from christmas ornament to international star*

WATKINSVILLE, GA
Winsley-creator Marian saw a small handmade sheep ornament in her hometown and bought it for her Mom. A few years later she found the sheep in a dusty drawer, lonely and forgotten. She stole it asked permission to rescue the sheep and take it back to Brooklyn.

BROOKLYN, NEW YORK
The sheep needed a name. After hours of list-making and indecision, Marian settled on Winsley, a variant of Wensleydale (a British cheese).

EASTER 2005
Winsley made his debut at an Easter brunch. At each place-setting there was a small card featuring the image “Winsley Celebrates Easter by Re-enacting the Ascent into Heaven” (seen at left). The guests were amused. The rest, as they say, is history.

TODAY
Winsley has his very own gravy boat and a rich inner life. He hopes you enjoy his adventures.

*Winsley has a fan in England

Winsley’s Friends

Eva Zeisel

Maker of Useful Things
Eva Zeisel is dead but Winsley still considers her a friend. She designed the Classic Century-Fantasy gravy boat he calls home.

Fenhillow

Crow
Fenhillow is not a sheep but he is Winsley’s friend. Fenhillow is smart(-er than Winsley) but he can get distracted by shiny objects.

Ghosts

Mischief Makers + Protectors
Every Halloween Winsley has an adventure with one or more ghosts. Unfortunately he can’t see them, but they are very fond of him.