Joani Glendale

Region: Vancouver Island


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Artist Statement

It brings my heart such joy when I see and hear my drums being played in ceremonies.


Joan began making drums in August, 1997. Joan’s drums are custom made with bleached cow hide; the rims are made with maple wood. The drum sticks are made with white pine wood and are hand-sewn with soft cow hide.

Joan has made drums for many Aboriginal artists and singers who use them for ceremonial and spiritual purposes; she has also made drums for various art galleries in Canada and the United States.

Joan participates in potlatch ceremonies and has been initiated as a Ghost Dancer. She has become aware of the importance of being a drum-maker in relation to the potlatch ceremony.

The drum, it is the center, it is the heartbeat of the people, of Mother Earth.

Work Samples

Types of Work I Do

Drums and Accessories
My Toolkit

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