Doug Breitbart

Wheel Instructor

Doug studied ceramics and sculpture at Temple University's Tyler School of Art in Philadelphia, PA where he received his B.F.A. degree and in Rome, Italy. His instructors included noted ceramicists Robert & Paula Winokur. He served as the Operations Director of the Clay Art Center in Port Chester, NY. He currently is the Operations Manager at BrickHouse.  He works with porcelain and white stoneware and fires his work in wood firings under the direction of Bruce Dehnert at Peters Valley Craft Center in Layton, NJ.

Rosanne Ebner

Handbuilding Instructor

Rosanne received her B.F.A. degree from Syracuse University, an M.A. degree from Adelphi University and an M.F.A. degree from Queens College.  She was a graduate assistant for the ceramics department at Adelphi. She assisted in the construction of Peter's Valley’s Salt Fire kiln and also Adelphi's Anagama kiln. Presently, Rosanne is an Adjunct Ceramic Instructor at Nassau Community College. She exhibits her work in New York City and in Long Island.

Peter Goldwater

Wheel Instructor

Peter received his MFA from Pratt Institute. He views himself as a sculptor who works in clay. He is also an accomplished potter. He sells his work at local craft fairs and his latest exhibit was in 'Loosely Coupled' at Governor's Island.

Liberty Valance

Handbuilding Instructor

Working in clay since 1970, Liberty makes functional ceramics. She is inspired by kittens and nature walks. Painting her pots with whimsical scenes, she shares her imagination with the viewer. She previously taught at The Craft Student's League in NYC.

Janet Belden

Wheel Instructor

Janet studied ceramics and painting at the Louisville School of Art in Kentucky where she received her BFA. Her further education continued on with workshops taught by notable ceramic artists such as Walter Ostrom, Linda Arbuckle, Andrea and John Gill, Ayumi Horie, Bruce Dehnert and Susan Beecher to name a few.  She has taught ceramics throughout the New York area including Adjunct Professor at Kingsborough Community College and instruction at the YMCA Artworks Pottery program. Her work in low fire earthenware to stoneware, both mid range to wood fire is usually embellished with painterly surface techniques as well as to attention to the beauty of glaze combinations to enhance her forms.

Puneeta Mittal

Wheel Instructor

After moving to the United States in 1994, Puneeta discovered her passion for clay and focused on exploring clay forms and surfaces with Betty Busby of “The Clayroom” studio at Oyster Bay, NY. 

In 2006 she graduated with an MA in Studio art from Adelphi University, followed by an MFA from Long Island University in 2008. Puneeta was invited to teach ceramics at Adelphi University in 2005, and in 2010 at Suffolk County Community College where she instructs as an Adjunct Professor. 

Kam Wong

Wheel Instructor

Kam studied illustration at Pratt Institute but found her love of ceramics at the YWCA in 2001.  In 2013, Kam began selling her work at various craft shows throughout the tri-state area, in local retail stores and had exhibited at the LIC Arts and New York Tokyo CAFA.  Kam joined Brickhouse in 2005 and has been a fixture at the studio since. 

Jacob Reinstein

Kids Handbuilding Instructor