The masks depicted here are art object, ceramic masks.
I started making ceramic masks as another form of moving mediation. I rarely have a plan when I start. They clay tells me what it wants to be as I go along. Names and emotions come to me as I create. They all have their own story and belong in distinct worlds. You view them in slices, nooks & crannies. Most of them are highly influenced by nature. They are personifications of different landscapes - both the natural exterior and the emotional interior.
I use a variety of methods for surface decoration. Some are painted with underglazes, some with acrylics and a few have been Raku fired. Occasionally I'll add additional embellishments such as beads, precious metal foils or synthetic foliage.