The following are testimonials from
some past clients:
the ages and in all cultures, face masks have been used as a medium to make
sacred, immortalize and empower us. In contemporary society, masks have become
powerful tools for promoting personal development by expressive art therapists.
John Heglin’s innovative casting techniques bring extraordinary detail to
his face and body masks. Together with his artistry and personal sensitivity
for the subject, he creates objects that can be highly therapeutic yet
beautifully unique works of art at the same time. When words or simple imagery
is not enough, John’s masks are probably the finest in this field. Those
wishing to work on their self-image for whatever reason, or simply seeking a
novel art form to depict loved ones, should visit John’s studio and explore the
de Haan, MD, PhD
San Diego, CA
"I enjoy so much having the
sculpture of my torso on my bedroom wall, I decorate it with a necklace and a
scarf, it looks like my mini "Le Louvre" collection! John is really
an artist and knows how to make breasts look good! I also had my face
casted..., my twin sister had hers done too and for the first time we really
could compare our faces in 3 dimensions, fascinating!
It also makes great gifts for special
occasions, we offered a good friend to have her breast casted by John for her
50th birthday, she said she never had such an original gift!"
Francoise G., tantra teacher, La Jolla, CA
"I had a face mask
done on my 39th Birthday. The reason I chose to have it done was for
therapeutic reasons due to having been born with a facial deformity - a hare
lip and cleft palatte. This helped me enormously to see myself as I really am
and not as I see myself with a deformity worse than it really is.
John was very gentle, caring and did an excellent job with which I am very
happy. Having the mask hanging in my home is a great help to me.
I thoroughly recommend him for either a
therapeutic cast or for just a mask."
Katie, San Diego, CA
"Two years ago, I was introduced to
John at the Volcan Mountain Preserve
Foundation auction where he donated a casting for the cause. I thought it
sounded interesting and a thing to do in my "70's" era.
My wife accompanied me to his studio, set in a beautiful apple orchard and
next to the Menghini Winery. She was fascinated by the process of the face
casting and also by John who had to work quickly before the plaster set up. All
through the procedure John assured me that I would be breathing normally and
that the nasal passages would be clear. I felt relaxed the whole time.
After many hours of skilled finishing work, the art piece was presented to
me. In fact, there were several ensuing casts made using different materials
and details which delighted me very much. It has been fun sharing them with
friends and family."
P.O. Box 2486
Julian, CA 92036 (760)
765 - 0138