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.
Step 3: Supplies
(access to kiln, if you use ceramic clay)
Step 4: Begin Handbuilding
I started with the red clay
Step 5: Mouth
I opened a large area that will become the mouth
Step 6: Nose
I shaped a nose for the mask
score the clay
rub slip (very wet clay) on scoring area and attatch to mask
place mask over mounded shape, open holes for eyes
Step 11: Ears
make the ears, score and slip the pieces in place on mask
Step 12: Hair
Step 13: Holes
be sure to make holes for hanging
Step 14: Cover
place the mask on a board and wrap in plastic for several days so the clay becomes leathery.
Step 15: White Clay
use white clay to make eyeballs and teeth
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
Step 18: Finished
glaze and fire to finish mask or let air dry.