We've reopened with modified summer hours and free admission on weekends! There's plenty of space to reconnect and amazing art to discover in all corners of the Museum. Please read our new health and safety policies before your visit.
From sticky to crusty, pliable to powdery, and shaped to shapeless, clay’s ability to transform in real time is prompting a new generation of artists to explore the possibilities of this ancient material. RAW features new work by four artists who are pushing boundaries with unfired clay: Cassils, Magdolene Dykstra, Azza El Siddique, and Linda Swanson. See it now!
We're excited to introduce Clay Date, a new online art fundraiser in support of the Gardiner Museum and inspired by the special exhibition RAW. Presented by the Young Patron Circle's SMASH Committee, Clay Date will virtually unite a community of art enthusiasts and cultural philanthropists for an evening with artist Habiba El-Sayed.
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!
As we begin to welcome visitors back to the Gardiner, we need your support to continue offering innovative and engaging exhibitions, programs, and community projects on site and online. Make a donation and help us build community with clay.
The holiday season is officially here! At the Gardiner, December is a time to discover festive treasures in our galleries, connect with family and friends through clay, and of course, to shop! With an incredible selection of one-of-a-kind ceramics, textiles, and jewellery, a visit to the Gardiner Shop is the perfect way to get into the giving spirit and support local artists. Our Shop Manager, Adeline, has rounded up a selection of unique gifts sure to please the art lover on your holiday list.
Andrea Vuletin | Floral Bottle Vases | $84 + $88 General / $67.20 + $70.40 Gardiner Friends
Add a hint of spring to any space with these beautiful floral vases by Andrea Vuletin. Each one features a unique array of plants and critters, which reflect the artist’s passion for nature. The design is incised into each vase using a delicate technique called “mishima.”
Jenanne Longman | Glamping Mugs | $36 General / $28.80 Gardiner Friends
Inspired by the traditional camping mug, these “glamping” mugs put an artistic spin on a timeless form. One of the Shop’s bestsellers, they’re sure to please any tea or coffee drinker on your list.
Evelyn Grant-Ornam | Animal Ornaments | $82 General / $65.60 Gardiner Friends
Add some whimsy to your tree! Inspired by the exhibition Savour: Food Culture in the Age of Enlightenment, these one-of-a-kind ornaments by ceramist Evelyn Grant-Ornam can double as charming decorative pieces once the holiday season is over.
Jay Burn | Crystalline Bowl | $135 General / $108 Gardiner Friends
The exquisite patterns on this bowl are the result of crystalline glazes, which induce distinct crystal-like growth on pottery when fired. The slow, complex process results in one-of-a-kind, ethereal pieces that are as beautiful as they are functional.
Aitken and Hyde | Cake Stand | $165 General / $132 Gardiner Friends
This charming cake stand is the perfect gift for the enthusiastic host or hostess in your life. Just pile on some sweet treats to add whimsy to any tea party or brunch.
Alison Brannen | Dessert Bowl | $36 General / $28.80 Gardiner Friends
These beautiful dessert bowls by ceramist Alison Brannen will take anyone’s snack game to the next level. They’re versatile enough to be used for chips and dips, nuts, candy, or just about any other snack you can think of.
Makiko Hicher | Small Vase | $48 General / $38.40 Gardiner Friends
This beautiful vase by Makiko Hicher is the perfect gift for the stylish friend in your life. Minimalist with a pop of bright turquoise, it makes for a unique and versatile piece that’s both chic and timeless.
Earrings | $96 General / $76.80 Gardiner Friends
These structural earrings will make a statement at any holiday party. 3D printed and individually hand-dyed, they’re sure to excite the contemporary fashionista on your holiday list.
Eiko Maeda | Floral Bowl | $220 General / $176 Gardiner Friends
Eiko Maeda’s bowls are functional works of art (and some of the Shop’s best sellers). Made using a unique Japanese technique called nerikomi, each bowl is thinly structured and left unglazed to enhance the unique texture of porcelain clay.
Christy Chor | Small Ceramic Birds | $120 General / $96 Gardiner Friends
How charming would these birds look as a wintery holiday centerpiece, on your windowsill, or perched on a bookshelf? Perfect for the nature-lover in your life, these ceramic birds bring a touch of the outdoors into any space.
Gardiner Friends get 20% off their purchases until December 31. With memberships starting at just $30, join today to take advantage of this limited-time offer!
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