Teatteri Metamorfoosi started 2013 re-production of masks, designed by Finnish mask maker pioneer, Antero Poppius (1922-2005). He created a collection of 80 masks, alongside his full-time work as a handcraft teacher in the elementary school.

His most popular masks are the series of some 20 grotesque whole masks. He designed also expressionless masks, half masks, and animal masks.


Poppius-masks are hand-crafted high-quality theatre masks, designed for demands of professional use.  


Poppius-masks are ideal for the use of performers and pedagogues who are interested in speechless storytelling and body expression.

Poppius-masks are very expressive and humorous in the rough Finnish way. There is something very true and recognizable with these characters. They work very well with all kinds of age groups, various professional or amateur backgrounds, and different audiences.


Inspired by the toy industry, Antero Poppius started using natural latex-based liquid in mask making and developed his own secret receipt for many years. Unfortunately, the original material of Poppius-masks was not very long-lasting.

Teatteri Metamorfoosi's new production of the Poppius-masks are made now with industrial latex called neoprene, which makes the masks very durable, but still comfortable.


250€ / one mask

When you buy five masks or more, mask costs then 170€ each. 

Johanna Kultala


Soile Mäkelä




(All rights reserved for changes by Teatteri Metamorfoosi)

No. 87
Poppius-mask number 87
Photo: Soile Mäkelä
No. 89
Poppius-mask number 89
Photo: Soile Mäkelä
Poppius-mask number 13
Photo: Soile Mäkelä
Poppius-mask number 12
Photo: Soile Mäkelä
Poppius-mask number 7
Photo: Soile Mäkelä
No. 92
Poppius-mask number 92
Photo: Soile Mäkelä
No. 37
Poppius-mask number 37
Photo: Soile Mäkelä
No. 34
Poppius-mask number 34
Photo: Soile Mäkelä
No. 88
Poppius-mask number 88
Photo: Soile Mäkelä
No. 90
Poppius-mask number 90
Photo: Soile Mäkelä
No. 16
Poppius-mask number 16
Photo: Soile Mäkelä
No. 9
Poppius-mask number 9
Photo: Soile Mäkelä
No. 23
Poppius-mask number 23
Photo: Soile Mäkelä
No. 38
Poppius-mask number 38
Photo: Soile Mäkelä
No. 31
Poppius-mask number 31
Photo: Soile Mäkelä
No. 91
Poppius-mask number 91
Photo: Soile Mäkelä
No. 19
Poppius-mask number 19
Photo: Soile Mäkelä
No. 69
Poppius-mask number 69
Photo: Soile Mäkelä
No. 22
Poppius-mask number 22
Photo: Soile Mäkelä
No. 24
Poppius-mask number 24
Photo: Soile Mäkelä
No. 94
Poppius-mask number 94
Photo: Soile Mäkelä
No. 95
Poppius-mask number 95
Photo: Soile Mäkelä
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No. 30
Poppius mask number 30
No. 29
Poppius mask number 29
No. 42
Poppius mask number 42
No. 47
Poppius mask number 47
No. 44
Poppius mask number 44
No. 58
Poppius mask number 58
No. 46
Poppius mask number 46 a
No. 81
Poppius mask number 81
No. 61
Poppius mask number 61
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ANIMAL MASKS (small sizes)

No. 73
Number 73
No. 74
Number 74
No. 78
Number 78
No. 72
Number 72
No. 77
Number 77
No. 75
Number 75
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No. 91

Poppius-mask number 91 Photo: Soile Mäkelä