The Gardiner is now open from Thursday - Sunday, including free weekend admission! There's plenty of space to reconnect and amazing art to discover in all corners of the Museum. Clay Restaurant is still open Tuesday - Sunday. Reservations fill up fast, so book your table early. Please read our new health and safety policies before you visit.
From sticky to crusty, pliable to powdery, and shaped to shapeless, clay’s ability to transform in real time is prompting a new generation of artists to explore the possibilities of this ancient material. RAW features new work by four artists who are pushing boundaries with unfired clay: Cassils, Magdolene Dykstra, Azza El Siddique, and Linda Swanson. See it now!
We're firing up the kilns again! Join us on Saturdays and Sundays from 1 - 3 pm for drop in clay classes in our pottery studios. We've reduced our class sizes to allow for safe physical distancing, and instituted new health and safety protocols. Registration opens online at 10 am on the morning of the class. We can't wait to see you back in the studios!
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!
As we begin to welcome visitors back to the Gardiner, we need your support to continue offering innovative and engaging exhibitions, programs, and community projects on site and online. Make a donation and help us build community with clay.
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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