Like many of you, we have been closely following the developments of COVID-19. The safety of our visitors, campers, staff, and volunteers is our top priority. Upon the advice of Ontario’s Chief Medical Officer of Health, Dr. David Williams, the Gardiner Museum will close temporarily effective Saturday March 14, 2020.
We will continue to take guidance from our public health officials regarding the duration of the closure and will post updates to our website and social media channels as they become available. We are grateful for your support and thank you for your patience and understanding as we work to navigate this challenging time. We look forward to welcoming you back to the Gardiner soon.
The starting dates of our Spring Clay Classes will be delayed. Rest assured that no cancellation penalties will go into effect before the revised dates have been announced. We are working to develop a new schedule as quickly as possible and appreciate your understanding.
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!
There are numerous easy, low-tech methods for transferring your photographs and drawings onto pottery. Join artist Marney McDiarmid for an afternoon exploration of transferring images and patterns onto clay. In this hands-on workshop, participants will learn how to put their own designs onto pots by drawing through wax in multiple layers, using a carbon paper transfer technique, and a photocopy transfer technique. The afternoon will end with a short demo of using underglazes like watercolors to decorate pieces once they have been bisque fired.
Participants, please bring:
Please note: This is a technique class and the completed pieces will not be fired at the museum.
Gardiner Friends, please log in to access your discount. Gardiner Friends may only purchase adult clay classes at the discounted rate for membership card holders.
This class is non-refundable and non-transferable.
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*Discounts on programs and classes do not apply to ‘Get Acquainted’ level.
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Marney McDiarmid is a self-taught ceramic artist with an MA in Oral History and five years of a PhD in Cultural Studies. Since the mid 1990s she has been creating lushly decorated hand-built pieces out of porcelain, renowned for their grace and whimsy. Marney’s work has appeared in the Lark series “Prints on Clay” and in the November 2019 issue of Ceramics Monthly. In 2017 she was awarded “Best in Show” at the FUSION Clay and Glass exhibit in Toronto,…
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