Friday, August 3, 2007

Stamped Teal Hand Drum

This amazing ceramic drum is a creation of Alex LaPella. The body is stoneware and was thrown on the wheel, then the design was stamped into the body while the clay was still damp. After trips to the kiln for bisque and glaze firing, Alex fabricated the steel rings to fit the drum, wrapped them in fabric, then strung on a goat skin head. Like all of Alex's drums, it is tunable and the head is replaceable. We NEVER glue on a drum head, so our drums can be tuned no matter the environment. Watch for this drum to appear in our etsy shop.