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Holiday Gift Guide 2019: Adeline’s Picks

Two ceramic birds
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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.

Two ceramic vases decorated with plants and insects

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.”

Two white ceramic mugs with decoration

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.

Colourful animal ornaments

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.

Plate with blue crystaline glaze

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.

White ceramic cake stand with decoration

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.

Small colourful ceramic bowls

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.

Turqouis and tan ceramic vase

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.

Red geometric earrings

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.

White and pink floral ceramic bowl

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.

Two ceramic birds

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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