Northern Clay Center’s gallery provides a gift registry service for weddings, celebrating new homes, and more.
This is a great way to buy locally and start, or add, to your collection of handmade dinnerware, serving pieces, and special occasion pieces. Individuals and couples wishing to register may come in to the Clay Center for a registry consultation. We will guide you through our collection and let you know which artists might be open to making sets of work, and which pieces may be put on hold.
There are two ways to do a registry at NCC. If you expect your buyers to be local, and are looking to set aside only a handful of pieces, NCC will put a limited selection of work on hold. This way, guests can come into the store, the staff will show them the work, and they can choose the pieces they feel strongly about giving.
If you are wanting to select a larger group of pieces, sets of dishes, and the ability to have friends and family purchase from out of state, we recommend you set up an online registry. NCC will post images of the ceramic work, quantity requested, and pricing information on our website. We will provide a link to this page that can be included in invitations or emailed. Long distance guests can then call and order gifts over the phone, and locals can come in to the shop to see and shop the wares.
Those who register then have 30 days after their event to exchange any items or purchase work that was put on hold for their registry.
The NCC Gallery stocks gift boxes and bows; we also provide packing and shipping for any long distance gift-giving needs.
NCC is also willing to work with couples who wish to commission wedding presents for guests. We have commissioned artists to make bud vases, bread plates, tumblers, and more for wedding guests to take home with them from their spot at the wedding table. These ceramics are an important part of each place setting and then function as a wonderful piece in each guests home after the party is over.