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what's happening at the gardiner museum of ceramic art

updated tue 18 mar 03


Sarah Newby on mon 17 mar 03

What' s Happening at the Gardiner Museum of Ceramic Art
The Artful Teapot: 20th Century Expressions From the Kamm Collection
Feb. 6 - May 25
The Artful Teapot: 20th Century Expressions from the Kamm Collection is an
exhibition of 260 teapots from one of the world's largest collections, owned
by Sonny and Gloria Kamm of Pasadena, California. A wonderful, wild and
slightly wacky exhibition will explore the artist's endless fascination with
this functional form in ways that are certain to challenge the viewer's
imagination. This is the only Canadian showing of this exhibition.

Stephen Twining Lecture and High Tea at the Gardiner Museum of Ceramic Art
March 20th 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Stephen Twining from the Twinings Tea Company will be at the Gardiner Museum
for a special day about tea. Stephen Twining will lead a talk about tea,
where he will speak on various topics including: the history of tea, the
health benefits of tea, future trends of tea, and how to make the perfect
cup. Following this enlightening lecture will be a scrumptious high tea with
mouthwatering scones and the finest tea Twinings has to offer. After this
engaging hour, ticket buyers will be invited to explore "The Artful Teapot:
20th Century Expressions from the Kamm Collection". This event is to raise
funds for the Gardiner Museum's educational programs.
Tickets are $50.00 per person

Through eBay, the Gardiner Museum of Ceramic Art will be auctioning off the
opportunity for 10 people to enjoy high tea at the King Edward Hotel in
Toronto with Stephen Twining. This event will celebrate "The Artful
Teapot:20th Century Expressions From the Kamm Collection", and the 100th
Anniversary of the King Edward Hotel. This one of its kind event will take
place on the afternoon of March 21st.
Please visit to bid on this one of a kind item!

The Maya Universe
Wednesday, April 2, 6:30 pm
Two slide talks by experts working in the field of Maya studies.
$12 public, $10 members, seniors, and students

Lords of Creation:
The Origins of Sacred Maya Kingship
Dorie Reents- Budet, curator of one of the Gardiner Museum's most popular
exhibitions, Maya Universe: Classic Maya Art, Patronage and Culture, AD
250-1600, returns with a slide-talk on the topic of her current project.

Continuing Excavations at Lamanai:
The Ottawa Complex
Siobhan Boyd, archaeologist and educator at the Gardiner Museum, has been
excavating in Belize and brings recent news of sites and reconstructions.

David Chatt Lecture
Friday, April 4, 6:00 - 7:30 pm
David Chatt received his BA in design at Western Washington University,
Bellingham. He also studied at Pilchuck Glass School in Stanwood,
Washington, with Felice Nittolo and Hank Murta. His imaginative beadwork has
been shown at many exhibitions since 1992, including "Rebellious Bead": (an
exhibition traveled by the Bellevue Art Museum, 2000) and "Beadz:
Contemporary Bead Artists" American Craft Museum, New York, 2000. His work
is included in The New Beadwork by Kathleen Moss and Alice Scherer, (New
York, Abrams, 1993).
$12/ $7 members, students and seniors
Free to those who are registered in David Chatt's workshop, Saturday April 5
and Sunday April 6.

Lecture: Hans Coper: Pictures and Views Presented by Peter Collingwood in
Conversation with Sue Jefferies
Friday April 11, 6:00 - 7:30 pm
Peter Collingwood is the pre-eminent authority on contemporary weaving
techniques. Now 81 years old, he is finally visiting Toronto, from the U.K.,
and will participate in classes and programs with the Textile Museum of
Canada. At the Gardiner Museum he will speak informally with curator, Sue
Jefferies, about his long working relationship with Hans Cooper, one of the
subjects of our 2002 exhibition, "Ceramic Modernism: Hans Cooper, Lucie Rie
and Their Legacy."
$9 public/ $7 members, seniors, and students

Gardiner Museum Shop Show
Bowls 2003
March 9 - 30
The Gardiner Museum shop presents its annual invitational group show of
breathtaking bowls by more than 35 Canadian artists, representing a wide
range of styles and techniques. Artists include Thomas Aitken, Scott Barnim,
Susan Card, Wai-Ming Cheung, Harlan House, John Ikeda, Eriko Kakiuchi, Diane
Nasr, Laura Kukkee, Marc Lemieux, Fumiko Maehara, Audrey Mah, Kathy
Matsushita, Zsuzsa Monostory, Kayo O'Young, Karin Pavey, Pauline Pelletier,
Mary Philpott, Bill Reddick, Gloria Richmond, Truus Roest-Chapman, Richard
and Carol Selfridge, Ian Symons and Eric Wong.

Weekly Drop-In Clay Class
Every Sunday 1:00- 3:00 pm
First Come First Served
$8 General Public/ $6 members, seniors, students/ $5 Kids Under 12/$3 Glaze
and firing (clay-pit)

a la carte Restaurant at the Gardiner Museum
Open Monday to Saturday 11:30 am to 4:00 pm
Phone 416-408-5072 for reservations.


The Gardiner Museum of Ceramic Art is the only ceramics focused museum in
Canada. Founded in 1984 by George and Helen Gardiner, it houses their
internationally renowned collections of Ancient American ceramics, Italian
Renaissance Maiolica, 17th c. English delftware, 18th c. English porcelain,
and as well as gifted collections of 19th c. Minton, Chinese and
contemporary ceramics. In 2004, the Gardiner will undergo a strategic
renovation and expansion of its physical space and facilities to house its
ever-growing collections and increasingly popular educational programs.

For more information or to book for any of the above listed programs please

Gardiner Museum of Ceramic Art
111 Queen's Park (Museum Subway)
Toronto, Ontario M5S 2C7
Phone 416-586-8080

Monday, Wednesday, Friday 10am 6pm
Tuesday and Thursday 10am-8pm
Saturday and Sunday 10am-5pm

Adults $10, students, seniors $6
Families $24, children under 4 free
Free first Tuesday of the month.