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Discover an exhibition of new work in our lobby by members of Inspirations Studio, a unique low-barrier ceramics program in Toronto for women and gender diverse people who have experienced marginalization.
Our Joy of Ceramics fundraiser returns on October 27, featuring a presentation by Sarah Milroy, Chief Curator at the McMichael Gallery, who will talk about a work by Shary Boyle, including its many meanings and her decision to donate it. This event sells out every year!
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Pippa Samsworth is the winner of the 2021 Gardiner Award, presented to a graduate from the Ceramics program at Sheridan College. Her work is inspired by memories made while growing up on the water’s edge of Lake Ontario. This display features a series of platters that capture quiet moments spent in and around Tannery Park.
The Gardiner Museum’s Next Generation Program is made possible by Lead Supporter RBC Emerging Artists Project.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Pippa Samsworth grew up in Oakville near the shore of Lake Ontario and Tannery Park. After discovering her love for clay at Crack Pot Studio with Cathleen Nicholson in 2017, Pippa studied Craft and Design at Sheridan College. She was the recipient of the FUSION Technical Achievement Award and the 2021 Gardiner Prize. Pippa is now working as a potter with Dawn Middleton at the Ye11ow Studio in Picton, Prince Edward County.
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