In accordance with the announcement by the provincial government, the Gardiner Museum has closed temporarily. The health and safety of our visitors, staff, and the wider community remains our top priority. We'll continue to provide you with engaging digital content to keep us connected while the galleries are closed.
During our temporary closure, we're posting exhibitions and selections from our collection online. Discover Inuit ceramics, Chinese and Japanese porcelain, pottery from the Ancient Americas, and more!
On Thursday April 29 at 1 pm, join us for a free online lecture with Professor Alison McQueen, who will discuss the significant contributions of women working at Sèvres in the first century of its history. The presentation will feature works from leading international porcelain collections and bring attention to the often-overlooked roles of women retouching glaze, laying down prints, and burnishing. Register now!
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!
With the Museum closed temporarily, we need your support to continue to offer innovative and engaging exhibitions, programs, and community projects online, as well as plan for the future. Please consider making a donation to help us build community with clay.
UPDATE: As of Sunday November 15, our Drop In Classes are on hold. This is in response to the rising number of COVID cases in Toronto. While all of our classes operate within government guidelines, we have made the decision to suspend Drop In Classes for now in the interest of our communities. We apologize for the inconvenience and thank you for your understanding.
Explore the potential of working with clay (without the commitment) in one of our weekly Drop In Classes! Drop In Classes are currently happening on Sundays, with online registration opening at 10 am on the morning of each class.
Experiment with various hand building, wheel throwing, and decorating techniques under the guidance of one of our experienced artist instructors. You’ll have access to a professional ceramics studio, including a variety of tools, earthenware clay, and more than 70 commercial brushing glazes. Exercise your creativity and tap into the benefits of working with your hands.
Click on the individual classes below for more details and to register.
Please note: You can pick up your finished work on Saturdays and Sundays from 10 am – 5 pm.
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