the mask in the picture was made by Robert Houghtaling
Sarajane Helm organizes a yearly mask SWAP and what is a better time to talk about this wonderful swap but before Purim?
The carnival-like atmosphere of Purim, wearing of costumes, and bringing gifts of food door-to-door sometimes leads to it being referred to as the "Jewish Mardi Gras" or "Jewish Halloween" by non-Jews.
and if I already got you tickled to look for more masks don't miss the PCC claypen project organized weekly by Jackie Sieben http://www.polymerclaycentral.com/claypen_masks2.html
and some more here http://www.polymerclaycentral.com/claypen_masks.html
my favorite mask maker in polymer clay is Linda Weeks. I am fortunate enough to own one of her wonderful mask. she combines plaster of paris a s a mold and polymer clay embalishments on it and comes out with these wonderful designs.