The Gardiner is now open from Thursday - Sunday, including free weekend admission! There's plenty of space to reconnect and amazing art to discover in all corners of the Museum. Clay Restaurant is still open Tuesday - Sunday. Reservations fill up fast, so book your table early. Please read our new health and safety policies before you 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 firing up the kilns again! Join us on Saturdays and Sundays from 1 - 3 pm for drop in clay classes in our pottery studios. We've reduced our class sizes to allow for safe physical distancing, and instituted new health and safety protocols. Registration opens online at 10 am on the morning of the class. We can't wait to see you back in the studios!
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.
The Porcelain Society recognizes and honours those who have made a commitment to supporting the future of the Gardiner through a planned gift.
Members enjoy exclusive events each year that provide intimate access to international experts, collections currently in storage, and patron openings.
With their permission, members are listed in the Museum’s Annual Report and on the Museum’s website, in the hope that your gift will inspire others.
Porcelain Society Members
The Gardiner is deeply grateful to all members of the Porcelain Society for including the Museum in their legacy plans.
Alison & David Appleyard
Julia Bass Hamilton
Judy & Phelps Bell
Ann Walker Bell*
Kelvin Browne & Michael Allen
Ellen & Brian Carr
Robert & Marian Cumming
Theresa & Philip Day
Kent & Douglas* Farndale
Douglas G. Gardner*
Lorna Marsden & Edward Harvey
Diana Reitberger & Harry Beck
Isabella Smejda & Ambrose Roche
Russell David Smith & Carl Lee Shain
Maurice & Sheila Snelgrove
Joy Tyndall & Michael Pearson*
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