DeBorah Goletz

Vernon, NJ



Enamored with the processes of clay and glaze, I never tire of pushing the limits with my hands, my wheel and kiln. This is the glorious journey of a maker, and the sublime responsiblity of an educator.



MFA, Sculpture 1993
     Parsons School of Design, New York, NY


AAS, Product Design

     Parsons School of Design, New York, NY


BS, Theatre Arts

     Northwestern University, Evanston, IL



Adjunct Faculty, Montclair University, Montclair, NJ 2003-present

     Ceramics I & II


Adjunct Faculty, William Patterson University, Wayne, NJ, 2004-present

      Ceramic Sculpture Kiln Tech


Adjunct Faculty, Ramapo College of NJ, Mahwah, NJ 2008-2014



Faculty, The Art School at Old Church, Demarest, NJ 2000-2019

     All Levels Ceramics Classes, Kiln Repair Workshop


Coordinator of Continuing Education Ceramics, Parsons School of Design, New York, NY 1989-1999

     Taught Ceramics I & II, Tile, Kiln Firing/Maintenance

     Managed department budget, hired instructors, fired and maintained gas & electric kilns, oversaw studio assistants



500 Teapots, Vol. II, Lark Books, 2013
Clay in the 21st Century, American Ceramic Society, 2003

Author, Ceramic Art Tile for the Home, Schiffer Publishing 2001
New York Post feature article, April 1, 2001

Feature, Ceramics Monthly Magazine, January 2000

The Art of Contemporary American Pottery, 2001

New York Times feature article, May 1, 1998


public art

Novartis Pharmaceutical, East Hanover, NJ - Three Tiled Sculptures - 2015

NY City Subway Station: Sheepshead Bay, Brooklyn - Facade, 3 Interior Murals, Decorative Tile

NJ Train Station, Ramsey, NJ - Handmade Tile & Glass Mosaic Mural, 13’x13’

John McIntire Public Library, Zanesville, OH - Facade Mural

NJ Train Station, South Amboy, NJ - Mural & Tile, Collaboration with Helene Hemmans

Trailside Nature & Science Center, Watchung, NJ - Mosaic Column

Terrence C. Reilly School, Elizabeth, NJ - Mosaic Mural

Evergreen Elementary School, Plainfield, NJ - Mosaic Door

Greenwood Lake Animal Hospital, Hewitt, NJ - Entryway Mosaic 

The Art School At Old Church, Demarest, NJ Ceramic - Mosaic Bench

Van Dyk Assisted Living Center, West Milford, NJ - Tile & Glass Facade Mural


select shows

Faculty Show, The Art School at Old Church, Demarest, NJ  2015

6th Annual Texas Teapot Tournament, 18 Hands Gallery, Houston TX  2013
For The Love Of Clay exhibit, Peters Valley Craft Center Gallery, Layton, NJ  2012

NJ Clifton Art Center shows NJ Potters Guild – Clifton, NJ  2012
Hudson River Valley Clay, Moscow Gallery, PA  2012
New Voices & Continuing Threads – Ramapo College, Mahwah, NJ  2009

Seoul National U. of Tech. – Int’l Ceramics Friendship Exhibition  2008

Mikail Zakin Gallery, The Art School at Old Church, Demarest NJ  2006
MSU Art & Design Faculty Exhibition, Montclair, NJ  2005
UBS Gallery, MTA – Celebrating 20 Years of Public Art, New York, NY  2005

WMAA Gallery, 3-Person Show, West Milford, NJ  2005
Celedon Art Gallery, Functional Ceramics, Watermill, NY  2004
Art School at Old Church NJ Small Works Show, Demarest NJ  2004

Columbus College of Art & Design, OH, Clay in 21st Century  2003

Zanesville Museum Art Festival, Zanesville, OH  1999  
Parsons School of Design, PSD-X Gallery Biennial, New York, NJ  1998
King Sejong Ceramic Art Invitational, Seoul, S. Korea  1995

Cera Gallery, IWCAT Invitational, Tokoname, Japan  1991



NJ State Council on the Arts/Arts Horizons, AIE Resident Artist

     Terrence C. Reilly School, Elizabeth NJ 2012

NYC Arts Commission Award for Design Excellence

     Sheepshead Bay Subway Station Murals 1997

Invited Artist, International Workshop for Ceramic Art

     Tokoname, Japan 1991