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Quick Fire: 5 Questions with Duncan Aird and Emma Smith

We chatted with potters Duncan Aird and Emma Smith about their Kickstarter-funded wood burning kiln and the importance of community in wood firing.

1 week ago

Director’s Message – December 2017

In 2017, The Gardiner welcomed new initiatives, partnerships, and patrons, building on our successes from 2016. Here’s a look back at some of our most memorable moments.

1 month ago

Holiday Gift Guide: Adeline’s Picks

December is upon us, which means that the holiday season—and the shopping rush that comes with it—is officially here! To help you tackle some holiday shopping, we asked Adeline, Manager of the Gardiner Shop, for her top picks from the Shop.

2 months ago
12 Trees: Let There Be Light

Behind the scenes with our 12 Trees artists

We asked artists to put a contemporary twist on the traditional Christmas tree with a focus on light, a potent symbol of hope shared by many culture and faiths during the holiday season. Here’s a behind-the-scenes peek at the installations in progress and inside the minds of the artists.

2 months ago

Quick Fire: 5 Questions with Errol Manners

Errol Manners, dealer in European ceramics and a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries, reveals what inspired him to pursue his career, how to differentiate between forged and authentic antique porcelain, and offers advice on collecting for beginners.

2 months ago

Studio Visit: Nurielle Stern and Shay Salehi

In anticipation of their upcoming Gardiner Shop exhibition in November, we visited the shared studio of artists Nurielle Stern and Shay Salehi in Artscape’s Case Goods Warehouse.

3 months ago

Quick Fire: 5 Questions with Chief Curator Meredith Chilton

Meredith Chilton, Chief Curator at the Gardiner Museum, delighted us with insight into her love of porcelain ahead of her upcoming lecture Painted on Porcelain: A Canadian Odyssey.

3 months ago

Quick Fire: 5 Questions with Curator Karine Tsoumis

Dr. Karine Tsoumis, Curator at the Gardiner Museum, enlightens us on the connection between 16th-century maiolica and the domestic sphere, what excites her most about her research, and how today’s luxuries compare with those of Renaissance Venice.

3 months ago
Douglas Coupland

Quick Fire: 5 Questions with Douglas Coupland

Douglas Coupland talks about why he decided to co-curate this year’s 12 Trees exhibition, the vital role that light plays in his own life, and his fascination with making “stuff.”

3 months ago
Parrots at a clay lick in Peru. Photo: Brian Ralphs

This Month in Ceramics

From clay-eating parrots to Clare Twomey’s working ceramics factory at Tate Modern, these were September’s top stories from around the world on everything ceramics related.

4 months ago