The Gardiner is thrilled to announce the launch of CLAY, an original in-house restaurant offering seasonal menus of fresh, local fare in collaboration with The Food Dudes.
Opening October 20! The Gardiner has reunited for the first time more than 350 objects from Sir William Van Horne’s exceptional collection of Japanese pottery alongside archival materials and stunning watercolours.
Our annual 12 Trees fundraiser has evolved into New + Now, a celebration of national and international ceramics. View and purchase some of the world’s most extraordinary contemporary ceramic art, on display in Toronto for the first time.
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!
Everyone can love clay! Become a Friend at one of the world’s great specialty museums and enjoy the benefits, including unlimited admission, invitations to exhibition previews and special events, discounts on lectures and clay classes, and more.
Maker Break invites local makers, artists, chefs, and brewers to lead an intimate, open-dialogue forum on ceramics and its ties to social cultures. Focusing on ceramics’ historical connection to sustenance, this unique experience will offer new perspectives on the Museum’s permanent collection alongside curated drink and light fare.
September 29 | Henderson Brewing
November 3 | Secret Teatime
November 24 | Tokyo Smoke
Secret Teatime is a Scarborough-based studio specializing in handmade ceramic wares combining utility and beauty to enhance the multi-sensory nature of tea. Inspired by the Way of Tea—otherwise known as “Chado”—co-founders Sorlie Madox and Helen Kong will lead a tray-tea Chado service tea ceremony utilizing their beautiful ceramic creations. The ceremony will feature specially imported Japanese fresh tea curated by Momo Yoshida of Momo Tea, and access to the Gardiner’s special exhibition Obsession: Sir William Van Horne’s Japanese Ceramics.
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