The nose of my lion mask has to be made before the rest of the mask so it can be pushed into the soft clay. When they are baked together, the nose and mask will be welded together. The nose and lip are supposed to resemble dark wood. Here is the mold and final sculpt of the tip of the nose. It still needs to be removed from the rest of the clay. Normally, I would cut it free while it's still soft, but I didn't want the shape altered.