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 for the Santa Claus Parade Brunch. Enjoy a delicious buffet with one of the best views of the parade in the city. Space is limited so book your spot early!
You're invited on a journey from the steamy kitchens of cooks who advocated light, flavourful cuisine centuries before our time to the dining rooms of connoisseurs who relished their meals served on newly-invented vessels. Be transported back to the 18th century through stunning objects, decadent recipes, amusing stories, and theatrical sets. Plan your visit to Savour: Food Culture in the Age of Enlightenment now!
Join us on November 21 for the opening of the International Ceramic Art Fair and be the first to see and purchase exceptional ceramics by women-identified artists. Proceeds from the event support the Gardiner's clay education and outreach programs. Buy your ticket 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!
Everyone can love clay! Become a Friend at one of the world’s great specialty museums and enjoy the benefits, including unlimited admission, invitations to exhibition previews and special events, discounts on lectures and clay classes, and more.
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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