Monday, October 5, 2015

CNR pottery made in Alberta

This specially designed Canadian National pottery was made in the historic clay district of southern Alberta.

Located in clay country, Medicine Hat was once the home of Medalta, a thriving pottery works that made dishes with unique and appropriate logos for the Canadian armed forces, many hotels and restaurants, and even the last Ethiopian emperor, Haile Selassie.

Now a museum, Medalta Pottery gives tours of the once thriving pottery making works. Not so long ago, Alberta produced 75% of Canada's pottery. Artists in residence work at Medalta and some pottery is still made there, and sold in the gift shop, as described in this short video.

Currently, ebay is offering over 60 items of vintage Medalta pottery for sale.

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