Studio Team

Karen Singer

MFA, Principal and Artistic Director

Karen earned a Bachelor of Arts at Pitzer College in Claremont, CA and a Masters of Fine Arts at the University of Pennsylvania. She did independent work in printmaking at Ecole Des Beaux-Arts in Paris, and was awarded an apprenticeship at the Moravian Pottery and Tileworks in Doylestown, PA. Though Karen’s primary medium is ceramic tile, she has also worked in a variety of media including plaster relief sculpture, etching and carved wood. She has extensive experience in collaborative mural projects with various communities from preschool children to senior citizens. She is particularly adept at engaging the participation of people at multiple skill levels to create a work of art. This process builds a sense of community, with no compromise in the quality and beauty of the finished project.

Lisa Longo

General Manager

Lisa came to KST with a background of 25 years of business management experience. She has worked in a wide range of business environments including manufacturing, real estate development, import/export, accounting, and a retail farmer’s market. Lisa began taking Karen Singer’s classes in the early eighties, became her apprentice in the nineties, officially came on board in 1993, and now runs the company.

Sebra Debrecht

BFA, Production Artist

Sebra received her Bachelors in Fine Arts and Art History from the Kansas City Art Institute in 2014. Majoring in ceramics, Sebra’s studies include a five-week study abroad at the International Ceramic Studio (ICS) in Kecskement, Hungary, and was awarded a Copaken Scholarship to attend a two-week long workshop at Anderson Ranch Arts Center in Colorado. Originally from Dallas, Texas, Sebra is a recent transplant to the Philadelphia area, and in her free time maintains a personal workspace with The Clay Studio as well as assistant teaches with the studio’s outreach program the Claymobile.