Friday, April 20, 2012

Views of My Studio

I've had a lot of "stuff" in my studio lately which is visually interesting, so I thought I'd share some photographs of where I work. The following pics are unposed and unedited. I shot these first thing upon arriving at work in the morning.
 A batch of classical plague doctors mask, stained and ready for assembly.
 An assortment of steampunk masks and helmets.
 Storage of blank filigree masks, ready to paint and finish.
 The head forms that we use to shape our masks.
Finished steampunk masks stored on my office shelves.

15 comments:

  1. Great looking stuff, we will be keeping an eye on your Etsy store!

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  2. Some day, I'm gonna get my hands on one of those plague doctor masks!

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  3. Thanks for sharing...i love the energy and creative vibes...made my day... :-) •Lisa

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  4. Awesome post

    Nice to get a peek behind the scenes

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  5. What an amazing display and how industrious you've been. As crafty people, we all intrigued by images of workshops and craft benches. Thank you for letting us see. Oh! In the second picture, is there a touch of Dalek in the inspiration for that helmet? It gave me the twitches. After all these years I'm still terrified of Daleks.

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    1. Thanks! No Dalek influence. In fact I had to google Dalek cause I'd never heard of it.

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  6. Where do you get the head forms that you use to shape your masks?

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    1. I cast them in resin. They are life castings.

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  7. How many masks do you sell in a month, or a year?

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  8. Hi Tom!
    How wonderful to see inside your studio. I am always facinated with other people's work spaces and I must say yours is one I would love to explore.

    I finally found the courage to order some leather to work with and this was all due to your terrific tutorials . . . many thanks for writing such an informative blog.

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  9. What a relief! I can now show my wife that I'm not the only one with a cluttered workspace. I'll just tell her it's all your fault Tom! Hehe.

    I love seeing multiples of the same pattern in leather. It just goes to show that even though it is cut from the same pattern, each one is unique. Great work Tom!

    Do I spy a new mask design in that second pic?

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    1. Do you mean the experimental headdress under the rabbit?

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    2. I was referring to the skull drawings hanging on the gray electrical box looking thing next to the telephone.

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    3. Ah yes, good eye. I'm not sure it will get finished however, as the clay sculpt doesn't much resemble the sketches.

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  10. Tom, I'm kind of new to your blog, and never really put in an opinion until now, but I have got to say: I absolutely love your work. And I'm sure a lot of people have said that, but Steampunk, like most of the people here, I presume, is a huge desire and fascination of mine, and I especially love your Black Plague masks. And I like your blog so much, I have it as a homepage, so I can see what incredible wonderment you have created!

    Anywho, main point is, I live tour work, and I'm happy I could even find something like this on the internet, (who knew?).

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