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ELLEN E. DAY
Director

BrickHouse Ceramic Art Center was founded by Ellen E. Day in 2007. As Director of the Ceramics Department at the Craft Students League/YWCA-NYC, Ellen decided to open BrickHouse when the YWCA sold the building and closed their program. Ellen has created an energizing and creative learning environment in Long Island City. Ellen is a dedicated teaching professional with a B.F.A and an M.F.A. in Ceramics and a Certificate in Arts Administration. As a ceramicist, Ellen has exhibited nationally and is published in Ceramics: Mastering the Craft, Second Edition by Richard Zakin.


DOUGLAS BREITBART
Operations Manager 

Doug studied ceramics and sculpture at Temple University's Tyler School of Art in Philadelphia, PA and in Rome, Italy where he received his B.F.A. degree. His teachers included noted ceramacists Robert & Paula Winokur. He serves as the Operations Director of the Clay Art Center in Port Chester, NY. He currently 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.


ROBERT DESBIENS
Special Projects Coordinator

Robert has worked in clay for over 40 years, first getting hooked on clay in Junior High School. In 1998 he attended pottery wheel classes at a popular Hell's Kitchen pottery studio and several years later he was managing the business. As Special Projects Coordinator, Robert works hand in hand with the director bringing his experience with clay and the business of teaching ceramics to special event programming, educational workshops, community events like Empty Bowls and BrickHouse's Holiday Show and Sale. 

MEGAN MURPHY
Program Coordinator

Megan recently received her BFA in Ceramics at the University of Kansas. Originally from the Philippines, she was shaped to develop a burdensome work ethic in pursuit of perfection. She migrated to America in 2009. Her sculptures have been in numerous shows across America and have garnered awards. She found her place and solace in making ceramic figures not in pursuit of perfection anymore, but in trying to explore the vulnerabilities of the human experience. 

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