Making Your Clay Mask


  1.  There is evidence that I utilized Historical research and stylistic influences from either African style masks or Venetian style masks.
  2. I have created a very well drawn idea of my mask and I am using this as a reference while building my mask out of clay.
  3. I am working in layers and utilizing additive and subtractive sculptural techniques.
  4. My mask is detailed, well crafted and shows strong expressionistic details such as well crafted facial features and design elements made out of clay.



1. Roll out a clay slab.

2. Create your mold. If using the face mold, use this mold initially for the impression and then create a paper mold for under your mask.  DO NOT KEEP THE PLASTIC FACE MOLD UNDER YOUR MASK.  I have 4, they are meant to be shared.

3. Cut out neatly any shapes you want removed from your mask.

4. Have your clay references up on your iPad and out while you work. You can use a wet paper towel to clean your hands or go to the sink in order to touch your iPad.

5. Smooth and refine the surface of your mask.

Clean Up:

1. Take aplastic bag open it up full and then rip in down the middle making more of plastic sheet. Wrap your mask, keeping the paper support under entirely like a present. Place your mask on a board and store under one of the art room tables.

2. Put spare clay in one of the clay bags.

3. Put away all clay tools where they belong.

4. Clean your table area with a wet paper towel.



Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s