There’s more to the Gardiner than our collections. Take a clay class, learn about the art of ceramics with world-renowned guest speakers, or join us for one of our many special events.
The Gardiner Museum celebrates the art of ceramics and engages local and international audiences by promoting understanding of the long history of people crafting in clay.
Through the display of its permanent collections and special exhibitions, as well as through studio education, programs that engage diverse communities, and major contributions to scholarship, the Gardiner champions ceramics.
Support from the community is vital to the Gardiner’s ability to continue to provide
Reserve your table at CLAY Restaurant for January 31 - February 13 and enjoy a delicious $33 prix fixe menu featuring fresh, local fare. Choose from mushroom toast with burnt honey, Fogo Island cod fish and chips, our famous lamb burger, and more delectable dishes created by Chef Bianca Azupardo and her team.
The Gardiner Museum is always adding to our collection of both historical and contemporary ceramics. Our current lobby exhibition brings together a selection of modern and contemporary works acquired since the arrival of Chief Curator Sequoia Miller in April 2018 and on display for the first time.
Our popular March Break Camps give kids the opportunity to explore their creativity through clay, meet new friends, and learn hands-on skills under the guidance of a professional artist. Spots are filling up quickly. Register now!
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!
Support the Gardiner's mission to champion clay, build community, and promote arts education. All of our memberships include a full year of free admission to the Museum, as well as discounts at CLAY Restaurant and the Gardiner Shop, and start and at just $30!
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.
Her work has been sold in Canada, USA, and Mexico, and has been exhibited at the George Gardiner Museum of Ceramic Art. Audrey has received numerous awards from the Ontario Arts Council, and has taught the sculpture program at the Art Gallery of Ontario, as well as the children and adult pottery classes at the Royal Ontario Museum. Currently, she instructs and develops programs at the Gardiner Museum and workshops at various Toronto District schools.
Audrey works regularly with children to create murals through VIBE Arts, an award-winning charitable organization committed to providing children and youth in under resourced communities. She has also been teaching adult and children classes at the Avenue Road Arts School since 2005.
This course offers an introduction to various hand-building and wheel-throwing techniques. Students will also explore slip casting and press moulding using existing moulds, as well as glazing techniques using earthenware clay.
This course offers an introduction to various hand-building and wheel-throwing techniques. Students will also explore slip casting and press moulding using existing moulds, as well as glazing techniques using earthenware clay....
Create decorative, functional, and sculptural pieces using hand-building and wheel-throwing techniques. Learn about the possibilities, processes, and histories of clay.
Create decorative, functional, and sculptural pieces using hand-building and wheel-throwing techniques. Learn about the possibilities, processes, and histories of clay....
This wheel throwing camp will teach kids how to center, open and pull up the walls to create bowls, vases, goblets, and glazing application techniques.
This wheel throwing camp will teach kids how to center, open and pull up the walls to create bowls, vases, goblets, and glazing application techniques....
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