Toronto Potters 20th Biennial
Media Announcement

The Toronto Potters Association mounts their 20th Biennial Juried Exhibition at the Gardiner Museum Shop from October 1 to November 15, 2018, showcasing forty works by twenty four local artists from the Greater Toronto Area and Southern Ontario. Ranging from functional to sculptural, the exhibition highlights the breadth of exceptional work produced by this community of potters and ceramists.

As part of the Gardiner’s Year of Japan celebration, Yumiko Katsuya, the recipient of a Toronto Potters award and a Tea Ceremony Master, will conduct a traditional Japanese tea ceremony during the exhibition’s Opening Reception Friday October 5 from 6 to 8pm. Sweets and matcha tea will be served.

Additional exhibition programming on Tuesday October 23 from 6:45 to 8:45 pm will feature the ancient art of Ikebana, traditional Japanese flower arranging, as Toronto Potters hosts Ikebana International Masters representing four Ikebana Schools Ikenobo, Misho, Ohara and Sogetsu.

All events are free and open to the public. Please check in with the front desk upon arrival.


The Gardiner Museum celebrates the art of ceramics and engages local and international audiences by promoting understanding of the long history of people crafting in clay. The Museum stewards a highly important collection, connecting visitors to the fundamental role of ceramics in many cultures throughout history, and offers special temporary displays, many highlighting the relevancy of
ceramics to contemporary life.The permanent collection comprises approximately 4,000 objects, and focuses on specific areas which have been collected in depth. These include the most important
collection of European porcelain in Canada, with particular strengths in Meissen, Vienna, and
Hausmaler decorated porcelain, as well as a comprehensive collection of figures inspired by the
commedia dell’arte. The Gardiner holds the best collection of Italian Renaissance maiolica in Canada, and a superb collection of English tin-glazed pottery. It preserves highly significant collections of
ceramics from the Ancient Americas, Chinese blue and white porcelain, Japanese porcelain, and
contemporary Canadian ceramics. The Gardiner is among the few museums in the world focused on ceramics, and is one of the most important specialty museums internationally. For more information, please visit: www.gardinermuseum.com.

Media Contact:
Rachel Weiner
Senior Manager, Marketing Gardiner Museum 416.408.5062

111 Queen’s Park, Toronto, Ontario, Canada M5S 2C7

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