Since 2013 Steve Wintercroft with his wife Marianne have been designing and supplying unique masks to creative people and festival goers around the globe.
Steve says about his passion: “By nature I am obsessively creative and starting making things as a kid with my grandad. I studied Art and Design, then furniture studies and I have been designing and building custom surfboards since I was a teenager. I’ve worked as a cabinet maker but have spent most of my time as a full time surfboard shaper. I believe that the urge to create is a fundamental part of being human and these masks provide an excuse to sit down, get out the scissors, tape and paint and make something.”
The idea comes from a trivial halloween party: he received an invite to a friend’s Halloween party but struggling for costume ideas and short of time, he raided the recycling bin and gathered together a pile of packaging cardboard. Then he sat down with some parcel tape, a pair of scissors and plenty of hot tea. An hour or so later and after some trial and error he had made himself an animal mask. The mask was well received so he decided to redesign it and make the templates available and accessible to everyone.
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