Behind the Curtain: Out of Stock Issues

Got the Out-of-Stock Blues?

Are you frustrated that many Don Drumm and Leandra Drumm creations are out of stock? We are too. Circumstances, which have made all our lives more difficult, have also made it hard to replace our hand-crafted inventory.

But be assured that our gallery shelves are still filled with exciting artist-designed jewelry, glass, ceramics, sculpture and graphics. We are also planning to increase our ADDITIONAL ARTISTS web section. So if a Drumm work isn’t currently available, you can select different wonderful things created by other top American artists or call the gallery to special order Don/Leandra's works at 330.253.6268.

FYI – here’s a little peek behind the creative curtain. Don designs his pieces by making a single sculpture in his studio. It is then sent to our trusted casters, who work off site and some don't use modern electronics.  A mold is made and a test casting of the sculpture created. If it passes Don’s review, more can be cast. Creating multiple pieces takes effort, time and money. This process takes one to two months. Once delivered back to the studio, our in-house foundry team takes each piece and does all of the finishing work – welding, sanding and polishing. Finally, they are inventoried, tagged and ready for you.

As can you see our products are truly handmade and pass through many craftsmen’s hands. When there are hiccups in the process, such as the availability of raw aluminum or a pandemic that hampers people and cash flow, orders are delayed – a classic domino effect.

Thus far we have survived the challenges brought on by COVID-19. Many small businesses like ours have not. We are still open thanks to loyal friends and patrons like YOU. So please curb any shopping frustration you have felt. Be patient with us and we will all get through it together!