The Gardiner Museum is open seven days a week! Explore our permanent collection, discover special exhibitions, and get hands-on with clay in our studios. We look forward to welcoming you.
Discover an exhibition of new work in our lobby by members of Inspirations Studio, a unique low-barrier ceramics program in Toronto for women and gender diverse people who have experienced marginalization.
Our Joy of Ceramics fundraiser returns on October 27, featuring a presentation by Sarah Milroy, Chief Curator at the McMichael Gallery, who will talk about a work by Shary Boyle, including its many meanings and her decision to donate it. This event sells out every year!
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!
Help us continue to offer innovative and engaging exhibitions, programs, and community projects in person and online, as well as plan for the future. Please consider making a donation today.
Private Group Bookings are perfect for birthday parties or just a fun and creative night out with friends! All Private Group Classes are led by experienced artist-educators who specialize in ceramics and will teach participants how to hand-build their own clay creations.
Our private studio programs are typically 1.5 hours in length and include all materials, instruction, and firing fees. Our Lecture Hall space can also be included for an additional social hour after the studio program.
Duration: 1.5 hours of activity
Hand-building: $300 for 10 participants. $30 per person for any additional participants.
Pottery Wheel: $350 for a maximum of 10 participants
(Prices include materials and firing)
All bookings must be made at least 2 weeks in advance of the date of arrival. A deposit of $150 is required upon booking. Final payment is due in full on the day of your visit.
Finished pieces will be ready for pick-up two weeks after the program. Participants will be contacted to retrieve their pieces. Any work not picked up at the Museum by the provided deadline will be discarded.
Cancellation and Refunds:
All cancellations require an e-mail notice sent to the Education Manager two weeks prior to the program date. All refunds are subject to a $25 administrative fee.
111 Queen's Park
Canada, M5S 2C7