Eric Mase moved to Ely, Minnesota in 1996 to build birch bark canoes. Since then, he has built over 80 bark canoes both full & scale models, in addition to other historical art pieces. For the past 16 years, Eric has spent time everyday renewing his true passion: the drum. Eric’s focus on the cedar hand drum has been influenced by the same traditional tools and building methods that stem from handcrafted bark canoes. Eric is also the owner & builder of the WEE CABIN TM Company, specializing in handcrafted timber frame cabins.
Current Courses Offered by Dayna Mase
The Cedar Hand Drum: Carving, Stretching & Drumming
The timeless beat of the drum stems back to a time when we made our own music, literally from the ground up. Before drum shops and before Putumayo, materials were hand-harvested from the forest to create wonderful sounds and were used to find rhythm in the world. In this course…