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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.
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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.
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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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