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Gallery Tour with Maya Wilson-Sanchez

Thu June 09, 2022 11:00 am - 12:00 pm


This program is presented as part of the International Ceramic Art Fair (ICAF).

Tour the International Ceramic Art Fair (ICAF) with Gardiner Museum Curatorial Resident Maya Wilson-Sanchez.


Maya Wilson-Sanchez is an independent curator, writer, and editor based in Toronto. She is interested in processes of history-making and building connections between local and international communities to foster networks of exchange and solidarity. Her essays, reviews, and exhibition texts can be found in various publications including The Senses and Society Journal, Canadian Art, Contemporary HUM, and the book Other Places: Reflections on Media Arts in Canada (PUBLIC Books, 2019).


The International Ceramic Art Fair (ICAF) makes its highly anticipated return to the Gardiner Museum, featuring works by emerging and established ceramic artists from a wide range of backgrounds, and an exciting slate of online and in-person programming.

ICAF 2022 celebrates connections between body, identity, and land. Global mythologies have long connected the human body to the earth, from a Nubian deity fashioning humans from clay to scientific explorations of clay as the first carrier of life. The human body is symbolically if not literally connected to clay, helping us understand who we are as individuals, a society, and a species.

As we navigate global health and environmental crises, understanding our bodily connection to the earth becomes increasingly urgent. Likewise, the experiences of being, or being in, a particular body defines many aspects of our lives, from health and ability, to experiences of discrimination and trauma. Our bodies help construct our identities, mediating, filtering, and generating our experiences.

Figurative ceramic sculpture is one of the most dynamic areas of practice today. Artists from across the spectrum are exploring new approaches, representations, and voices to help us see ourselves in ways that generate compassion, empathy, truth telling, and beauty.

This year’s Honorary Patron is internationally renowned Kenyan-born British studio potter, Magdalene Odundo.

Presenting Sponsor

Hilary & Galen Weston Foundation

Lead Sponsor

Hal Jackman Foundation

Supporting Sponsors

David Binet
Margaret McCain

Contributing Sponsors

Tamara Rebanks & James Appleyard

Hotel Partner

Park Hyatt Toronto