J. Davis Raku innerSpirit Rattle - Babylon
square: 3" x 3"
Babylonians are said to be the first to use envelopes. Pillow shaped pieces of clay wrapped, and then hardened, sealed important documents which could only be read after breaking the clay.
The Package Rattle brings to mind ancient days and having traveled a great distance: in the days when getting a package was always exciting.
About the work:
Raku innerSpirit rattles made by J. Davis. His studio is in Texas.
Raku is a specialized pottery firing process, violent and unpredicable. The result is copper tinged and fragile, but so beautiful.