Making masks with clay moulds

I attended a mask making course by Australian artist Bill Blaikie (2004) at Welfare State International’s Lanternhouse. The technique being taught was for cast latex masks using plaster moulds, but as I’m allergic to latex I used the same method but using paper mache.

First coat of paint

Sam Keay and I made a pair of masks that carried on being a pair…

Here they are in Denis Does Dresses:

Mask making

An exploration into different types of masks.