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Welcome to the Burnt Earth shop! Every instrument here is completely unique...all are hand formed from ceramic stoneware clay, not thrown on a potter's wheel. No two instruments are alike in size, color, finish, texture or sound. I am not into high volume production; every instrument is uniquely hand crafted with care. Actually, most of these instruments I made for myself, but I have too many now and I just can't stop making them!

Due to the nature of stoneware clay, which is really nothing more than mud that has been formed and baked in a gas oven at over 2,000 degrees fahrenheit, these instruments do not look "perfect" like mass-produced, molded pottery that you may see in stores. The nature of the gas reduction firing process torches the clay and pulls it in all directions, which means that nothing comes out of the kiln perfectly round, or with a perfectly consistent finish. I like to exploit that unknown factor, and you will see many designs and finishes that take advantage of the organic effects of the firing and glazing process. Many of these instruments are primitive in appearance, but they are carefully crafted to be top quality professional musical instruments. Top grade goat skins and fish skins are used for drum heads, and they're attached using methods I've developed that I believe are equal or superior to the best instruments on the market. However, I don't think you will find some of these instruments anywhere else...

What Burnt Earth customers are saying:

"The didjibodhran arrived today and I've taken this short break from using it to let you know! I love it... it's amazing... it makes me happy... it has such a rich and focused sound! Thank you again for such wonderful artistry."
Chris Sommovigo

"Over the past several months I've purchased four of Barry's ceramic instruments. After I bought the first two, I just couldn't stop myself. They are so unique and fun to play that the urge to start a collection could not be surpressed."
Mike Zirolli

This drum appeals to me far more than anything that I've been able to get my hands on, and let me say that I trekked all around LA trying doumbeks.
Jim Mahoney

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