Dryad Flutes

The art of making branch flutes inspires respect and consideration for the trees first.  For the Earth first.  When out gathering a branch for a flute, my heart is opened to the spirit of the place and appreciation is expressed for the existence, balance and beauty of the natural community.  After asking permission, if a branch is found  that's willing to sing, preferably a green branch recently downed by the wind, a pinch of tobacco is offered, or a sip of water in expression of gratitude and reciprocity to the tree before gathering.  If no branch is available or willing, I'll simply enjoy the greater blessing of communion with the web of life.

This connection and relationship with the spirit of the tree continues through the flute making process, asking the tree how she might make the flute, given my hands, ears and eyes to work with.  And if creation grants that our collaboration finds a high quality voice in the branch, wonderful!  Detailed photos are then taken and a video sound sample is recorded to offer up on a web page ~ similar to how many artists hang their work on the walls of galleries.  If someone is then inspired by by this one-of-a-kind branch flute and wants to adopt her,  
the flute has found a home.  

Dryad Flutes may seem at the high end of the pricing scale.
This is due to the difficulty of the solid bore design I use
and the time, care and attention required in making concert/recording quality flutes from one-of-a-kind tree branches ~ one at a time. 
I simply cannot and will not mass produce/market my flutes. 
They are intended as individual works of healing art,
made sustainably and in good relationship with this
beautiful, living planet we all share.  

Special Orders?
Due to the nature of how I gather and work with the branches, keeping an open mind and heart to whatever and whenever the trees are able to gift their branches, and how they might make the flute, I'm unable to accept orders for flutes or requests for specific tree species or keys.   Maintaining a state of listening grace toward the natural world is an essential aspect of  my creative process in making branch flutes.

Adopting a Dryad Flute
If this way of working and trading is acceptable to you, your interest in Dryad Flutes is greatly appreciated and I'll be happy to include you in notifications when completed flutes are available for adoption.  These will be offered directly from this website through PayPal purchasing, first come first served, or through the eBay auction process.  Due to the nature of online purchasing, I offer a 15 day happiness guarantee.  If not happy with your branch flute, for any reason, please return within 15 days of receiving for a full refund or exchange.  To recieve available flute notifications please subscribe below.  
Jon Sherman


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