The Gardiner Museum is open seven days a week. Explore our permanent collection, discover special exhibitions, get hands-on with clay in our studios, dine, shop, and more.
Enter an immersive world created by Montreal-based artist Karine Giboulo, brought to life by over 500 miniature polymer clay figures that tell stories about our most urgent social issues, from the pandemic to the climate crisis. It will delight visitors of all ages!
Spring Clay Classes are open for registration and filling up fast! Secure one of the remaining spots and get creative with clay in our studios this season.
Experience the Gardiner's world-renowned collection, in person and online. From Chinese porcelain to contemporary Canadian ceramics, discover the people and histories behind the objects.
Everyone can love clay! Become a Gardiner Friend and enjoy the benefits, including unlimited admission, advanced clay class registration, invitations to exhibition previews and special events, discounts on lectures and classes, and more.
Space is limited and tickets sell out very quickly, often immediately. If you’re not able to secure a spot, please try again next time.
Tickets are sold online starting at 10 am until they have sold out. Tickets are non-refundable and non-transferable. Customers may purchase up to two (2) tickets per transaction, while supplies last. We are currently limiting participation to age 18 and older.
Please check in at the Front Desk upon arrival for the class. Bring a piece of ID as you will be asked to produce one while checking in. If you have selected the Student or Gardiner Friends rate, you will be asked to produce the appropriate ID upon arrival for the class. Unless your membership is at the Friends & Family level or higher, each participant will require their own student or membership ID.
About THIS CLASS
Our drop-in classes are perfect for potters of all levels. Experiment with various hand building, wheel throwing, and decorating techniques, and then take your creations home with you! You’ll have access to an experienced artist instructor in a professional ceramics studio, including a variety of tools, earthenware clay, and more than 70 commercial brushing glazes.
You will need to attend two (2) drop-in classes to create a glazed piece—the first for making and the second for glazing. Firing takes two (2) weeks and is generally done once after making and again after glazing. The minimum firing fee is $5, which can be paid at the Front Desk. The firing fee for works larger than 10 inches is $10. You do not have to fire or glaze your piece.
Picking up your piece
Clay pieces can ONLY be picked up during the following times:
Saturdays and Sundays from 10 am – 5 pm
Firing takes two weeks to complete, and pieces will be held for an additional 3 weeks. Please check in at the Front Desk and note that there may be a short wait depending on staff availability. We do not provide bags or boxes.
*The minimum firing fee is $5. The firing fee for works larger than 10 inches is $10.
111 Queen's Park
Canada, M5S 2C7