We've reopened with modified summer hours and free admission on weekends! There's plenty of space to reconnect and amazing art to discover in all corners of the Museum. Please read our new health and safety policies before your 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 excited to introduce Clay Date, a new online art fundraiser in support of the Gardiner Museum and inspired by the special exhibition RAW. Presented by the Young Patron Circle's SMASH Committee, Clay Date will virtually unite a community of art enthusiasts and cultural philanthropists for an evening with artist Habiba El-Sayed.
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.
Mindfulness is the ability to become fully present in this moment, in a particular way, with a non-judgmental attitude. – Jon Kabat-Zinn
This workshop, led by registered art therapist Suzanne Thomson, is suitable for students being introduced to mindfulness for the first time as well as for those with previous mindfulness experience. It is an invitation to befriend who you are now, in this moment, at this time, through the medium of clay.
Mindfulness is about learning to pay attention to the present moment with openness, curiosity, and compassion. In this two-hour workshop, we will explore clay as a medium for deepening our experience of the present moment. In an open studio practice, we will learn to focus attention on the dance between breath and clay, awakening to our present moment experience through the senses.
The emphasis will be on the process of working with clay while not being attached to the product we create.
Everyone will be invited to take their clay home to continue developing a mindfulness practice.
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Please note: Gardiner Friends may only purchase adult clay classes at the discounted rate for membership card holders.
This class is non-refundable and non-transferable.
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A registered art therapist for over 25 years, Suzanne Thomson integrates mindfulness and sensorimotor psychotherapy to facilitate healing and community engagement.
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