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 […]
Each year, people like you help the Gardiner maintain the exhibitions, collections and programs that contribute to the vitality of Toronto by engaging an increasingly diverse population and helping to create community through shared experience.
January 9 – March 2, 2014
Amber Zuber (b. 1973) has a BA in History from McMaster University. She studied Ceramics at Sheridan College, School of Craft & Design (2010-2013). She completed a Summer Assistant Residency at Peters Valley Craft Centre in 2012. In her final year of Sheridan, she was honoured with two graduate exhibition awards for best in show, The Gardiner Museum Award (Ceramics) and The Ottenmiller Graduate Exhibition Award (Craft & Design). Since June 2013 she has been an Artist-in-Residence at Harbourfront Centre and was awarded a scholarship.
My Canadian Landscape
My work engages with concepts of identity. Through the making of objects that elicit memory, whether experienced or imagined, my work is an investigation of the self and of our attachments. Interpreting my surroundings in order to re-examine and re-invent, My Canadian Landscape is a wood-fired series that looked to my city block as a muse— the visual identity of Toronto that lies in front, above and below me. The city manhole covers were my texture and the buildings my form. Using wood to fuel the kiln, the clay was deliberately left bare in order to allow the natural effects of the flame and ash to adorn the surfaces. I appreciate the mundane textures and forms of the everyday and these vessels serve as trace souvenirs of my immediate surroundings.
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