We've reopened with modified summer hours and free admission on weekends! There's plenty of space to reconnect and amazing art to discover in all corners of the Museum. Please read our new health and safety policies before your visit.
From sticky to crusty, pliable to powdery, and shaped to shapeless, clay’s ability to transform in real time is prompting a new generation of artists to explore the possibilities of this ancient material. RAW features new work by four artists who are pushing boundaries with unfired clay: Cassils, Magdolene Dykstra, Azza El Siddique, and Linda Swanson. See it now!
We're excited to introduce Clay Date, a new online art fundraiser in support of the Gardiner Museum and inspired by the special exhibition RAW. Presented by the Young Patron Circle's SMASH Committee, Clay Date will virtually unite a community of art enthusiasts and cultural philanthropists for an evening with artist Habiba El-Sayed.
Every object in our permanent collection can be accessed through our eMuseum portal. Learn about individual collecting areas, like Italian Maiolica or Modern and Contemporary Ceramics, or search the full collection by keyword. You'll be amazed by what you discover!
As we begin to welcome visitors back to the Gardiner, we need your support to continue offering innovative and engaging exhibitions, programs, and community projects on site and online. Make a donation and help us build community with clay.
Marney McDiarmid is a self-taught ceramic artist with an MA in Oral History and five years of a PhD in Cultural Studies. Since the mid 1990s she has been creating lushly decorated hand-built pieces out of porcelain, renowned for their grace and whimsy. Marney’s work has appeared in the Lark series “Prints on Clay” and in the November 2019 issue of Ceramics Monthly. In 2017 she was awarded “Best in Show” at the FUSION Clay and Glass exhibit in Toronto, ON. She maintains an active studio practice at her home in Kingston, ON and enjoys teaching at guilds, colleges, and for private workshops. In addition to her ceramic practice, Marney is actively engaged in social justice issues and is also a founding member of the Kingston Stilt Walking Troupe. You can find her work at a variety of shops and galleries in Ontario, at www.makeanddo.ca, and at www.marneymcdiarmid.com.
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