© 2019 by DeBorah Goletz

    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 - 2014

    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