Making a Clay Bass Ceramic Drum Part 1: Throwing & Glazing – Pottery & Music


Check out my other pottery videos at Click ‘subscribe’ if you want to know when I post new pottery videos. I’m sorry I can’t easily respond to comments left on youtube. Please direct questions to my Facebook page Evolution Stoneware Pottery or email me through my website This is a pottery video showing the whole making process of the clay bass drum shell from throwing the clay, trimming, joining, and glazing. Later I attach a traditional goat skin head with glue (see parts 2 & 3 in this video series). This was made for you by Janis Wilson Hughes, owner of Evolution Stoneware Pottery. I’m making this for fun. It was inspired by a design in the book “From Mud to Music” by Barry Hall. The drum sounds awesome and is so much fun to play! Even if you don’t think you’re musical, I bet you would love playing one. Go ahead and make 1 for yourself!

The skin is an $8 preshaved, 18″ round goat skin from

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Music is “Trancer” by Gunnar Olsen provided by youtube.

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