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Currently viable crafts


Drum making


The making of drums. See the separate entry for percussion instrument making.

This craft uses products derived from animals – please read our ethical sourcing statement.


Status Currently viable
Historic area of significance
Area currently practised
Origin in the UK



Drum making is having a bit of a resurgence, and are made in the UK by Henry Potter & Co. Drums Ltd. Cambridge Drum Company, Liberty Drums, and the British Drum Company.




Local forms




Issues affecting the viability of the craft


Support organisations


Craftspeople currently known

There are 30+ UK makers listed on the Worldwide Drum Luthier directory

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