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Center for Soul Arts
Ojai, California USA



Ronda's commissioned work in creating life masks for people is the very heart of her interest in ceremonial sculpture as part of shaman healing methods for conscious awakening and celebration of the human spirit. 

The commissioned process most often involves a series of exploration sessions including interview of lifestyle preferences, guided visualizations, dream recall, and “going under the plaster”.

From these sessions together, we uncover the essence and special meanings that emerge to become part of the finished sculpture that is your life mask.

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The finished piece is usually created in ceramic stoneware with mixed media applications.

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Having your own life mask sculpture created for you in this way is a very powerful and transformative process. I enter into this process with you from a place of awe for the beauty and mystery of your unique identity and life journey.

Cost varies (starting: $985 depending on materials and special requests). Please email me for details, or you might like to start by purchasing my DVD: Making a Self-Mask which shows details of mask-making as well as a gallery of my work and national TV interview (55min).

Enjoy your Mask-Making Journey of Soulful Self-Discovery and Celebration!

Soul Arts Shaman Healing Ceremony
 with Ronda LaRue
2-Minute Video 

Ronda LaRue, M.S. is an internationally recognized author, healing and shaman arts teacher, life coach, and artist.

Ronda's shaman approaches to transformational self discovery and self-healing insight training have resulted in her retreat center being rated as one of the top spiritual retreats in the world (2007 Asia Spa Magazine).

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In this video, master mask-maker, Ronda LaRue will take you step-by-step through everything you need to know to create your own life mask, including an array of creative applications.  Approx. 40 minutes



  1. Intro: Materials Used and Mixing the Plaster
  2. Applying Plaster to Face  (step-by-step)
  3. Decorating tips and ideas
  4. Making a Press Mold
  5. TV Interview with Artist/Mask-Maker Ronda LaRue: Home & Garden, Carol Duvall Show
  6. Slide Show: Gallery of Ideas