You heard it first: Joel will release another 50 Cosmic Mugs on the 70% off random sale today. Get yours before they sell out again!
Also keep an eye on Cherrico Pottery’s Facebook as Joel will have TWO special live streams running today: unloading the fresh Cosmic Mugs from the kiln and throwing more pottery. You’ve shown your love for them, so we’ll deliver!
**Pssssst: He has already given away two free Cosmic Mugs to viewers of the live streams, so be on the lookout for a chance to win your own!**
A big thanks to all of you for showing your love and support on Joel’s Facebook Live Streams. It has been a wonderful forum for answering questions and getting feedback from you. These also allow him to spend less time in the office and more time doing what he loves in the studio.
Cherrico Pottery would not be where it is today without each and every one of you, so thank you for your continued support of our team.
There is even more excitement for Cherrico Pottery on the horizon: the sale of Guinness World Record Planters! Joel just finished firing a limited run of the planters in that Cosmic glaze you love, and they are STELLAR! Stay tuned for more info about the future sales of all planters in our upcoming newsletters.
“Craft revolves around the maker, and having some relationship with him or her is one of its joys.”
– Monica Moses, “Turn Style,” American Craft Council, July 20, 2014.
Photography by Nicole Pederson and Julia Eckart, Cherrico Pottery, LLC.
Two Lunar Mugs shipped off to two lucky winners in Arkansas and Tennessee last week. People were so excited about this new pottery that we decided to give you newsletter readers another chance to win a gorgeous piece of lunar art:
This intricate, valuable Lunar Pottery is always available here in our online store. We have also been able to maintain a surplus of our popular Random Cosmic Mugs so you can enjoy lower priced pottery too:
Bill Nye (The Science Guy) also mentioned Cherrico Pottery on StarTalk Radio a few weeks back! The StarTalk Radio Podcast rules- it’s one of my favorites to stream while working in the studio. During their, “Maker Edition” of Cosmic Queries, I submitted a question about STEM vs. STEAM. It was chosen and read on the podcast 55 minutes in! I can still remember watching Bill Nye in 7th grade science classes. Hearing him talk about art and pottery was mind blowing!
“You don’t really think about how important art and aesthetics are until you think about an Apple product.”
– Chuck Nice, Comedian, StarTalk Radio Guest
As a thanks for reading our newsletter, you all get first priority to a giveaway of our newest, intricate Lunar Mugs before anyone else. Sharing the giveaway on Facebook and Twitter gives you even better chances to win. Good luck!
If you want to buy Lunar Mugs right now, we also have a few jewels available:
If you’re looking for something less expensive, check out our newest Random Cosmic Mug listing. Thanks to all of your support, we are now able to create and offer these gorgeous mugs at even lower prices:
If you want a cosmic and lunar combo pack, the image below shows what will arrive at your door. This package went to Neil DeGrasse Tyson in New York City, host of StarTalk Radio and StarTalk TV on the National Geographic Channel.
“Creative people like to play, and that’s how creation starts. You have to be free enough to play, and then it will come.”
– Flora Mace, Member of Dale Chihuly’s Team
Great photography is tough and takes a long time. We shoot high quality photography for only the best Cosmic Mugs for our store- the jewels, which you can always find here. However, right now we have a surplus of unphotographed, random Cosmic Mugs that are different for these reasons:
- Some have less vibrant, darker colors.
- Some have gorgeous colors but strange glaze texture flaws.
- They vary widely in shapes and sizes from 13-20 ounces.
All are 100% functional and good mugs, but I don’t have the heart to either smash them or charge full price. If you are okay with being surprised by a totally random Cosmic Mug, then this listing is for you:
“This is the aspect of the art that interests me, the audience. Much more so than the fact that people call it art. Call it craft, I don’t care what they call it. You know…somewhere down – long after I’m dead somebody will figure out what it was and how important it was. In the meantime, I get my kicks out of people seeing the work.”
– Dale Chihuly
We’re getting better at packing and shipping pottery all the time. We lowered shipping costs across our entire online store! This is great news for everyone, but especially for international customers and accuracy for bulk orders.
The first 10 out of 159 Guinness World Record pots have been posted. July 1st our press page goes out to 50+ news organizations worldwide. 100,000+ people (woah!) already watched our team break the record in this Facebook video! Many of you asked to get your hands on one of these pots before they sell out, so I wanted to make sure you newsletter folks got first priority. We hope that you see this artwork as an investment that will likely appreciate in value.
Special thanks goes out to all of the folks at Guinness World Records for letting us collaborate with stunning, official certificates that are included with each world record pot. As a thanks for being part of our newsletter, enjoy 50% off Guinness World Record pottery during this pre-sale before July 1st:
We have 159 total and you might still be able to get one in the coming months, but we don’t know how crazy things might get after the July 1st press release date. Most importantly, we are happy to know that this art has already begun to positively affect people globally.
We are still working on photographing pots, but if you are interested in purchasing a certain number, please reply to this email with your requested number and we will give you first priority.
Thanks so much for reading and stay tuned for a new body of artwork available by July 1st. Cheers! (with a Guinness of course)
“You’ve got to keep advancing a frontier and then there is a new headline to report on...if you advance frontiers, heroes are made.”
– Neil deGrasse Tyson
March 7th, 2016, we made history. Our team documented me throwing 159 pots in one hour, setting a new pottery world record! Check out the Guinness World Records website for our official record.
The record was 150 pots, and I threw 159 pots in one hour. I performed this feat on a traditional Japanese style kick wheel, instead of an electric, motorized wheel like the previous record holders. I added this extra level of difficulty because I am committed to using my art to inspire people globally to attempt and achieve great goals.
Today is also my 28th birthday! YAY!
To celebrate, please enjoy this 60% off coupon TODAY ONLY if you want to give me a birthday gift by buying yourself a pot. 🙂
Photography by Caitlin Brutger and Julia Eckart