Here are some pictures of drum making workshops.  Some are in  my home and some (the ones with more than four participants) are in various venues (usually village halls) around Britain.  Most of the workshops I run are on Dartmoor in Devon but I'm happy to bring my Travelling Drum Making Circus to wherever you are.

Two beautiful drums, at the end of a workshop here at my home.

There's always a feast for lunch and something cake-ish in the afternoon should you wish for it. I can accommodate any special dietry requirements you have.

I try to make a delicious home-grown and wild picked salad a part of every workshop. I'd like to think that as well as creating something wonderful, beautiful and magical the whole experience of the day is nurturing to every aspect of ourselves.

I find hands incredibly beautiful, they are so capable and creative.

Before we begin making we assemble a little altar in honour of whichever allies you would like to hold the space and assist with the work - if you want to.

 Morgan Le Mew (now sadly deceased) insisted on being part of this rattle making, still sitting on the board even when Angharad was banging the punch through the hide!

Is there a makers mark you would like to put inside your drum?

Cutting suede to make a beater.

Finishing the lacing at the back of the drum.

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