Welcome to Medalta!
Medalta started processing clay and making pottery in 1912 and was the leader in pottery production in Canada throughout the late 20s and early 30s.
When “hotel ware” was introduced in the mid-30s, Medalta was providing tableware for all of the major railroad hotels in Canada. Medalta also has an interesting and important role in the production of pottery and ceramics during the war years. Due to a number of reasons, Medalta closed in 1954. It is now part of a National Historic District and host to a dynamic contemporary ceramic arts centre, a heritage museum and a venue for numerous community events.
The Regional Education Programs at Medalta Potteries continue to grow in number, participation and scope. Collaboration and partnerships with teachers and other community organizations as well as connections to the principles and directives outlined by Alberta Education are keys to shaping the program possibilities and successes. Key components of the Education programs include:
- Community Classroom
- Archaeological Field School
- Field Trips/Tours
- Kids’ Clubs (Art, Clay & science programs)
- Clay Classes
- Summer Programs
- Family Week Programs
TEACHERS, if you have an idea for a special project, contact us and let’s make it a reality!
For more information about any of these programs or to create a unique and individualized program, please contact:
Carolyn Freeman, BA, MSc
A great big thank you to Harvey and Kathy Berger for sponsoring the grade four community classroom from Webster Niblock School! These kids are learning about simple machines while having fun and creating!
Are you or your business interested in sponsoring a community classroom too? Contact us today to find out how to support learning within our community!