Heather Piper‘s love of everything handmade has lead her down many avenues of creative expression from stop motion animation, puppet theater, papercraft and more. Inspiration is born from many places, be it world travel and indigenous artwork, mythology, folklore, science fiction and sequential art forms. We live in an age of waste and mass production, planned obsolescence and expiration dates. Heather seeks to reuse materials such as cardboard, paper, found objects and recycling in her personal work. http://www.piedpiperpuppets.com/
Dorthy Thielsen is a puppet fabricator and sculptor located in Queens. She works for the Puppet Kitchen as one of their fabricators. Thielsen has created puppets for Hand to God, The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show, Bill Hader, and many other clients. Thielsen teaches sculpting and puppet fabrication across the country. She attended The Academy of Art University and majored in Stop Motion Puppet Fabrication. Her skills include mold making, sculpting, machining, patterning, and sewing. This will be Thielsen’s first time puppeteering. Thielsen helped to fabricate the puppets for this show with Heather Piper.