Born out of a love of good food, drinks, and company; Shaker & Salt was officially started in 2018 by Nickolaus Fruin and Courtney Dodd although the idea had been ruminating long before then. Both makers and avid travelers for the sake of new tastes and combinations, they wanted to try their hand at joining forces in the studio.
Shaker and Salt invites people to the table. The wares are meant to be used, enjoyed, laughed over, and hopefully they ever so slightly slow the night down and allow it to linger while the chairs and cups are still full.
Their artistic aspiration is to make technically proficient, well-designed objects that people covet. They believe handmade objects have the ability to ground people and to connect the owner to the maker, as well as to their community. In a culture so fast-paced, surrounded by disposable goods, the importance of the handmade is pivotal. The idea of “Gather: Eat, Drink, Enjoy” embodies these ideals. Perpetuating the importance of the handmade, their goal is to continue this practice and to spark conversation about the importance of living with quality over quantity.