Welcome to the Shelledy Gong Works!

My foray into this occupation started with building a foundry and casting small bronze bell plates and finger cymbals.  In 2011, I began to make gongs from metals such as nickel-silver and sheet bronze.


All my instruments are 100% hand-made.  My tools include various hammers, anvils, torches, cutters, grinders, etc.  Most of my equipment has been modified or custom-built.


I feel I am on a journey in which the route winds around ancient sounds and methods and then off the path into something unique and different.  In that sense, I am hoping that people enjoy what I have to offer along my travels.

Photo by Carol Damoth