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Mother’s Day Gift Guide 2021

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Still looking for the perfect Mother’s Day gift? We’ve got you covered! Here are 10 gift ideas that are as special as mom. Bonus: They’re all made in Canada by women artisans. Make her day and support a local artist. It’s a win-win!

Place your order online by Saturday May 8 at 3 pm to have it ready for pickup before Mother’s Day.

Tea Bowl by Jane Wilson
$40 | $36 Gardiner Friends
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Three small tea bowls in blue and yellow

We can’t get enough of these elegant ceramic tea bowls with a colourful twist by Millbrook, Ontario-based potter Jane Wilson. Gift one to mom with a tin of her favourite tea, or mix and match to create your own set.
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Grandma Mug by Sami Tsang
$50 | $45 Gardiner Friends
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Woman wearing a polka dot shirt holding a mug

This playful mug by Sami Tsang is the perfect gift for the grandma with a sense of humour and an eye for ceramic trends (we also spy the Coral Necklace by Chic Made Consciously). Inspired by traditional Chinese painting techniques, Sami is quickly making a name for herself in the field of contemporary ceramics. Keep an eye out for an exhibition of her work in the lobby later this year.
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Flag Necklace by Here and Here
$200 | $180 Gardiner Friends
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Necklace with square ceramic beads dotted with blue, red, and yellow glaze

Jewellery and ceramics enthusiasts unite! Amy Rogers of Here and Here Jewelry in Toronto builds and glazes each individual piece intuitively with no intention of reproducing it. That means that all her jewellery is as unique and original as mom.
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A Passion for Porcelain
$50 | $45 Gardiner Friends
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Book with a white ceramic elephant on the cover

This richly-illustrated catalogue was published in honour of one of our favouite women: Curator Emerita Meredith Chilton! It also features essays from top ceramics scholars including Gardiner Museum Senior Curator Karine Tsoumis and renowned Sèvres specialist, Dame Rosalind Savill. An absolute must-have for any porcelain lover.
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Pendleton Earrings in Nude by Assinewe Jewelry
$70 | $63 Gardiner Friends
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Woman wearing a pair of nude ceramicsearrings made of geometric shapes

What better way to celebrate Mother’s Day than by supporting the next generation of women artists and makers? Toronto-based twins Edie and Jacquelyn Assinewe, members of Sagamok Anishnawbek First Nation, are both full-time students studying business and fashion. Their beaded and clay jewellery has been featured by FLARE, CityLine, Elle, and The Kit. Our pick for mom: these ceramic statement earrings in classic nude.
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The Tiger Jar Tea Towel by LUprints
$25 | $22.50 Gardiner Friends
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Blue and white tea towel draped over a wood bowl filled with fruit

True Gardiner enthusiasts will recognize the pattern on this cotton and linen Luprints tea towel from our Japanese Porcelain Gallery. Made exclusively for the Gardiner Shop, it’s the perfect way to bring the collection home. Pair it with a copy of Dragons, Tigers, and Bamboo: Japanese Porcelain and Its Impact in Europe for the ultimate Gardiner lover’s Mother’s Day gift.
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Short Cup in Orange and Purple by Queenie Xu
$42 | $37.80 Gardiner Friends
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White ceramic cup with orange and purple spatter paint

Queenie Xu’s covetable ceramic vessels are going fast! Snag one of only two remaining cups (or spring for the set) and gift mom the most enviable ceramics of the season. Queenie received her BFA from the world-famous Jingdezhen Ceramics Institute of Industrial Design, so it’s no surprise that her work is as meticulously crafted as it is beautiful.
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Silver Tulip Shield Necklace by Jordan Clarke for Enarmoured
$195 | $175.50 Gardiner Friends
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Woman wearing a silver necklace in the shape of a triangular shield

What’s more iconic than flowers on Mother’s Day? This Silver Tulip Necklace by Toronto-based designer Jordan Clarke! Inspired by ancient armour, Clarke’s collection explores the idea of protective adornment as both feminine and elegant. Each piece of wearable art is lovingly crafted by hand.
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Bump and Stripe Vase by Andrea Vuletin
$72 | $64.80 Gardiner Friends
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Small white ceramic vase with orange and yellow stripes

OCAD University graduate Andrea Vuletin creates functional objects that infuse our daily routines with a touch of colour and creativity. Arrange a small bouquet of wild flowers in this handcrafted ceramic vase for the perfect Mother’s Day gift presentation.
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Statement Earrings in White by Rachael Kroeker
$58 | $52.20 Gardiner Friends
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Woman wearing white ceramic earrings while a circular stud and dangling half moon with gold stripes

After selling out of Winnipeg-based artist Rachel Kroeker’s stunning ceramic jewellery over the holiday season, we’re excited to announce the arrival of a brand new shipment just in time for Mother’s Day! We have a wide selection of studs and drop earrings to choose from, all designed with comfort and style in mind.
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To see our full selection of handmade ceramics, jewellery, glass, textiles, and gifts for the home, visit the Gardiner Shop at gardinermuseum.com/store.

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