I founded The Original Ceramics
on Wheels, Inc., in June of 1998, with
the intent of starting over as a single mom, working from home, and
being able to have a flexible, fun job part time. I was
in my children's school, their aftercare activities and was caring for
my mom, who had advanced Alzheimer's disease.
the first day, I loved being a mobile business bringing crafts to
kids in schools in Broward, Dade and Palm Beach counties. We
an approved vendor for all three school districts, Parks and
Recreation, YMCAs, ASP, ARC, PTAs, SAAC, Girl Scouts, hotels, assisted
living communities, churches, synagogues, special needs and many more.
Our birthday parties are always a favorite for both the
and the kids! I still make the molds and the figurines to be
and we have added a new craft every two years. I have had the
privilege to be hugged and thanked endlessly on this job by people that
come up to my waist and I can't think of a better way to spend one hour
at a time.
My intent now has changed.
My children have grown up, my mom
passed on, and I am working to reach as many children as possible to
have fun with art, to be creative, and to keep their creations as a
past reminder of a day in their childhood! Some children have
never had the opportunity to paint before we visited their school.
Some of the children can't get past the joy of washing their
paintbrush and watching the water change color. No matter
the joy is, I am there sharing it with them. I feel blessed
day I can make a child smile. I like making those amazing
teachers smile too!
President and Founder of Ceramics on Wheels
Katya was born in Peru and moved to the United States when she was 10
months old and has completed all her studies here in the United
States. She is a US citizen since 1984. She is
bilingual in Spanish and English. She has completed her
Degree in conflict analysis resolution through Nova Southeastern
University in the year 2000. She has been working for
Wheels since 2001 serving thousands of children in the tri-county area
in aftercare and enrichment programs. Her love for arts and
crafts has spilled over into the classrooms, as well as her love of
children. She always has a smile on her face and always
"no problems" to anything that should arise. Her skill as a
mediator has facilitated means on dealing with children that might have
problems with their work or their peers. She always makes
feel good about themselves and their accomplishments.
Nicole was born on the island of Jamaica. She migrated to the
United States after graduating high school to attend college.
attended Broward Community College to pursue a degree in computer
programming. She is married and a proud mother of four
boys: Two of her own and the other two she inherited when her
sister passed away. She was a stay-at-home mom up until five
years ago when she started working for Ceramics on Wheels, a job she
truly treasures. Her first and most important job is her
and well being. She takes great pride in raising her boys to
respectable young men in our society. She says she is truly
blessed to have had the opportunity to be at home with her boys, a gift
Nicole considers her job at Ceramics on Wheels a very rewarding one.
She is usually the bearer of fun when she arrives and is very
to leave. The question that is usually asked is: "When will
be back, Miss Nicole?" Her answer to that is: "No, thank you
having me!" Her passion is to work and serve the children and