There’s more to the Gardiner than our collections. Take a clay class, learn about the art of ceramics with world-renowned guest speakers, or join us for one of our many special events.
The Gardiner Museum celebrates the art of ceramics and engages local and international audiences by promoting understanding of the long history of people crafting in clay.
Through the display of its permanent collections and special exhibitions, as well as through studio education, programs that engage diverse communities, and major contributions to scholarship, the Gardiner champions ceramics.
Support from the community is vital to the Gardiner’s ability to continue to provide
Reserve your table at CLAY Restaurant for January 31 - February 13 and enjoy a delicious $33 prix fixe menu featuring fresh, local fare. Choose from mushroom toast with burnt honey, Fogo Island cod fish and chips, our famous lamb burger, and more delectable dishes created by Chef Bianca Azupardo and her team.
The Gardiner Museum is always adding to our collection of both historical and contemporary ceramics. Our current lobby exhibition brings together a selection of modern and contemporary works acquired since the arrival of Chief Curator Sequoia Miller in April 2018 and on display for the first time.
Our popular March Break Camps give kids the opportunity to explore their creativity through clay, meet new friends, and learn hands-on skills under the guidance of a professional artist. Spots are filling up quickly. Register now!
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!
Support the Gardiner's mission to champion clay, build community, and promote arts education. All of our memberships include a full year of free admission to the Museum, as well as discounts at CLAY Restaurant and the Gardiner Shop, and start and at just $30!
Tickets will go on sale at 10 am the day of the class.
Please check in at the Front Desk upon arrival.
Explore the potential of working with clay (without the commitment) in one of our weekly drop in classes. Experiment with various hand building, wheel throwing, and decorating techniques under the guidance of one of our experienced artist instructors. You’ll have access to a professional ceramics studio, including a variety of tools, earthenware clay, and more than 70 commercial brushing glazes. Exercise your creativity and tap into the benefits of working with your hands.
Please note: You may purchase a maximum of 4 tickets per buyer. If you purchase a Student or Gardiner Friends ticket, you will be asked to produce the appropriate valid ID. One valid student ID per ticket. One valid Friends ID per ticket unless you have a Gardiner Family membership or higher. Children under 12 must be accompanied by a paying adult (1 adult for up to 3 children).
*The minimum firing fee is $5. You may be charged more for larger pieces.
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