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Karin Pavey

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.

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.

Classes I Teach

1:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Thursday Afternoon Wheel Throwing

Learn the art of the potter’s wheel! Create functional and sculptural pieces using earthenware clay and glazes....


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