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Drum making

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

 

History

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.

 

Techniques

 

Local forms

 

Sub-crafts

 

Issues affecting the viability of the craft

 

Support organisations

 

Craftspeople currently known

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

Other information

 

References