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a fun and easy decorative mask to make using two different colors of clay. I made these ceramic masks using red and white grog. and glazed and fired them. This project could be adapted to any type of clay.
 
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Step 3: Supplies

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Red clay
White clay
clay tools
board
plastic bag
clear glaze
(access to kiln, if you use ceramic clay)

Step 4: Begin handbuilding

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I started with the red clay

Step 5: Mouth

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I opened a large area that will become the mouth

Step 6: Nose

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I shaped a nose for the mask

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score the clay

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rub slip (very wet clay) on scoring area and attatch to mask

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place mask over mounded shape, open holes for eyes

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create eyelids

Step 11: Ears

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make the ears, score and slip the pieces in place on mask

Step 12: Hair

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add hair

Step 13: Holes

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be sure to make holes for hanging

Step 14: Cover

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place the mask on a board and wrap in plastic for several days so the clay becomes leathery.

Step 15: White clay

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use white clay to make eyeballs and teeth

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working on the back of the mask place eyes in eyeholes and gently smear the clay so the pieces stay in place.

Step 17: Add the teeth

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Step 18: Finished

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glaze and fire to finish mask or let air dry.
HollyMann10 months ago
These look AMAZING Susan!!! Really great job - very detailed instructable too! Thank you!
poofrabbit10 months ago
Oh Susan these are great!! I always love seeing what you come up with. :)
Susan Cirigliano (author)  poofrabbit10 months ago
THANKS!!!!!