Join à la Carte Kitchen Inc. at the Gardiner Bistro for lunch from Sunday to Friday in the third-floor Terrace Room with stunning views overlooking the city.
For the past thirty-five years, acclaimed Canadian artist Steven Heinemann has transformed the medium of ceramics in Canada. This major retrospective featuring more than 70 objects examines Heinemann’s fascinating and evolving process.
Register for our new two-hour clay mindfulness workshops led by a registered art therapist. Through an open studio practice, participants will learn to focus their attention on the dance between breath and clay, awakening to the present moment.
The Gardiner Museum is among the few museums in the world focused on ceramics, and is one of the most important specialty museums internationally. It houses approximately 4,000 objects, including European porcelain, ceramics from the Ancient Americas, Chinese porcelain, Japanese porcelain, and contemporary ceramics. Search the collection online!
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.”
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.
Teapots and robotics collide in Splendid Teapot Racing, a beloved sport of many who embrace Steampunk, an artist-led subculture based on Victorian science-fiction. Like the name suggests, teapots mounted onto remote-controlled chassis compete in this delightful event, and other than a size restriction of 30 centimeters in height and width and 40 centimeters in length, […]
Pottery has taken on celebrity status lately, with the fashion world, star Instagram potters, and even mega-celebrities like Brad Pitt embracing ceramics. It isn’t hard to see its allure—in a world that feels increasingly unstable, kneading a slab of clay with your hands is a great way to unplug and connect with the present moment. […]
soJin Chun, one of our six Community Arts Space: Art is Change partners, tells us the ways in which art can change the world. Why is it important for public spaces to make room for “art-making”? “Art-making” activates communities through conversation and collaboration. The act of making art within the context of public spaces creates […]
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