Mayuca Drums is a Philadelphia based company founded by metals artist Michele Judge and glass and leather artist Carly Freedman. While traveling through southern Mexico they were introduced to a handmade steel tongue drum a friend had made. They were captivated by the mix of rhythm, tone, resonance and the meditative and healing property this instrument provides. This led them to do more research on the resonance quality of steel, and the machines available used to fabricate such instruments. They began using this cutting edge technology to experiment with the possibilities in incorporating these techniques with this instrument. They could see the vast possibilities in making this instrument not just sound beautiful but also be a visual work of art in itself.