215-Glaze Chemistry

This course instructs the student in the theory and practice of glaze chemistry and glaze formulation. This curriculum starts at the beginning and goes through the materials, heat, cones, temperature, chemistry, colorants, glaze flaws, and more! Students will learn how to formulate original glazes from glaze materials. Instruction will cover stoneware and porcelain glazes. Special glaze effects such as lusters, ceramic decals, underglazes and overglazes will also be discussed.

NOTE: Ceramics students of The Center who were enrolled in our Winter 2024 semester and who wish to continue their studies in wheel-throwing, handbuilding, or sculpture, are invited to register for Glaze Chemistry at a 10% discount when they register for their foundational ceramics class.

Special Notes

All students must comply with the Policies and Procedures found on The Center's website. There will be no refunds for students removed from class for failure to observe The Center’s Policies and Procedures.


Students require a basic pottery tool kit and clay. Students may purchase a set of tools from The Center or bring their own. Clay must be bought from The Center.

About the Instructor

John Reinking

BFA Mason Gross, Rutgers, MFA Marywood University. Associate Adjunct Professor at Raritan Valley Community College and County College of Morris; works found in many private collections; represented by Peters Valley Craft Center and Connexions Gallery in Easton, PA; exhibits in national group shows regularly.


Class Details

April 03 - May 22, 10:00 am - 01:00 pm

Days: Wednesday

Tuition: $357

Member Tuition: $332

Location: The Center for Contemporary Art

Semester: Spring 2024

Level: Adult

Instructor: John Reinking