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
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.
Executive Chef Bianca Azupardo presents inspired seasonal menus that showcase locally-sourced ingredients, complemented by stunning views of the city.
You're invited on a journey from the steamy kitchens of cooks who advocated light, flavourful cuisine centuries before our time to the dining rooms of connoisseurs who relished their meals served on newly-invented vessels. Be transported back to the 18th century through stunning objects, decadent recipes, amusing stories, and theatrical sets. Plan your visit to Savour: Food Culture in the Age of Enlightenment now!
On December 10, award-winning Cree journalist Connie Walker moderates a panel featuring exhibiting artists Cannupa Hanska Luger and Kali Spitzer, as well as Cora McGuire-Cyrette, Executive Director of the Ontario Native Women’s Health Association. The conversation will centre on the role of visual art in addressing the crisis of murdered and missing Indigenous women, girls, queer, and trans community members. Get tickets 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!
Everyone can love clay! Become a Friend at one of the world’s great specialty museums and enjoy the benefits, including unlimited admission, invitations to exhibition previews and special events, discounts on lectures and clay classes, and more.
Lynn Fisher has practiced as a ceramic artist/art educator for over 40 years.
She graduated from the Michaelis School of Fine Art, University of Cape Town and taught graduate and undergraduate ceramics in South Africa, London, England and Canada.
Lynn was a teacher and Head of the Department at the Koffler Centre of the Arts for 18 years. Concurrently, she taught at the Gardiner Museum, the ROM, and in numerous schools. Lynn has lived a life on several continents and travelled extensively throughout Europe, Turkey, India, and Mexico, studying ceramic methods and cross cultural design. She spent 12 years on the island of Rhodes, Greece, where she operated her own studio, shop, and gallery. It is this collective and extensive knowledge that she shares with students.
Lynn teaches students who wish to create, explore the medium of clay, and learn its processes. She aims to demystify the process and inspire creativity believing that everyone has the ability to create and that her workshops are opportunities for self-exploration and growth. Lynn also uses clay as a therapy for adults and children experiencing and recovering from sexual, physical, psychological, and substance abuse and as a tool for ESL students, for building corporate culture, and for celebrations. Lynn has exhibited her work nationally and internationally and continues to create and explore ceramics in her own studio. In recognition of her contribution to education through visual arts, Lynn was awarded the South African Woman for Woman award in 2000, in Canada.
Lynn currently teaches Earthenware, Stoneware, and Raku classes at the Gardiner Museum.
Get creative this holiday season by crafting a gift out of clay for a loved one!
Get creative this holiday season by crafting a gift out of clay for a loved one! ...
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