We're thrilled to welcome you back safely to the Gardiner with new artworks and exhibitions, hands-on activities, studio classes, dining, shopping, and more. Plan your visit today!
We've reopened our doors with a series of new artworks and exhibitions on display, including Garniture Remix, an installation of vases and vessels from all areas of the collection. There's so much to discover this season!
Explore the potential of working with clay (without the commitment) in one of our weekly drop in classes, currently running on Wednesdays and Saturdays, with online registration opening at 10 am on the morning of the class.
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.
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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