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For more than two decades Heidi Mollenhauer worked as a professional singer in musical theater and as a solo cabaret performer in New York City, throughout the country, and abroad.
She is best known as the singing voice of Esmeralda in Walt Disney's "The
Hunchback of Notre Dame".
Heidi first came to Xiem Clay Center and to the potter's wheel in 2007 while taking a
break from performing. She has been at it ever since.
Heidi's current work focuses on finding fluidity, movement and gesture by exploring
the rhythmic and musical relationship between the potter's wheel and the hand. She
plays with wheel speeds, pull speeds and pressure, altering the piece both while it is
in motion and idle. She uses very few tools and leaves her pieces untrimmed to
preserve the spontaneity of the making.