About Us

Phone: 715-570-1157

E-mail: mlwiltse@gmail.com

                 In our home workshop we create a variety of instruments.  Many of our instruments incorporate nature’s materials such as bone, horn, antler, and gourds.   We like to experiment with unusual combinations of contemporary and traditional materials and tools to create items that are both functional and artistic.

           Most drums are created using water-processed hides from local sources.  Melanie does the hide preparation herself.  Frames are made from cedar in our workshop...most of them 12-sided unless otherwise specified.   Organic dyes on the green hides produce the unusual designs and sometimes colorful patterns.


Strums and Drums