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when the prophet Elijah
was standing in the marketplace
a friend came up to him and asked"

"is there anyone in the multitude
who will have a share in the world
to come?"

Elijah looked about him
and with a sigh he answered,

Then he looked about again
and he pointed to two men
who had just entered the
and were making their way
through the crowds.

"Those two men will have a share
in the world to come."

"What is their occupation
and what have they done to
deserve it?"
asked Elijah's friend.

"They are Clowns"
Elijah replied,
"and when they see people
troubled in mind
or heavy with sorrow,
they make them laugh,
and when they see people who
they make peace between them."

This site is dedicated to
Canadian Clown teacher  
Richard Pochinko,
and to the artists, clowns,
teacher/guides and friends
who have been inspired
to "know themselves"
by exploring his
Mask/Clown technique.

It documents the history
and evolution of the work beginning  in
Paris 1970, continuing to this day
and provides
a guide to

"facing yourself in 7 directions"

Richard's essential"mask exercises",

Ian A.Wallace a.k.a. nion
Vancouver, Canada
keeper of the house

you are a dissident

in charge of

the sour and crippled

mass hallucination

that is mistakenly called


and replacing it

with an authentic reality

built on

the principles of

insurrectionary beauty,

ingenious love,

reverent justice,

rigorous equality,

and rowdy bliss.
inspired by   trickster societies of this
continent   and by our "guide"  
JAH-SMIH, (jonsmith),

mask/clown workshops for
beginners, advanced or teacher
min. 1 week, 4 students max.

GUIDED BY "NION" Ian A. Wallace

make a 6in1 mask or totems