La Carla Masks Atelier consists of an artistic family team who started this exciting venture after falling in love with romantic Venice. While roaming its alleys for gifts, Carla discovered a mask shop and was blown away by their beauty. The irresistible love began for these exceptional masks. Back in South Africa, Carla started this venture along with her daughter Charnelle, who where both eager to switch on their inspiration.
This decision would change our lives completely. Since 2007 we have custom designed over 18000 unique masks, which are couriered all over the world. Now we live and work on the Garden Route near Plettenberg Bay where our mask studio is open to visitors. Next doors, our Hot Chocolate Cafe caters for chocoholics. What can be better than having a chocolate fondue under our BIG tree while gazing over the Outeniqua mountains in the distance?
We have exiting future plans, from supplying some of the biggest cruise liners with masks to working with the Trinidad Carnival organizers. We are on our way with our masks already displayed on the residential cruise ship The World. We will even be expanding to Italy, opening a working studio 20km out of Torino on the way to Milan. We can truly say "We are living our dream."
Our hand crafted Venetian masks are used for flamboyant balls, carnival events, theme parties, corporate events and functions but are also employed as pieces of art for interior decorating. We are committed to creating quality custom designed masks and showcasing them to the world.
Challenge us with your ideas! We would love to be of service to you.
Sponsorship for the Jes Foord Annual "New Beginnings" Rape Victims ball 2012
Sponsorship for Nkosi Haven at Michelangelo Towers, Sandton 2008
Dlamini Events, Southern Sun Hotel, & Punchinellos restaurant Montecasino gala opening
Otto de Jager Events, Montecasino
Birthday Suit Corporate Events
Design Studio events
Perfect Wedding Planners
Event Worx, Johannesburg, FNB event
Investec, Durban, Madam Zingara event
Investec, Durban, Women's day celebration
Abu Dhabi, Lilian Caplen
Jacobs Cross TV series SA
Deon Oelofse fashion designer, Outshoorn, cheese & wine festival, George
The Bridal Place, Marius Kruger, In Die Berg, Pretoria
The World, cruise ship, Ball, March 2013
Set Squared, Nissan launch at Sun City
Jägermeister, Release the Beast, promotional tour
KWV Leopard masks
Wildekrans estate bidding paddle wine auctioneer
Pick n Pay, waiters' masks, promotional, World Sport events
Igadi French olive oil, branding launch Stellenbosch
Richard's, Richard Loring, Cape Town theatre launch
JSE, at JSE Jhb
Cipla Mepro Ball, Fancourt Hotel
George Lotus Spa, Bitchwood Hotel
The Brand Union
BMW finance dept. Midrand
Volition Consulting Services
Midstream College, Johannesburg
Kintetsu World Express SA Pty Ltd
Standard Bank, "Thank you for 2008"