Ceramics and 3D printing converge at historic pottery site

In the 150-acre Canadian National Historic Site in Medicine Hat, Canada, set against the dramatic clay cliffs of the South Saskatchewan River, you’ll find the iconic factory called Medalta. Today, the factory is a state-of-the-art contemporary industrial museum and ceramic artists’ studio facility.

In May, Medalta asked Steve Grimmer of the University of Manitoba to invite artists, designers and researchers over a three week period to explore the convergence of 3D printing and ceramics.

Videographer Luke Fandrich of Alberta was there to shoot footage for a promotional video for Medalta, for the purpose of showing what ceramic artists can do with 3D printing. He’s produced the beautiful video below, and he’s also got an assortment of stunning photographs from his time there on his website, Editing Luke.