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Renaissance Venice was a multicultural metropolis at the intersection of trade routes linking Europe to the Islamic World, with pigments, spices, and luxury objects flowing through the city. Discover a sensory world of more than 110 objects, including Venetian ceramics and glass, Islamic metalware, and contemporary art. Plan your visit now!
Our lobby clay table is open every day from 11 am - 3 pm. Make a wish or hope for the season out of clay and display it for other visitors to enjoy. As our clay creations begin to populate the lobby, the community installation will take shape. Help us bring this symbol of joy and creativity to life!
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!
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2020 Gardiner Prize Winner
This lobby exhibition features figurative ceramic sculptures adorned with tactile designs inspired by African scarification. Scarification is an ancient, body-modifying cultural tradition practiced by various tribal groups throughout Africa. Each piece within this series is inspired by body art from a specific African tribe.
The Gardiner Museum’s Next Generation Program is made possible by Lead Supporter RBC Emerging Artists Project
About the artist
Shannon Weston is a Toronto-based ceramic artist, born and raised in Kingston, Jamaica. Her love for ceramics developed in 2016 at her alma mater, Edna Manley College. While learning about the craft, she found great fulfillment and hidden talents. Weston decided to further her studies by migrating and enrolling in the Craft and Design Program at Sheridan College in Ontario. Four years later, she earned her Bachelor’s degree. Weston uses throwing and hand-building techniques to create functional pottery and bold, figurative sculptures to express herself, reconnect with her African heritage, as well as uplift, adorn, and enrich people’s spaces and daily lives.
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