I have dedicated the last thirteen years to playing these instruments and the last eight years to making them. It is with deep intention, passion, and focus that I bring each instrument to its final form. My goal with every instrument I make is to retain as much control as possible and lead all its facets, the harmonics, the port, and the vessel itself, to resonate in harmony.
"Colin Foulke, crafter of the Aether handpan, has been known in the handpan community for a long time. He first started out in the handpan world by making some small handpan video tutorials, but his focus quickly changed to what he really wanted to do; build handpans. While his output of the Aether handpan is on the lower end of the spectrum, his instruments don’t disappoint.
Colin is generally sought after for folks who have heard the sound of the Aether handpan, and simply must have it. He is also known for bringing the hydroforming handpan shell forming method into the public. With an attention to detail, and a no-compromises approach, Colin’s instruments are top notch."
"I just wanted to drop you a line to say how much I appreciate the handpan you made for me as well as the support you gave me with the tricky customs process I went through getting it into Australia. It is such a beautiful instrument, visually as well as the tonal and harmonic balance...If I had to state a negative it would be that I completely ignored my other pans for the longest time!"
- Steve - 2018 Æther Owner
"I am happy to say I received my new beautiful SaByeD today in perfect condition. Thank you for the great packaging and expedited shipping. I have been playing it since coming home from work and it is so wonderful and sounds much better in person. I understand why your instruments are so desirable now. I never win anything and I am still in shock that I won the chance to buy this amazing creation from you! I will forever be grateful for this instrument and I hope that I can use your instrument to bring happiness to others like you have brought to me! Thank you!"
- Dan B., 2018 Æther Lottery Winner