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 Family Days are on hold. This is in response to the rising number of COVID cases in Toronto. While all of our classes and clay activities operate within government guidelines, we have made the decision to suspend Family Days for now in the interest of our communities. We apologize for the inconvenience and thank you for your understanding.
Free with admission! Join us for family pottery activities every Saturday, Sunday, and Holiday Monday from 11 am – 3 pm.
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. Capacity is strictly limited to 10 participants at a time.
You can also get creative at home! Click on the links below for kid-friendly resources and art activities.
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
Gone Fishing: Make a Fish Plate
Make a Paper Payce
Make a Sunflower Box
Colour the Collection
Bottle Vase with Scarab Beetle
Owl Effigy Bottle
Lying Down Cow by Joe Fafard
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