The Gardiner Museum is a destination that inspires and connects people, art, and ideas through clay, one of the world’s oldest art forms. Year‐round the Museum mounts special exhibitions, events, lectures, and clay classes to complement its permanent collection.
This landmark show explores more than seven decades of Nordic aesthetic influence on Canadian design. The first exhibition of its kind, True Nordic features over 100 works by more than 60 designers. The works reflect a simple yet vital Scandinavian aesthetic tied to natural forms, materials, and imagery, and a desire to create attractive, functional objects.
Beginner- Advanced Ages 10-16 Earthenware Clay Wheel throwing 70 commercial brushing glazes 8 sessions Let your creativity shine through wheel thrown clay! Learn that wheel throwing can be more than a plate a bowl or a cup! Come and make functional, sculptural and fun decorative pieces using the pottery wheel! Learn the skills to throw […]
The Gail Brooker Ceramic Research Library is a comprehensive reference centre for research in the field of ceramics. The collection was founded in 1988 when George R. Gardiner donated 387 books, periodicals, journals, and engravings relating to the history, production, style, and sources of European ceramics. Today the collection includes over 2,500 volumes, in addition […]
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May 16 – August 11, 2013
A Bit of Clay on the Skin: New Ceramic Jewellery explores the appeal of ceramics, especially porcelain, in jewellery. Organized by the Fondation d’Entreprise Bernardaud and curated by the renowned German-born goldsmith and jewellery artist Monika Brugger, the exhibition showcases the versatility and allure of the medium, which can be modeled or cast, used alone or with metal, wood, and stone, and vary in color and texture.
The exhibition presents 140 works and features the work of 20 cutting-edge jewellery artists, including creations by such notables as Peter Hoogeboom (The Netherlands), Ted Noten (The Netherlands), Gésine Hackenberg (Germany), Marie Pendariès (Spain), and Shu-Lin Wu (Taiwan). While some make reference to traditional jewellery in materials and symbolism, others altogether redefine it in substance, form, and matter.
EXHIBITION LECTURE & OPENING RECEPTION
A Bit of Clay on the Skin, From Egyptian Craftsmen to European Artists
Thursday May 16, 2013 | Reception: 5:30 – 6:30 pm | Lecture 6:30 – 8 pm
$25 General, $20 Members
This Exhibition is part of the Toronto International Jewellery Festival in conjunction with the Meta-Mosaic, the 2013 SNAG Conference
HEADER PHOTO: Marie Pendariès, La dot, 2008 (detail), Installation, photography, 28 porcelain pieces, © Marie Pendariès
GALLERY PHOTOS: Hoogeboom, Peter 1, Spanish Collar, 1995, necklace, Earthenware, silver, 63 x 7 x 2 cm, Collection privée, © photo : Henni van Beek
Marie Pendariès, La dot (The Dowery), 2008 (detail), Installation, photography, 28 porcelain pieces, © Marie Pendariès
Yiumsiri Vantanapindu 2b, My mind II, 2011, Porcelain, iron, 45 x 20 cm, © Yiumsiri Vantanapindu
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