Lawrence Leith:
Artisan Musical Instrument Maker.
Cumbria, UK. 

Lawrences skilled craftsmanship in detailed woodwork, metal work and tuning combine, to make from scratch, Harpsichords and a unique Gamelan Orchestra (including Gongs).

Lawrence also creates experimental instruments including Flutes, Organ Pipes, Ocarinas and Xylophones.

The 2017 Cumbria Life Culture Awards:
Finalist in the Designer/Maker of the Year category!



“I have received the virginal thank you I am so please with it. It is brilliant – the best I have ever played. The construction is very good quality indeed.” Stefan Piotrowicz, Customer

“Lawrence is a really amazing creative maker – BlueJam are very privileged to be using some of his instruments – at the moment James Rennie have some of his Gamelan instruments in their school.” Jilly Jarman, Blue Jam

“I have been using the Glockenspiel in “Singing for the Brain” sessions involving people living with dementia and their carers. They love the sound of it and it is great that they can play it and explore it.” Janet Swan, Reading. Story. Voice.

Workshops, Commissions and Groups include: 

Blue Jam: Music Workshops, Groups and Performances using some of Lawrences instruments. Eden Valley, Cumbria.

Gamelan Music: SoundWave Cumbria.
Teaching, demonstrating and leading workshops.

Gamelan Workshops at The Heathlands Project, Rockcliffe, Cumbria.

Gamelan evening class at The Old Fire Station in Carlisle.

Bell Ringing: St Lawrence’s Church Appleby in Westmorland & Carlisle Cathedral.

Eden Arts commission instillation in the grounds of Hutton in the Forest Historic House.

Lawrence has performed with the following Gamelan groups and Venues:
Dartington Hall and Gardens
Carlisle Cathedral
Falmouth University
The Sage Gateshead
Morecambe Kite Festival
York University
Durham University
Sound Wave Gamelan Carlisle

Art & Design Foundation, Cumbria Institute of the Arts
Fine Art BA Hons Degree, Darlington College of Art & University College Falmouth