This is a sample I made to demonstrate the process of mask-making for my students. Inspiration was derived from African art, and body art from a variety of cultures. While working on this face, I was thinking about the ritual scarring practiced by many African tribes, Maori facial tattoos, and the Indian art of Mehndi. The neck coils are reminiscent of the Kayan women of Myanmar and Thailand who modify their bodies by stretching out their necks with ornamental brass coils.

This is a sample I made to demonstrate the process of mask-making for my students. Inspiration was derived from African art, and body art from a variety of cultures. While working on this face, I was thinking about the ritual scarring practiced by many African tribes, Maori facial tattoos, and the Indian art of Mehndi. The neck coils are reminiscent of the Kayan women of Myanmar and Thailand who modify their bodies by stretching out their necks with ornamental brass coils.

pin 1k
heart 180
clay tiki mask. I did this in class with my 7th & 8th graders.  I had them make it into a lidded box form.

clay tiki mask. I did this in class with my 7th & 8th graders. I had them make it into a lidded box form.

pin 2.5k
heart 351
Outstanding high school ceramics - lots of great ideas - ARTISUN: Clay Masks - Student Work
pin 551
heart 36
Alasdair Neil and Sally.  another inspirational image for our mask unit.
pin 156
heart 15
Pinterest • The world’s catalogue of ideas
Search