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
Executive Chef Bianca Azupardo presents inspired seasonal menus that showcase locally-sourced ingredients, complemented by stunning views of the city.
Savour: Food Culture in the Age of Enlightenment closes January 19! Journey back in time to the kitchen gardens of Versailles and the intimate dining room of an amorous couple. Feast your eyes on porcelain peas, glass macarons, knitted cheese, and more fun surprises before they're gone.
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!
Last year, the Gardiner presented the first International Ceramic Art Fair featuring extraordinary works by Canadian and international artists. This year, we’re building on that success with a focus on outstanding Canadian women-identified artists and the ways that they’re creating and innovating with clay.
For three days only, view and purchase new works courtesy of Shary Boyle, Janet Macpherson, Lindsay Montgomery, Julie Moon, Jeffrey Spahn Gallery, and Joan B Mirviss LTD, on display in the Gardiner’s Terrace Room.
Download the list of works
Please note: The International Ceramic Art Fair closes on November 24 at 12 pm.
Thursday November 21
The Preview Gala gives you exclusive first access to view and purchase the works on display, representing the best in contemporary ceramics. Proceeds from the Preview Gala support the Gardiner Museum’s Access Fund, making clay programs available to children and youth with limited access to arts education.
The Hon. Nicole Eaton, Co-Chair
The Hon. Hilary M. Weston, Co-Chair
Maxine Granovsky Gluskin
The Hon. Hilary M. Weston
The Hon. Margaret McCain
The Peter and Melanie Munk Charitable Foundation
David W. Binet
Susan Crocker & John Hunkin
The Thor E and Nicole Eaton Family Charitable Foundation
Ira Gluskin & Maxine Granovsky Gluskin
Header image: Shary Boyle, Clover Leaf, 2014. 12 x 35 x 20 cm. Porcelain, silver luster
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