Frequently asked questions
How are these made?
Every mask starts off as sculpture made out of clay. The clay sculpture is then covered in a thick layer of plaster and burlap to create a "Mother Mold" negative. The origional clay sculpture is then cleaned out of the mold thus being destroyed in the process. The cleaned out mold can now be filled with liquid latex to create a positive casting in latext that can be finished and painted.
What is a RAW LATEX finish
All mask are cast in high quality liquid latex. Once the latex cures it can be removed from the mold to create a positive "raw" casting. The term "raw" refers to a mask that is not trimmed, cleaned or primed. They normally exclude and additional decorations like teeth, eyes , horns ect. Inherently they are cheaper because less time has gone into the production.
Why would I want a RAW LATEX mask?
Some collectors and buyers like to paint their own versions of masks. Someone may like a sculpt that was created but they want to paint it themselves or do an alternate version of a paint job that better suites their taste or purpose.