U.S. Bank FlexPerks / James Beard Foundation Artists

Northern Clay Center is happy to work with U.S. Bank FlexPerks Rewards to commission five Minnesota ceramic artists to produce over 2200 salt cellars for a series of James Beard Foundation Celebrity Chef dinners across the country at high-profile restaurants. A mere sampling of the talented ceramic artists from Minnesota, these artists’ wares will be a parting gift for those attending the dinners. Congrats to these makers (and all of the amazing ceramic artists in Minnesota!) as NCC helps to get more pottery into the hands of more people.

Your salt cellar was custom-made for you by one of these talented ceramic artists from Minnesota. Click the images to learn more about each of them and buy more of their work!


Nathan Bray

Willem Gebben

Kate Maury

Andrew Rivera

Debbie Schumer



Bianka Groves

Rob Lieder

Megan Mitchell

Greg Palombo

Joe Singewald



Kevin Caufield

Amanda Dobbratz

Peter Jadoonath

Elizabeth Pechacek

David Swenson


NCC supports ceramic artists at all stages of their careers through exhibitions, sales gallery, studios, grants & fellowships. 

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Thank you to U.S. Bank FlexPerks Rewards and the James Beard Foundation for the opportunity to put more pots into the hands of more people.