Design Tasmania
Corner of Brisbane and Tamar streets
Launceston, 7250
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Designers & Makers

Marcus Tatton

With business partner Dan Magnus, Marcus operated Log Drums Percussion until 1988 producing a variety of traditional and customised percussion instruments in Tasmanian timbers. Marcus continues to make commissioned djembe, conga and taiko, preparing the skins used in the drums himself.

“I think it's important to show that things have been made by humans. If there's an overabundance of machine-made things in our lives I think we lose the essence of why we are alive, so sandpaper is just one of those tools I don't agree with much.”

Education Bachelor of Fine Art (Furniture Design), University of Tasmania, 1989

Represented Royal Tasmanian Botanic, Hobart; Tasmanian Museum & Art Gallery, Hobart; Ronald C Wornick Collection, San Francisco; Wood Turning Centre Collection, Philadelphia; Rodney Smorgon Collection; Montalto Vineyard, Mornington Peninsula; The Ponds, Blacktown, Western Sydney.