Students will explore various techniques and concepts within the medium of ceramic sculpture. They will utilize reductive carving, relief, coils, and slab building etc. The subjects and concepts will be representational ways of seeing including the figure, and the natural world as well as abstracted ways of seeing. Students will have the ability to fire and finish their work in a variety of methods including oxidation and reduction firing in addition to cold finishing.

NOTE: There is no class on 10/11 and 11/22.

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

September 13 - December 13, 10:00 am - 01:00 pm

Days: Wednesday

Tuition: $513

Member Tuition: $488

Location: The Center for Contemporary Art

Semester: Fall 2023

Level: Adult (Intermediate to Advanced)

Instructor: John Reinking