About Us

imageI 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 involved in my children's school, their aftercare activities and was caring for my mom, who had advanced Alzheimer's disease.

From the first day, I loved being a mobile business bringing crafts to kids in schools in Broward, Dade and Palm Beach counties.  We are 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 parents and the kids!  I still make the molds and the figurines to be painted, 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 what the joy is, I am there sharing it with them.  I feel blessed every day I can make a child smile.  I like making those amazing teachers smile too!

Phyllis Robbins
 President and Founder of Ceramics on Wheels

Katya Brunstein

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 fluently bilingual in Spanish and English.  She has completed her Masters Degree in conflict analysis resolution through Nova Southeastern University in the year 2000.  She has been working for Ceramics on 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 answers "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 them feel good about themselves and their accomplishments.

Nicole Harris

Nicole was born on the island of Jamaica.  She migrated to the United States after graduating high school to attend college.  She attended Broward Community College to pursue a degree in computer programming.  She is married and a proud mother of four wonderful 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 family and well being.  She takes great pride in raising her boys to be 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 she treasures.

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 sad to leave.  The question that is usually asked is: "When will you be back, Miss Nicole?"  Her answer to that is: "No, thank you for having me!"  Her passion is to work and serve the children and the elderly.