The Gardiner Museum is a destination that inspires and connects people, art, and ideas through clay, one of the world’s oldest art forms. Year‐round the Museum mounts special exhibitions, events, lectures, and clay classes to complement its permanent collection.
This landmark show explores more than seven decades of Nordic aesthetic influence on Canadian design. The first exhibition of its kind, True Nordic features over 100 works by more than 60 designers. The works reflect a simple yet vital Scandinavian aesthetic tied to natural forms, materials, and imagery, and a desire to create attractive, functional objects.
Beginner- Advanced Ages 10-16 Earthenware Clay Wheel throwing 70 commercial brushing glazes 8 sessions Let your creativity shine through wheel thrown clay! Learn that wheel throwing can be more than a plate a bowl or a cup! Come and make functional, sculptural and fun decorative pieces using the pottery wheel! Learn the skills to throw […]
The Gail Brooker Ceramic Research Library is a comprehensive reference centre for research in the field of ceramics. The collection was founded in 1988 when George R. Gardiner donated 387 books, periodicals, journals, and engravings relating to the history, production, style, and sources of European ceramics. Today the collection includes over 2,500 volumes, in addition […]
Each year, people like you help the Gardiner maintain the exhibitions, collections and programs that contribute to the vitality of Toronto by engaging an increasingly diverse population and helping to create community through shared experience.
Ontario based artist Kate Hyde explores the theme of the Harlequinade in a series of colourful tableaux about the onstage and backstage world of theatre. Visitors are invited to follow some of these playful characters into the Museum’s collection of Commedia dell’arte figurines that inspired the artist.
Wednesday January 16, 2013, 6:30 – 8 pm
Speaker: Kate Hyde, ceramic artist
Ontario-based artist Kate Hyde discusses her work in the exhibition Harlequinade and the impact of theatre on her artistic practice. The talk will be followed by a focused tour of the Museum’s permanent collection in which the artist will highlight objects that have influenced her development.
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