International Ceramic Art Fair 2023 at the Gardiner Museum

Ramekon O’Arwisters, Bitten 2, 2021, Ceramic shards, fabric, zip ties, beads, jewelry. Courtesy of Patricia Sweetow Gallery

International Ceramic Art Fair

June 8 – 18, 2023
Gardiner Museum, Toronto

The International Ceramic Art Fair (ICAF) returns to the Gardiner Museum from June 8 – 18. ICAF is a 10-day celebration of some of the most compelling recent ceramic art, featuring works by emerging and established artists from a wide range of backgrounds, as well as online and in-person programming by artists and curators. Entry to ICAF is included with Museum admission.

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Alongside the artworks presented in the fair, ICAF 2023 will include a symposium on June 9 and 10, supported by the Raphael Yu Centre of Canadian Ceramics and in collaboration with A-B Projects. Toward Future Bodies, brings together artists, scholars, and other voices from Canada and internationally to explore the boundaries of our species and our connection to other life forms as expressed through ceramics and clay.

Artists & Galleries

This year’s featured artists and galleries are: Courtney M. Leonard, Crystal Morey, David R. Harper, Itō Tadashi, Jess Riva Cooper, Judy Chartrand, Manuel Mathieu, Ramekon O’Arwisters, Sakiyama Takayuki, Stephanie Hanes, Susan Collett, Yoshikawa Masamichi, Ferrin Contemporary, Galerie Hugues Charbonneau, Joan B Mirviss LTD, and Patricia Sweetow Gallery.

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Jess Riva Cooper, Sporophore Series, 2023, Porcelain, paper-clay, glaze, gold lustre, Photo: Phillipa C. Photography. Courtesy of the artist

Featured Programs & Events

Online Artist Talk with Manuel Mathieu
June 8, 7 – 8 pm ET
Join exhibiting artist Manuel Mathieu for an online conversation about his practice with Gardiner Museum Chief Curator Sequoia Miller. Tickets are PWYC starting at $5.
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ICAF Tour with Artist David R. Harper
June 9, 11 – 12 pm
Tour the International Ceramic Art Fair with exhibiting artist David R. Harper. Includes Museum admission.
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ICAF Tour with Curatorial Resident Sarah Edo
Tour the International Ceramic Art Fair with emerging curator Sarah Edo. Includes Museum admission.
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Indo-Caribbean Women Past and Present
June 14, 6:30 – 8 pm
This free panel will address the broad scope of Indo-Caribbean women’s lived experiences in the social, political, and cultural realms in response to the exhibition Reclaimed: Indo-Caribbean HerStories by Toronto-based artist Heidi McKenzie.
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Online Artist Talk with Courtney M. Leonard and Judy Chartrand
June 16, 4 – 5 pm ET
Join exhibiting artists Courtney M. Leonard and Judy Chartrand for an online discussion about their work and practice. Tickets are PWYC starting at $5.
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Crystal Morey, Replanting: White Rhino Airlift, 2021, Hand sculpted porcelain, cone 7, Courtesy of Ferrin Contemporary

About the Gardiner Museum

The Gardiner Museum brings together people of all ages and communities through the shared values of creativity, wonder, and community that clay and ceramic traditions inspire.

We engage audiences with exhibitions, programs, and hands-on classes, while stewarding a significant permanent collection. We interpret historical ceramics to emphasize their relevance today, and champion emerging and established Canadian artists and their role in the broader world. The Gardiner Museum innovates through clay education, as we bring together the experience of making with a deeper understanding of the art of ceramics.

We believe in making, looking, and thinking through clay.

The Gardiner Museum has a collection of over 4,000 objects from the Ancient Americas, Europe, Japan and China, as well as contemporary works with an emphasis on leading Canadian artists. It is among the few museums in the world focused on ceramics and is one of the world’s most notable specialty museums.

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