Doumbek Drums

These drums are highly functional, hand carved, one-of-a-kind musical instruments. The ceramic body acts as an amplifier for the sound, and these are LOUD little drums!

Created from start to finish in my studio, I begin by throwing the forms on the wheel. They are fired, glazed, and fired again. Then I stretch and attach the goat skin. After 3 days of drying time, I trim the skin and complete the drum with fabric trim.

The goat skins are ethically sourced and come from goats used for food in the Middle East.

More photos of my drums are below.