Mrs Bedonebyasyoudid clay mask experiments

Here are two of my first mask experiments for the proposed larger puppet of this fierce character from ‘The Waterbabies’ story by Charles Kingsley. I hope to use textile and stitch for the body as I have on the other smaller puppets. Text could also become part of it all. ‘The Waterbabies’ is really about how we abuse each other emotionally so it really fits with my work at the moment and especially for my MA for adult survivors of sexual abuse. We are really so fragile as human beings in so many ways, as well as being courageous and brave,  and I think Kingsley understood that. Will keep you posted how the puppet develops as the masks are fired and decorated. My puppets don’t seem to mind being shared especially as they are so interactive as they become animated, so the making of them is all part of it.