Birthday News: Officially Amazing! Guinness World Records Approved our Epic Pottery Feat!

Guinness World Record: Most pots thrown in one hour by an individual

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.

“Why climb the highest mountain? … We choose to go to the moon in this decade and do the other things, not because they are easy, but because they are hard, because that goal will serve to organize and measure the best of our energies and skills…” – John F. Kennedy, September 12, 1962

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. 🙂


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Photography by Caitlin Brutger and Julia Eckart

Last Chance for April Pottery Deals: 50% off Space Inspired Pots, 40% off Standard Ware, 30% off Storewide

For less than 48 hours, you can still take advantage of a great coupon package we put together for members of our email newsletter list.

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Many sold out, but lots of pots are still available and we added a few more! New pottery (especially Lunar Mugs) will also be added in the coming months. If you don’t find what you are looking for, please feel free to email us ( and we are happy to give you a custom coupon if you are looking for pottery that happens to be sold out:

Coupon Code: SPACE50

50% off ANY “Space Inspired” Pottery

*Expiration April 30th, 2016

Coupon Code: STANDARD40

40% off ALL “Standard Ware” Pottery

*Expiration April 30th, 2016

Coupon Code: POTTERY30

30% off Storewide

*New Customers Only

Thanks so much to everyone who helped make this new store successful! Also, stay tuned for the new World Record Pottery! We wood fired these pots at the College of St. Benedict/St. John’s University wood burning kiln.

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“You don’t have to know a thing about astronomy to see how gorgeous Hubble images are.”

Charles Bolden, Administrator of NASA, quoted in Hubble’s Cosmic Journey

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Gorgeous, Functional, Affordable Pottery: Coupon Package for The New Online Store

For the month of April only, you can get amazing deals on some of the best mugs, cups and bowls that I’ve ever created…



We made a great coupon package just for you, as a thanks for subscribing to our email newsletter list:

Coupon Code: SPACE50

50% off ANY “Space Inspired” Pottery

*Expiration April 30th, 2016

Coupon Code: STANDARD40

40% off ALL “Standard Ware” Pottery

*Expiration April 30th, 2016

Coupon Code: POTTERY30

30% off Storewide

*New Customers Only


Thanks so much to everyone who helped make this possible, most notably, photographer Julia Eckart. As a Junior studying at the College of St. Benedict/St. John’s University, Julia has done truly professional work as our company’s marketing intern. She has built an amazing, new online store, and I hope you all enjoy it as much as I do.

Watch for new pottery being added throughout the week! If any of the pottery categories run out, will do our best to keep stocking them with new pottery all month long.

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“Is this generous? Is this going to connect? Is this going to change people for the better? Is it worth trying?”

– Seth Godin, Author, quoted on The Tim Ferriss Show


Photo Credit:

By Joi Ito – Seth Godin, CC BY 2.0

Julia Eckart Photography

New Pottery Available April 11th at Noon

“The more of us that feel the universe, the better off we will be in this world.”

– Neil deGrasse Tyson

The reason why I make pottery is to enrich people’s lives. The things we surround ourselves with matter. Useful art inspired by our place in the world and in the universe has the power to impact society. These “asteroid cups” and “mountain cups” are examples of our new pottery:

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One week from today you will be able to purchase any new pottery in our new online store (COMING SOON). Thanks to photography by Julia Eckart, a gorgeous new body of artwork will be available globally. Stay tuned to this email newsletter to be the first to know when pots are available, as well as to receive discount coupons on certain styles of pottery next Monday, April 11th at noon CST.

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If you haven’t heard the news (like in this awesome article crafted by the St. Cloud Times) we set a new pottery world record! The world record pots are currently in the kiln and will be available soon. You can watch the attempt below:

“…push the envelope and provide a reason for people to be excited and inspired to be human.”

Elon Musk, qtd. on 60 Minutes

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Video and photo credit: Julia Eckart PhotographyWikipedia photography.


We broke the Pottery World Record!!

Hey everyone! Check out our new video if you want to see me break the Guinness World Record for “most pots thrown in one hour by an individual.”

Monday, March 7th we made history. Our team documented me throwing 159 pots in one hour, setting a new pottery world record! We are preparing our record evidence for submission to GWR and will wait patiently for confirmation of the new record.

If you would like to get your hands on one of these world record pots, our any of the new pottery I’m creating, make sure you are signed up for our blog/email newsletter. This will be used to announce our upcoming online sale in the first week of April, as well as to offer coupons to all of you:

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“When you explore, two things happen…you will make discoveries. You will find something you have never found before [and] you will have an adventure. It will engage you like nothing else.”

Bill Nye The Science Guy, qtd. on StarTalk Radio


Video and photo credit: Julia Eckart Photography.
Header images shot by Photographer Caitlin Brutger

Mugs, Mountains and A World Record Attempt

ALL Kickstarter pottery shipped worldwide to over 15 countries! COOL!

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Ready for new types of cosmic and mountain pottery? I’m back in the studio busing out new art. Here’s a snippet of the best Instagram pics of new pots:

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New pots will all be available when our new online store opens in just a few weeks. Our email newsletter will announce when all pottery is available, as well as offer you discount coupons for the new pottery.

In the meantime, I’ve been busy training for the pottery Guinness World Record. The record for “most pots thrown in one hour by an individual” is 150.

This Monday, March 7th, 9-10pm CST is my first attempt at Brother Willie’s Pub, St. John’s University, Collegeville, MN, US. Can’t be there? Download the Periscope App on your smartphone or tablet, follow @cherricopottery and watch it live! DISCLAIMER: It’s just a first attempt, I definitely might fail…but we could also make history.

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After we got to the moon, we didn’t keep advancing a space frontier. You’ve got to keep advancing a frontier and then there is a new headline to report on. Not, ‘Astronauts go to the moon, again.’

– Neil deGrasse Tyson, qtd. in StarTalk Radio, “Cosmic Queries: Colonizing Mars with Bas Lansdorp”


Photo credit: photographer Caitlin Brutger, statistician Carson Sievert and potter Ciro Di Ruocco.