CUSTOM MADE TO ORDER DRUMS, RATTLES, FEATHER FANS, AND SPIRITUAL TOOLS.
Welcome to Spirit Bear Arts! Artist Lori Boess has been making tools since 1992 from the finest materials available. Hailing from the Pacific Northwest, she has 31 years of experience creating spiritual art, hand drums, rattles, and feather fans.
Lori's art is inspired by her deep connection to Mother Earth and wisdom of the ancestors. She creates each piece with gratitude using ethically sourced natural materials that are smudged, blessed, and imbued with love and positive energy throughout the process.
ART AND TEACHINGS FROM THE HEART
DRUM MAKING WORKSHOPS
Are you interested in creating your own hand drum? Drum making workshops are available at our Colorado Springs office. All teachings and materials are provided in this 4-6 hour workshop and each participant creates a 15" hand drum including the stick.
A reservation and a deposit are required to hold a place for you in this amazing opportunity. If you would like to reserve a space please contact us.
* Gift Certificates Available *
Gift Certificates in any amount are available and can be used towards workshops, the purchase of art, or custom orders. Call us at 360-280-2117 to purchase a gift certificate.
I spent the morning drum making with the most incredible Lori Boess. If you’ve been pondering putting your medicine into creating a drum, I highly recommend Lori‘s heart, spirit, and deep powerful medicine. Thank you so much.
To say my heart is SO full doesn’t even come close, bringing these beauties to life today!! Horse spirit drum and Elk dancing drum. I can’t wait to play them in a couple days, and to bless them together during our next women’s intuitive drumming circle.
Do you have any upcoming events?Body Mind Spirit Celebration -- Buy Tickets September 22-24, 2023 Denver, CO Crowne Plaza Denver Airport Convention Center Body Mind Spirit Celebration -- Buy Tickets October 6-8, 2023 Colorado Springs, CO Colorado Springs Event Center
Where does Lori source materials from?Custom art materials are primarily created from animal hide, feathers, and bones from animals that are consumed as food, for example, deer, turkey, etc. The feathers come from live animals only and have shed them naturally.
Are the materials natural?Lori only uses natural materials including glass beads, real feathers, real fur, antlers, and cedar handles. Nothing that Lori creates or uses is synthetic.
Is everything made by hand?Yes, everything that Lori sells is made by her. Everything is hand cut, hand sewn, hand sanded, and hand chosen.
Is everything produced in the USA?Yes! Everything that Lori makes is created near the beautiful Colorado mountains.
Where did Lori learn to make the art she creates?Lori was taught to make drums by Berniece Falling Leaves, fans by Bonnie Pemberton, and rattles are self-taught.
Does Lori make custom art pieces?Yes, absolutely! Lori loves to create custom art for individuals and organizations. Contact her for more information.
Where does Lori ship?Currently Lori is only able to ship within the United States.
All works of art are created with the finest materials available. Hand drums, feather fans, and rawhide rattles can be purchased online. Lori is always creating so the inventory is updated frequently. Make an appointment to see updated inventory at our location in Colorado Springs. If you would like a piece of art made specifically for you, please contact us below. Prices vary depending on the item and the cost of labor and materials.