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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
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You're invited on a journey from the steamy kitchens of cooks who advocated light, flavourful cuisine centuries before our time to the dining rooms of connoisseurs who relished their meals served on newly-invented vessels. Be transported back to the 18th century through stunning objects, decadent recipes, amusing stories, and theatrical sets. Plan your visit to Savour: Food Culture in the Age of Enlightenment now!
Join us on November 21 for the opening of the International Ceramic Art Fair and be the first to see and purchase exceptional ceramics by women-identified artists. Proceeds from the event support the Gardiner's clay education and outreach programs. Buy your ticket 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!
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The works that I’ve chosen for this display reflect my interest in creating ceramic vessels. Objects that have been used throughout history have been created with a purpose and function in mind. Pottery is still used in everyday life, so I feel privileged to explore the needs of today’s society through my craft. My work explores how a vessel can relate to both the past and the present. Various methods of construction and decorating techniques have been employed in the creation of these ceramic vessels.
—Jordan Scott, 2015 Sheridan Ceramics Graduate Show winner
Also in the lobby from April 1 to 15, Curio features the work of the 2016 Sheridan Ceramics graduates.
About the Artist
Jordan Scott (Canadian, b. 1991) studied ceramics at Sheridan College (Advanced Diploma, 2012-2015) and is currently a Volunteer Potter at the Leach Pottery in the United Kingdom. Scott has traveled to the United States, Great Britain and South Korea to further his understanding of the history and importance of pottery in different cultures. Upon the completion of his contract at the Leach Pottery he will continue his education in ceramics at Sheridan.
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