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.
Free with admission! Join us outdoors for pottery on the plaza every Saturday and Sunday from 11 am – 3 pm, weather dependent.
Families can get hands-on with clay in a safe, socially-distanced environment under the guidance of a pottery instructor. Clay tools are sterilized after each use.
Also, keep an eye on our Family Day page for links to kid-friendly resources and art activities that you can do at home, including a new project every Sunday.
Creating with Salt Clay
How to Make a Seed Bomb (video)
Make Your Own Goofus
How to Make a Paper Cup (video)
Make a Tulipiere
Make and Break
Celebrate National Indigenous History Month (low-relief sculptures)
Colourful Pots for Pride
Make a Bust
Ceramic Scavenger Hunt
Colour the Collection
Bottle Vase with Scarab Beetle
Owl Effigy Bottle
Lying Down Cow by Joe Fafard
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