After the Hebden Bridge Parade, I’ve had the idea of making more masks. I’ve been further inspired to do this by watching the progress of Thingumajig Theatre on their blog. So here I’ve finally pulled out my sculpting materials and had a go at a doll-like mask. I was working with modelling clay (like plastacine) rather than traditional clay, and it is rather horrible to use. For my next ones, I’ll get hold of some proper ‘muddy’ clay which I much prefer working with. This is papier mache using brown paper (recycled packaging). I’ve left it unpainted for now, as I quite like the colour and surface as it is. Who knows quite where I’m going with this, but I’d like to keep playing. Masks are quite interesting to me as a symbol of the way that people can wear different ‘masks’ or identities in the different areas of their life.