Paradise Napkin/Letter Holder by Leandra Drumm Designs
This cast pewter napkin-holder/letter-holder was made by Leandra Drumm in Akron, Ohio.
Measures approximately 5.25” wide x 5.5” tall x 1.5”.
Artist Leandra Drumm says her work is inspired by the everyday people and things that surround her. What a delightful and fanciful world she must live in!
Born and raised in Akron, Ohio, Leandra is the daughter of two well-known artists, Don and Lisa Drumm. Her father is a nationally celebrated sculptor working in metals and cement, and her mother works in fiber arts. Since 1970, the family has owned and operated Don Drumm Studios & Gallery in Akron.
Early summers were spent immersed in the crafts world at North Carolina’s famous Penland School of Crafts, where Leandra’s parents taught classes. Leandra began selling her artwork at the age of ten, creating crafts at Akron’s “Highland Fling” Festival. She continued her art education at the University of Akron through an early start program in high school. After earning a BFA in Graphic Design at Kent State University, Leandra interned with the graphic design firm F. Eugene Smith and Associates. Leandra and husband Tim Benninghoff now have their own business located in Akron, Ohio.
The whimsical figures and symbols decorating her etched glass and pewter collections illustrate her wonderful world of stars, whirligigs and sky-rockets. Along with a menagerie of odd-shaped animals and hyperactive men, women and children blessed with far-out faces and figures, Leandra creates a unique world best described as “fantasy in motion”. Her artwork combines storytelling with a marvelous sense of humor and functionality. Leandra is known for her crystal wedding bowls decorated with words and charming figures spinning tales from bottom to the top, as well as dinner plates and glassware. In pewter she creates fanciful switchplates, wall hangings, ornaments, and measuring spoons, guaranteed to bring smiles.
Find more of Leandra's work here.