The Gardiner Museum is open seven days a week! Explore our permanent collection, discover special exhibitions, and get hands-on with clay in our studios. We look forward to welcoming you.
Discover recent work by African American artist Sharif Bey in our lobby. Bey foregrounds African and Afro-diasporic aesthetic traditions and considers the role of historical artifacts removed from their cultures of origin.
Don't wait to sign up for the Gardiner's popular summer camps. New this year, all our week-long sessions are full-day multimedia camps, so kids can draw, paint, sculpt, and more.
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This 8-week course is designed for beginners who want to learn the fundamentals of making pottery and those looking to reconnect with clay. Working in stoneware, students are exposed to basic hand-building techniques, such as slab, coil, pinch, press moulding, and sculpting. Participants will learn the basics of wheel throwing, where they will centre, open, and pull to create basic cylindrical vessels.
This class also emphasizes surface treatment. Students are encouraged to experiment with glaze combinations on both functional and sculptural pieces.
Dates: October 3, 17, 24, 31, November 7, 14, 21, 28 (no class October 10)
Please note: For the stoneware classes, one bag of stoneware clay is provided per student. Additional bags can be purchased for $30 each. If you would like to use any special clays, please let your instructor know on the first day of class and we will place an order on your behalf. Special clays are also priced at $30 per bag.
Please read our Ticketing Policy carefully before you register.
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Audrey Mah is a contemporary ceramist. She graduated from the University of Waterloo where she received her Bachelor of Fine Arts. She continued her studies in ceramic design at the Ontario College of Art where she received a scholarship.
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