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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
Program Coordinator

Robert is a talented ceramic artist who was the studio manager of Mud, Sweat & Tears in NYC. There, he instituted creative programming events which included Friday Night Out, a BYOB pottery class for all levels of experience, and Wine Tasting/Pottery Making events. He is also the creator of the very popular and charming "Robear" line of ceramics.

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