There’s more to the Gardiner than our collections. Take a clay class, learn about the art of ceramics with world-renowned guest speakers, or join us for one of our many special events.
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
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.
Our popular March Break Camps give kids the opportunity to explore their creativity through clay, meet new friends, and learn hands-on skills under the guidance of a professional artist. Spots are filling up quickly. Register 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!
Support the Gardiner's mission to champion clay, build community, and promote arts education. All of our memberships include a full year of free admission to the Museum, as well as discounts at CLAY Restaurant and the Gardiner Shop, and start and at just $30!
The Gardiner celebrates the inauguration of the Joan Courtois Gallery, spanning three levels of the Museum’s soaring staircase, with a commissioned work by Nurille Stern. Drawing from medieval European manuscripts and relief sculpture, Fable features a fantastical cast of cats, mice, and mythical creatures. Stern’s innovative lattice-like components emphasize the vertical space of the gallery, marrying clay with stained glass and polymerized gypsum.
About the Artist
Nurielle Stern is an emerging artist and graduate of Alfred University’s renowned MFA program in Ceramic Art. Stern first exhibited at the Gardiner Museum in 2013, and in 2015, her interactive installation, The Bone Runners, was presented at the Gardiner as a Scotiabank Nuit Blanche Independent Project.
She received the 2018 Craft Ontario Volunteer Committee Emerging Artist Award, and is the 2019 winner of the Winnifred Shantz Award for Ceramics.
Header image: Fable, detail; ceramic and stained glass; 2019
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