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Debra Hathaway & Eric Heath, the Heathaway's

Debra and Eric in Maryland

Eric Heath and Debra Hathaway

Debra Hathaway 
 

Born and raised in Lexington, Massachusetts, Debra (Senter) migrated to Colorado and became a drywall finisher while still in her teens.

In her early 20s she moved to Ojai, California where she ran her own business doing custom drywall and was known locally as "Drywall Debbie".  It was during this time she first experienced Renaissance Festivals, when she served as a wench at the original Southern California Pleasure Faire.

Debra's next move was to Hawaii, and while living on the Big Island she became immersed in Asian design and began creating jewelry from tassels, tapestry, fans, and chopsticks. 

Her unique designs were marketed in boutiques and upscale department stores across the nation (including Nordstrom's and Macy's).

That's Debra riding the Dragon.  To see this logo better, click on it!

When she returned to the mainland, she was juried into several Renaissance Festivals with dolls, costume accessories, and bridal wear  (including feather work and her own line of porcelain jewelry)

 

Debra's first puss in boots dolls were created in porcelain and soon she taught herself to make them into marionettes.  Her business, Dragon Wings, grew to include five Festivals and soon she had a thriving marionette and doll business as well as a successful costume accessories shoppe.

One of Debra's most special gifts is her ability is pull a vibrant person from their somber existence. When people step into her shop they become overwhelmed with the desire the try things on, pose in the mirror, and examine all the wonderful toys.  The   joyfulness of playing "dress-up" overcomes all who cross our threshold.

Debra wears many different hats each day:
Doll Maker, Milliner, Jeweler, Sculptor, Fashion Designer, Renaissance merchant, Couturiere, Mother,
Painter, Seamstress and  Boss Lady to name but a few. . .

Eric R. Heath

Eric Randall Heath, sometimes known as Mr. Hathaway

Eric R. Heath of Tipton, Indiana; Hudson, New Hampshire; Syracuse, New York; and Easton, Maryland

In 1981, after three years of college studying voice and piano,
I took a "leave of absence" to pursue a unique opportunity.
I attended and graduated from:

 Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Clown College

When I returned to Syracuse University in 1982, I submitted a proposal
 for the design of a new
Syracuse University "Orange" mascot costume,
 which was adopted and is still in use today.

My involvement with Ren Fests started in 1982 at the Sterling Renaissance Festival near Oswego, New York where I operated the Battle Axe Throw game for over a decade.

In the late 80's I became a singing pretzel man at the Maryland Renaissance Fest and eventually came to operate the Battle Axe game there as well.

Below is a sampling of my occupations thereafter,
many simultaneously:


* Administrative Secretary,
* Piano Lounge
entertainer,
*
University Cheerleading Coach,
* Clown
entertainer and instructor,
* Corporate Mascot consultant,
* Axe Thrower at Renaissance Faires,
* Computer Engineer,
*
Cruise ship Singing Waiter, and
*
record holding Pretzel selling Guy

You might have seen Eric sing and dance aboard the Spirit of Washington

My current job descriptions are: marionette engineer, sculptor, bustier designer and seamster, woodworking, desktop publishing, digital photography, catalogue design, and website developer.

I learn more every day.  

Everything you see on these 150+ web pages was done
 by myself using Microsoft FrontPage
Until Sept of 2003 I used a Kodak DC3400 2 megapixel Digital Camera,
I now use a Canon Powershot G5 with 5 megapixels.

 

I also have an unusual neurological disorder,
  called
Tourette's Syndrome, which may cause me
to spontaneously twitch, whirl, grimace or shout.

Good thing I work in an environment
where that sort of behavior is accepted, even encouraged!

I spend weekends at the Renaissance Faires
 stringing marionettes, singing, talking to myself,
 twirling, shouting nonsense, and sometimes barking.

It's quite a show, and some people think I'm a comic genius. . .

 

You can learn more about the fairytale lives of Eric and Debra in the following newspaper articles:

Washington Post, September 12, 2002

Star Democrat, May 11, 2001

Star Democrat, October 7, 2001

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Hours: 9 am to 6 pm Mon-Fri
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For slower response you may contact us by e-mail at: ohboing@yahoo.com
 

Debra Hathaway and Eric Heath
Dragon Wings LLC
PO Box 801
Easton, MD 21601
USA

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