Wednesday, January 21, 2009

The Masks of Mitchell Walker

If you've ever attended the Dickens Fair, local Renaissance festivals, or other historical recreation events, you may have seen the work of mask-maker Mitchell Walker. His designs of birds, beasties, goblins, and Green Men are as unmistakable as they are breathtaking.

All of Mitchell's masks are one-of-a-kind, made from pieces of leather that he stretches, dyes, tools, and stains by hand. The attention to detail and individual touches give each mask a personality of its own. You don't really meet the mask until you put it on--then once you're acquainted the two of you can have some fun!

Mitchell came by Castle in the Air this morning to drop off a motley menagerie of masks. Try one on and transform yourself next time you visit us!

1 comment:

The Rustic Victorian said...

I wish I lived closer,,how wonderful, you do have the most yummie goods.