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Gardiner Museum

Clay Classes

Clay Classes

Join a class in our state-of-the-art clay studios! Open to students of all levels, from beginner to advanced, classes are instructed by professional ceramists. The relaxed studio setting and informal instructional style will give you lots of time to experiment and produce great take-home pieces.

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Adult Clay Classes

Adult Clay Classes

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Kids Clay Classes

Kids Clay Classes

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Drop-in clay Classes

Drop In Clay Classes

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Kids Clay Classes

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Lynn Fisher

Lynn Fisher is a specialist in ceramics who has worked as an art educator and artist for over 40 years. She is a graduate of the Michaelis School of Fine Art at the University of Cape Town, South Africa and taught ceramics at graduate and under graduate levels in South Africa and in London, England. In her hands, clay has variously been a medium for therapy for individuals experiencing physical or psychological distress, adults and children overcoming abuse, assistance for people dealing with eating disorders, for teaching E.S.L., corporate team building, celebration and child development.

Lynn travelled extensively throughout Europe, India, Turkey and Mexico, studying ceramic methods and cross cultural design. She spent 12 years in Greece on the island of Rhodes, where she operated her own studio, shop and gallery.

In 1992 Lynn moved to Canada where she worked extensively, at first, in schools throughout the G.T.A. through the Ontario Arts Council’s ‘’artist in the schools program”. She later taught adult ceramic classes at the R.O.M. For 18 years she taught ceramic art at The Koffler Center of the Arts, Toronto, serving as also department head for the latter 14 years. Since 1992, Lynn has taught numerous clay classes at the Gardiner Museum for adults, school groups and other programs.

Lynn has exhibited in London, U.K. and in Toronto and continues to create commissioned pieces and to develop her own work, exploring form and glaze.

In recognition for her significant contribution to education through visual arts. Lynn was awarded the South African Women for Women award in 2000.

Audrey Mah

Audrey Mah is a contemporary ceramicist. She received her BFA from Waterloo University, and continued her studies in ceramic design at the Ontario College of Art. Her work has been sold in Canada, USA, and Mexico and has been exhibited at the Gardiner Museum and in Designer’s Walk. Audrey has been the recipient of numerous art awards and grants from the Ontario Arts council. She has taught at the Art Gallery of Ontario, Royal Ontario Museum and Toronto District School Board. Audrey has been a resident artist at the Gardiner Museum, where she shares her enthusiasm and knowledge for mixed media and clay. She also teaches at the Avenue Road Art School, and is an outreach artist for Arts for Children and Youth. Currently Audrey teaches many of the School groups that come through the museum as well as our Saturday morning kids clay program and a Monday evening adult clay course.

Karin Pavey

A ceramic artist teaching at the Gardiner Museum has also taught at Sheridan and Canadore College, and the University of Alberta. Karin has a BFA from Nova Scotia college of art and Design and a diploma from the school of Craft and Design, Sheridan college. Her work can be found in many public collections and has been displayed in solo and group exhibitions around North America.

Ian Symons

A graduate from the Nova Scotia college of Art and Design with a BFA and MFA from Alfred University, Ian is a ceramic artist working at the Gardiner Museum. He has been pegged as “one of the most gifted colourists working in Canada today”. He attributes his colour sense to the influence of Victorian Majolica and Renaissance Maiolica. His work has been included in many North American shows.

Alex Yeung

Alex Yeung has a BFA from the University of Manitoba and has been working in ceramics for many years. His work has been featured in many exhibitions throughout Canada and the USA including the Gardiner museum’s Ceramic Modernism exhibition of 2002. His work also appears in many collections nationally and Internationally including the Department of Foreign Affairs, Canada, Hong Kong museum of Art, Hong Kong and Guangdong Museum of art in China. As well as private collections throughout Canada, Hong Kong and the USA.

A multi award winner, Alex has been teaching our adult clay wheel throwing classes for many years as well as school age children’s groups. Alex’s work is featured in the Gardiner Shop.



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