The Gardiner is thrilled to announce the launch of CLAY, an original in-house restaurant offering seasonal menus of fresh, local fare in collaboration with The Food Dudes.
The Gardiner has reunited for the first time more than 350 objects from Sir William Van Horne’s exceptional collection of Japanese pottery alongside archival materials and stunning watercolours. See it now!
Join us for family-friendly craft activities throughout the holiday season including festive ornament-making, gingerbread cookie decorating, clay experimentation, and more.
The Gardiner Museum is among the few museums in the world focused on ceramics, and is one of the most important specialty museums internationally. It houses approximately 4,000 objects, including European porcelain, ceramics from the Ancient Americas, Chinese porcelain, Japanese porcelain, and contemporary ceramics. Search the collection online!
Everyone can love clay! Become a Friend at one of the world’s great specialty museums and enjoy the benefits, including unlimited admission, invitations to exhibition previews and special events, discounts on lectures and clay classes, and more.
May is Asian Heritage Month. Each Sunday, we’ll highlight the rich Chinese and Japanese ceramic traditions in our collection with a series of activities inspired by them.
Imari ceramics owes its name to the port in Japan from which it was traditionally shipped. It was known for its colorful style, usually a mix of orange, red, green, gilt details, and line bands. As these ceramics became increasingly popular in Europe, the style was reproduced in Britain. This Sunday, we’ll use the traditional Imari porcelain colors to paint on tiles, dividing our sections with thin lines of gold paint.
We’ll also have a calligraphy workshop in the lobby! Join us and learn to write Chinese characters with a brush. All materials will be provided.
Demonstrations of this ancient art will take place at 11 am, 12 pm, 1 pm, and 2 pm.
Image: Saucer in the Japanese Imari Style-Inspiration, Minton, c.1805-6, England, Gift of N. Robert Cumming, G01.10.15
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