Ceramic Drum workshop

I have been playing with making ceramic Udu drums of late. The Udu originates in Africa and it is traditionally made by women. It has a lovely sound – and every Udu drum sounds different depending on how thick the clay walls are, how tall the chimney and how big a hole you make in the side of the drum.
I sometimes run workshops where I show people how to make them, and here is Liam Genockey, the drummer from Steeleye Span, making his own drum in my studio.

Under construction…

And finished…now it needs to be fired, glazed and perhaps smoke fired.
Do you fancy making your own Udu drum?
I’m still here for the next month or so before I move out of my house and studio. You can contact me via my website.

I look forward to hearing from you.



About Anna

I am a ceramic sculptor living on the South coast near London, England. My work is influenced by my experience of the earth as a living being and seeing how we are all connected with eachother and with the things that surround us. I create ceramic torsos using molochite clay which I often smokefire in galvanised dustbins. I also make House Gods to protect and amuse, and Fat Birds - little smokefired sculptures that tell the story about what it is like to be a fat bird at peace with its surroundings.
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