In accordance with the announcement by the provincial government, the Gardiner Museum has closed temporarily. The health and safety of our visitors, staff, and the wider community remains our top priority. We'll continue to provide you with engaging digital content to keep us connected while the galleries are closed.
During our temporary closure, we're posting exhibitions and selections from our collection online. Discover Inuit ceramics, Chinese and Japanese porcelain, pottery from the Ancient Americas, and more!
In this live online event hosted by Chief Curator Sequoia Miller, artist Courtney M. Leonard will discuss three of her artworks in connection to the theme “Water”. Leonard's current work embodies the multiple definitions of “breach,” an exploration and documentation of historical ties to water, whale, and material sustainability. Register for free now!
Every object in our permanent collection can be accessed through our eMuseum portal. Learn about individual collecting areas, like Italian Maiolica or Modern and Contemporary Ceramics, or search the full collection by keyword. You'll be amazed by what you discover!
With the Museum closed temporarily, we need your support to continue to offer innovative and engaging exhibitions, programs, and community projects online, as well as plan for the future. Please consider making a donation to help us build community with clay.
Join Chief Curator Sequoia Miller for a virtual visit to the home studio of ceramic artist Julie Moon. No registration is necessary. Just mark you calendar and tune in on Instagram!
About the Artist
Julie Moon is a Toronto-based ceramic artist. Her practice is rooted in art and sculpture, but also focused on commercial projects that include a line of ceramic jewellery, pipes, and pottery.
Before she began her professional art practice, Moon spent over a decade working in Toronto’s garment industry. She later enrolled in the Fibre Arts Program at the Ontario College of Art and Design. As an undergraduate, she fell in love with clay, where she continued to be inspired by the language of ornament, tactile media, and the human figure. In 2010, Moon graduated from the MFA program at the New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University.
Since completing her studies, Moon has participated in numerous artist residency programs, including at The Ceramic Art Center in Berlin; Anderson Ranch Art Center; Archie Bray Foundation; and a four year residency at The Clay Studio in Philadelphia. She has exhibited widely across the US and Canada, including at MASS Gallery in Austin, Texas; the Philadelphia Art Fair; and The Society for Contemporary Craft and the Northern Clay Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Within Canada, Moon is represented by Birch Contemporary in Toronto.
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