The Gardiner is now open from Thursday - Sunday, including free weekend admission! There's plenty of space to reconnect and amazing art to discover in all corners of the Museum. Clay Restaurant is still open Tuesday - Sunday. Reservations fill up fast, so book your table early. Please read our new health and safety policies before you visit.
From sticky to crusty, pliable to powdery, and shaped to shapeless, clay’s ability to transform in real time is prompting a new generation of artists to explore the possibilities of this ancient material. RAW features new work by four artists who are pushing boundaries with unfired clay: Cassils, Magdolene Dykstra, Azza El Siddique, and Linda Swanson. See it now!
We're firing up the kilns again! Join us on Saturdays and Sundays from 1 - 3 pm for drop in clay classes in our pottery studios. We've reduced our class sizes to allow for safe physical distancing, and instituted new health and safety protocols. Registration opens online at 10 am on the morning of the class. We can't wait to see you back in the studios!
Every object in our permanent collection can be accessed through our eMuseum portal. Learn about individual collecting areas, like Italian Maiolica or Modern and Contemporary Ceramics, or search the full collection by keyword. You'll be amazed by what you discover!
As we begin to welcome visitors back to the Gardiner, we need your support to continue offering innovative and engaging exhibitions, programs, and community projects on site and online. Make a donation and help us build community with clay.
Ceramics has been reborn in recent years as a contemporary medium, captivating a new generation of artists working in clay today. Discover the work of five up-and-coming artists from across Canada, nominated by a panel of practitioners, collectors and arts educators. Who’s the breakout art star this year? We want you to be the judge! Vote for your favourite to win the $10,000 grand prize!
David R. Harper (Ontario)
Derya Akay (British Columbia)
Lisa Henriques (British Columbia)
Veronika Horlik (Montreal) WINNER
Zane Wilcox (Saskatchewan)
The Nominating Committee
Rory MacDonald, Assistant Professor, Chair of Craft, NSCAD University, Halifax
Pascale Girardin, Artist and Designer, Montreal
Joe Friday, Contemporary Art Collector, Ottawa
Ydessa Hendeles, Contemporary Art Collector, Toronto and New York City
Sally Michener, Artist and Teacher, Vancouver
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