OMG! How cool are these stained glass drums? Answer: So effing cool! While they are not playable, they sure do light up the room — quite literally! Stained glass artist Paul Heller created this gorgeous lighting fixture by emulating a four piece kit made up of a kick drum with two mounted rack toms and a floor tom, which appears to be a stand-alone unit. Even the cymbal is glass! Sweet!
Paul’s talent is far-reaching. In addition to making glass musical instruments to be used as signage in restaurants, he has also created custom glass guitars for county music artists like Miranda Lambert and Sara Evans. See more of Paul Heller’s beautiful glass art at Stained Glass Sculpture Art Dot Com!
Photographed at the ICFF Show at Javits Center in NYC.
I found this photo of a mini-fridge made from a modified Floor Tom Shell posted on the FaceBook page of a friend. I knew immediately that I needed to steal it for this blog, so that it could join the legions of posts about drumkit cakes and drumkits made from discarded barrels and snare drum lamps. I did a lot of Googling on this item and I couldn’t find an original image source or a vendor/price, so it you happen to have any further information on whether this item is real or Photoshopped (in which case, nice job!) please leave it in the comments!