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!
Karin Pavey has been a ceramic instructor for many years at the Gardiner Museum.
She began her ceramic studies in Sweden and is a graduate of both Sheridan College and the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design (NSCAD), where she received a BFA.
In addition, she has taught at Sheridan College and the ROM, and is currently an art educator for the Toronto District School Board. Through in-class demonstrations and dialogue, she strives to encourage a passion for making objects out of clay. Karin is an established and respected Canadian potter whose colorful tableware has been exhibited in North America and Europe. She has been the recipient of many awards and honors, including grants from the Ontario Arts Council, and her work has been showcased extensively in both public and private collections. Karin travels frequently to Europe, where she continues to draw inspiration for her work.
Using mainly hand-building techniques, but also some wheel-throwing, this course will focus on creating unique tableware. Suitable for beginner and intermediate students.
Using mainly hand-building techniques, but also some wheel-throwing, this course will focus on creating unique tableware. Suitable for beginner and intermediate students....
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....
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