New Gas Kiln added to The Center for Contemporary Art Ceramics Program

John Reinking with The Center for Contemporary Art's New Gas Kiln
John Reinking with The Center for Contemporary Art's New Gas Kiln
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BEDMINSTER, N.J. - Oct. 12, 2016 - PRLog -- The Center for Contemporary Art ("The Center") is pleased to announce the addition of a gas kiln to its popular ceramics program. Intermediate to advanced students will utilize the kiln to enhance their work via a reduction process that enriches the finish and produces colors that are unattainable in an electric kiln.

Under the direction of Elie Porter Trubert, Executive Director, four years ago The Center hired John Reinking to lead the ceramics program. Mr. Reinking and his team of talented teaching artists have grown the program to offer a broad range of classes for the community. The new gas kiln joins a ceramics studio already outfitted with two electric kilns, a slab roller and specially designed hand-building table. The program is also proud to have the area's only wheelchair-accessible pottery wheel, allowing everyone to participate.

The addition of the new gas kiln takes The Center's ceramics program to the next level and establishes The Center for Contemporary Art as the "go to" place for ceramics offering a versatility of firing not found in any other community art centers.

"The acquisition of this gas kiln has been a long time in coming and would not have been possible without the generosity of Hyde & Watson Foundation, The E.J. Grossman Trust and individual donations from The Center's students. We are thankful to everyone who has supported this project and are excited about the new classes, workshops and opportunities we will be able to offer our students" says Executive Director, Elie Porter Trubert.

The Center's ceramics program offers classes for children and adults at all levels of expertise during the fall, winter, and spring semesters and the area's only ceramics summer camp. For further information or to register for a class, please visit The Center for Contemporary Art online at or call (908) 234-2345.

About The Center for Contemporary Art

Founded in 1970, The Center for Contemporary Art is a vital regional art center with a vibrant studio art school, extensive exhibition program and important community outreach component. The Center for Contemporary Art is committed to enabling all visitors to experience its classes and workshops, exhibitions and public programs. Visitors requiring an accommodation or service should contact The Center at least two weeks prior to the scheduled visit. The Center is located at 2020 Burnt Mills Road in Bedminster, NJ. For further information, please call (908) 234-2345 or visit The Center for Contemporary Art online at

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Bedminster, NJ 07921
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