Tom Banwell Makes More Masks to Modernize Masquerades

 - Apr 12, 2011
References: etsy & toxel
It’s difficult to believe that these magical, outer-worldly masks were born in the remote, rural basement of Tom Banwell's California home.

Artist Tom Banwell has found his muse in the medium of leather, and his passion translates into beautiful creations. Each of his masks has a different theme, and is carved from leather that is slowly vegetable-tanned. Since leather is such a pliable material, Banwell is able to custom-fit the masks to his customers’ faces before it sets, ensuring a perfect fit. He has abandoned the feathers and plastic of traditional masquerade masks, modernizing them completely and increasing the quality of the product.

Tom Banwell's mystical masks are being embraced everywhere by customers, especially since he has made them very affordable. These masks are very unique for their design and construction, and are sure to be popular for upcoming holidays and events.