2017:  Who are these guys?

Clarence and Jackie Forde who are the creative team behind Toronto Mas Arts Producers and Cajuca Mas Arts Producers, have been creating Mas costumes together for over 25 years. They have made award winning costumes which have appeared or competed in Hong Kong, Toronto, Detroit, Montreal, Trinidad and Buffalo.

Clarence, originally from Trinidad was born into Mas culture and has been making Mas since his early life in St. James. Jackie has a degree in Fine Art from OCAD and approaches the art of Mas from a different perspective.

Passionate about the art of Mas, they foster the use of wire bending, unconventional materials and focus on the creative application of design and conceptualization of ideas.

Based in Toronto, they are the 2010 recipients of the Ontario Science Centre Design Innovation Award for the use of unique materials and structure.