Mask Makers Web -- For
mask makers, this is the most fantastic listing of masks and their makers
that I've ever seen, and it's growing all the time. Most highly
of the World -- An
on-line shop for mask collectors and folk art lovers featuring tribal masks
from around the World. Includes masks for Halloween, Party, Drama,
Art, and Protection.
of Venice -- This is an intriguing site, containing images of the
Venetian Carnevale, both historical engravings and recent photographs,
and a marvelous cross-section of history.
Commedia Mask Company -- Leather masks in the tradtional Commedia
styles, as well as nuetral masks, for theatre and collectors.
Studios -- Masks and purses made from leather, by Deborah Einbender.
Art -- Monica Roxburgh, artist and mask maker with a wonderful
sense of fantasy and whimsey. Monica also works in puppet theatre,
so be sure to give a look.
Ravenwood -- Artist and mask maker, also an actor and director
Leap -- Judith Rauchfuss, whose masks are a delightful explosion
of bright colors.
her masks using rich fabrics and trims of all kinds. I have one of
Judith's masks and can personally vouch for the fine quality of her work.
Mache' by Rozani -- Masks made using classical paper mache'
techniques. She also
step-by-step instructions on her own procedures.
Masks -- Some of the finest leather masks designed and made,
many of them mythical and totemic animals, by Duncan Eagleson.
Drama -- Aristocratic and elliptical in style and content,
Noh Drama has survived as a ritualized art form for over six centuries.
The site shows traditional Japanese Noh masks and the process of making
of a wooden mask in details.
Wood -- a real stand-up guy and maker of cool leather masks.
When I first
went online with my own dot com to display and peddle my wares back in
1996, Larry was just about the only other mask maker working in leather
with a real website on the English speaking portion of the 'net.
So many folks
e-mail me about my masks, some to request apprenticeships,
to demand online instruction. I have no teaching skills as yet,
but there are
others who can instruct:
Prop Builder's Mask-Making Handbook,
Thurston James, published by Betterway Books, ISBN 1-55870-166-4.
labor under the misapprehension that I know how to make masks
Making by i Sebastiani.
other than leather -- I don't.
The links below
may shed light where I'm unable.
Pietro Longhi Theater Costumes -- Hand-made theater costumes for
sale and rental, made in Venice,
following the old tradition of dress-making.
to Venice Carnival -- This is a great site! Images
galore, and fun to explore, and it
sorts of really useful information for anyone who's planning to visit Venice
broken or outdated links -- Thanks.
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