Ceramic Figures

By Spirit Shakers


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Handmade ceramic figures by Artist, Jon Baring-Gould. Each palm-sized shaker has a distinctly expressive face.

  • Made in the USA: Massachusetts
  • Each piece is hand-sculpted and distinct
  • Unique ringing rattle noise when shaken
  • Kiln glazed
  • Dimensions: 3" x 2"
  • Weight: 0.5 lb.

6 Reviews (4.7 out of 5 Grommets)

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bought 3. one for friend that just went thru hurricane Irma one for my Daughter in law undergoing chemo and the third for my friend who lives lives in Northern Maine and is having job problems. It is very, very difficult to part with these. They absolutely make your heart smile as soon as you touch them.
ordering a few more for myself today. Wonderful and beautifully made gift. Thank you!
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I shake it everyday


Soothing and serene


Love these!! I have two and plan to order more. It's an unusual gift and great to give to the naturalist in the family


Peaceful little beings....


I ordered the meditation shaker in green. It is beautiful and a joy to hold. Call me crazy, but they truly help quiet your mind and meditate deeper and longer. There was a slight problem with my order and Jon, the owner, took it upon himself to write me a hand-written note explaining. Thank you Jon for such great customer service.More > < Less


Wonderful Spirit


I am so pleased I chose the "Big Eyes" spirit shaker; without a doubt his expression draws me in an exceptional way. He sits on my desk and reminds me to approach new things and ideas with childlike wonder. My only wish is that he could sit looking forward rather than at the ceiling. But, I have placed him in a little moss nest where he can watch what I'm doing, comfortably!More > < Less

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About Spirit Shakers

Melodius Magic

It’s hard to explain the appeal of these animated 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, a calming influence when your mind is racing, or a source of good spirits when you need a lift.

The creator 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 shaker made from a gourd that 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.