My handmade clay rattles are interactive sculptures for adults to shake once a day, as a way to help them focus on good dreams and wishes during life’s ups and downs.
Each rattle is hand built from white stoneware. They’re filled with tiny beads of clay and a little clay heart, and I hand texture each one, so that it has its very own personality. When shaken, some of them sound like metal bells, while others sound like pebbles knocking against each other. Each creature truly emerges from the kiln as it desires.
I have been making my sheep rattles for more than 15 years, inspired by a dream I had about a beautiful white sheep. It was a dream that left me with such an overwhelming sense of peace and hope, during a difficult time in my life. And I continue to find comfort in making them for others.