It’s hard to explain the appeal of these figures, which are filled with a mysterious (and melodious) substance. But they have a way of becoming just what you need them to be: a charming palm rattle and calming influence when your mind is racing. or a source of good spirits when you need a lift.
The Maker is Jon Baring-Gould, who makes these ceramic shakers by hand. Each one has a distinctly expressive face. With just a few deft impressions and cuts in the clay, Jon creates a personality for each palm-sized shaker.
An artist and educator, Jon has been making Spirit Shakers for about a decade. He was inspired by a spirit gourd he received as a gift from a witch many years ago. If you’re feeling contemplative, want to make some tickling music, or want to encourage some happy thoughts, why not let Jon’s Spirit Shakers move you? They also make a great gift for someone who could use a bit of cheer or to celebrate any happy occasion.