at the factory for an additional fee.
Located near the heart of the rugged Canadian Badlands, the Medalta Potteries National Historic Site is an industrial museum and working studio built out of the ruins of a century-old factory and archeological dig. Located in the historic town of Medicine Hat along the Transcanada highway, the site is located approximately 3 hours from the city of Calgary and roughly 1.5-hours from the US border.
Depending on which route you take to the Museum, you may pass through parts of the dry, arid landscape of the Canadian Badlands, where the unique, colorful geography belie a harsh environment for the native plants and animals. The museum itself, situated just off the highway, is built out of a factory that produced clay pottery for decades before closing almost a century ago. The area is a testament to the changes the industrial revolution brought to Western Canada, transforming lives and altering the quality of life for millions of people.