John Reinking

John Reinking bio

John Reinking is a ceramic artist residing in rural Hunterdon County, New Jersey. His forms are organic and contemporary, while his palette is earthy in nature. John has a tunnel style woodfire kiln, that he fires 2 times a year. Each 7-day firing consumes approximately 7 cords of wood during the firing. The firing reaches temps of 2400 degrees, and holds about 750 pieces. John is a Berkeley Heights native, and graduate of Governor Livingston High School class of 1996. He graduated with a BFA from Rutgers University, Mason Gross School of the Arts. He then received an MFA from Marywood University.  Currently, John is an Adjunct Professor at Raritan Valley Community College in the Ceramics Department and is the Ceramics Program Director at the Center of Contemporary Art in Bedminster NJ. John exhibits in national and international group shows regularly.  His work can also be found in many international private collections.  He is represented by Peters Valley School of Craft and Connexions Gallery in Easton, PA.


Wild New Jersey Clay

Come learn about different methods for finding/identifying, harvesting, refining and using locally sourced “wild” clay. You will learn about the chemistry and science behind refining the wild clay, and ways […]

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