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Eric Mase

Ely, MN
North House Folk School photo of instructor, Eric Mase

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 24 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 Company, specializing in handcrafted timber frame cabins.

Current Courses Offered by Eric Mase

Teaser image for <p>The Cedar Hand Drum: Carving, Stretching, & Drumming</p>

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…
Sat, Oct 16th, 2021  –  Sun, Oct 17th, 2021
Day 1: 9 am-5 pm Day 2: 9 am-noon
Instructors: Dayna Mase, Eric Mase

Past Courses Offered by Eric Mase