Our Mask Making Process
Trestle’s Mask Department is based at Trestle Arts Base, St Albans. This creative space is where all Trestle’s masks are handmade by our full time maskmakers.
From here our small team hand craft all of the Trestle Masks, vacuum forming, cutting, sanding, and painting each one by hand. Each mask is made from a clay mould that our mask makers design and create for every new set or commission. There are three main rooms in the mask department, the vacuum former room, the spray room and the main workshop.
The moulds used in the vacuum form process are made from resin. Our Trestle masks were originally cast in the early 90s and are still the same ones we use today. Each year there are roughly 600 sets of masks made and dispatched by our team all over the world.