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Guinness World Record Planter #1 / 159 Available on eBay

World Record Planter #1 / 159 and Certificate of Authenticity

As you might imagine, planter #1 is special to me. It’s far more valuable to me than the other planters. I decided to auction this pot on eBay and donate 20% of the money raised from this historic piece of artwork to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

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With your purchase of this World Record Planter, you will become directly supporting St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in their clear cut mission: “Finding Cures. Saving Children. Families never receive a bill from St. Jude for treatment, travel, housing or food – because all family should worry about is helping their child live.”

That is a worthy cause. If you were considering buy a GWR planter, please consider placing a bid on this planter so your money has a bigger, better impact on our world.

World Record Planter #1 / 159 and Certificate of Authenticity

If you find a different Guinness World Record planter you like in this section of our store, you are welcome to purchase anytime. Don’t forget that you get two free bonuses if you purchase before Monday 9/19:

  • Bonus #1: 20% off by using this coupon: POTTERTY20
  • Bonus #2: One free Cosmic Mug with purchase of any GWR planter, no additional shipping cost, anywhere in the world.

*Deadline for Free Cosmic Mug with GWR pottery purchases: Monday 9/19*

Here’s how you claim your free Cosmic Mug:
  1. Purchase a Guinness World Record Planter before Monday 9/19.
  2. View all of our available Cosmic Mugs here: store.cherricopottery.com/cosmic-mugs
  3. Email contact@cherricopottery.com a link to your favorite mug (one that is not sold out, please!)
  4. Or, simply email contact@cherricopottery.com and say, “Pick out a Cosmic Mug for me” and we will choose one of our best Cosmic Mugs to include with your order, totally free! We’ll even cover the extra shipping charges.

We plan to increase this package deal to add more free pottery for you around the holidays (if we can), but we want to give first picks to you especially eager Cherrico Pottery fans. If you’re interested in snagging a particular number or pot before it’s gone, now is your chance to get your favorite pot, a price discount and a free Cosmic Mug.

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About the World Record Planters

Our Guinness World Record Planters were part of a truly incredible, athletic feat. All 159 pots were thrown on a kick-wheel consecutively for one hour, requiring each pot to be made faster than every 24 seconds! This is a massive accomplishment. It beat the previous record holder, who used an electric-powered wheel, by 9 pots. The record took months of full time physical and mental training for Joel to achieve, but that hard work paid off in making art history.

Facts about the Pottery Guinness World Record:
  • Official Record: http://www.guinnessworldrecords.com/world-records/most-pots-thrown-in-1-hour-by-an-individual
  • Joel beat the previous record of 150 pots, throwing 159 pots in one hour.
  • Joel used a traditional Japanese style kick wheel, instead of electric, motorized wheels used by previous record holders.
  • Joel broke the record at 28 years old after spending over 10,000 hours practicing his pottery craft.
  • Guinness World Records required that the pot be a planter with specific size and weight specifications.
  • Over 350 pounds of Stoneware clay were prepared by Joel the day of the record, weighed into 2lb. clay balls.
  • The event took place at Joel’s alma mater: St. John’s University, Collegeville, Minnesota, US.
  • Joel is a full-time potter who makes art to inspire people globally to attempt and achieve great goals.
  • Joel finished all planters by numbering them #1-#159, creating trays and firing them so each planter is functional.
  • The planters are made from completely raw materials to give you a planter that is both one of a kind and officially sanctioned by GWR.
  • Planters come in 4 styles that were each specially glazed and fired: wood fired, nuka iron, nuka cobalt, and cosmic glaze.

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The planters are all handmade from completely raw materials to give you a planter that is both one of a kind and officially sanctioned by GWR. They come in 4 different styles that were each specially glazed and fired: wood fired, nuka iron, nuka cobalt, and cosmic glaze.

We should make work that elevates the ceramic field, and elevates all human beings.”

-Theaster Gates, NCECA Opening Presentation, 2014

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Photography by Nicole Pederson, Julia Eckart and Caitlin Brutger, Cherrico Pottery, LLC.

You Can Join World Record History with Cherrico Pottery Planters & Cosmic Mugs

Guinness World Record Planters are Finally Available Here

150,000+ people watched as Joel threw an unbelievable 159 planters in one hour on his kick-wheel to set the new Guinness World Record for “most pots thrown in one hour by an individual.” Now it’s your chance to officially join world record history by purchasing your own planter to become an “Official Participant” in the record and snag a FREE Cosmic Mug!

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With your purchase of one Guinness World Record planter, you will become an “Official Participant” to Joel’s record because you are directly supporting Cherrico Pottery and Guinness World Records to inspire people globally to achieve great goals. You will receive a Certificate of Authenticity stating your involvement in the record for any planter you purchase.

Two Free Bonuses: Cosmic Mug + 20% off

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That’s not all though! As a thanks for supporting the record and reading our newsletters, you will also receive two free bonuses if you purchase before Monday 9/19:

  • Bonus #1: 20% off by using this coupon: POTTERY20
  • Bonus #2: One free Cosmic Mug with your purchase of any GWR planter, no additional shipping cost, anywhere in the world.

*Deadline for Free Cosmic Mug with GWR pottery purchases: Monday 9/19*

Here’s how you claim your free Cosmic Mug:
  1. Purchase a Guinness World Record Planter before Monday 9/19.
  2. View all of our available Cosmic Mugs here: store.cherricopottery.com/cosmic-mugs
  3. Email contact@cherricopottery.com a link to your favorite mug (one that is not sold out, please!)
  4. Or, simply email contact@cherricopottery.com and say, “Pick out a Cosmic Mug for me” and we will choose one of our best Cosmic Mugs to include with your order, totally free! We’ll even cover the extra shipping charges.

We plan to increase this package deal to add more free pottery for you around the holidays (if we can), but we want to give first picks to you especially eager Cherrico Pottery fans. If you’re interested in snagging a particular number or pot before it’s gone, now is your chance to get your favorite pot, a price discount and a free Cosmic Mug.

About the World Record Planters

Our Guinness World Record Planters were part of a truly incredible, athletic feat. All 159 pots were thrown on a kick-wheel consecutively for one hour, requiring each pot to be made faster than every 24 seconds! This is a massive accomplishment. It beat the previous record holder, who used an electric-powered wheel, by 9 pots. The record took months of full-time physical and mental training for Joel to achieve, but that hard work paid off in making art history.

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Facts about the Pottery Guinness World Record:
  • Official Record: http://www.guinnessworldrecords.com/world-records/most-pots-thrown-in-1-hour-by-an-individual
  • Joel beat the previous record of 150 pots, throwing 159 pots in one hour.
  • Joel used a traditional Japanese style kick wheel, instead of electric, motorized wheels used by previous record holders.
  • Joel broke the record at 28 years old after spending over 10,000 hours practicing his pottery craft.
  • Guinness World Records required that the pot be a planter with specific size and weight specifications.
  • Over 350 pounds of Stoneware clay were prepared by Joel the day of the record, weighed into 2lb. clay balls.
  • The event took place at Joel’s alma mater: St. John’s University, Collegeville, Minnesota, US.
  • Joel is a full-time potter who makes art to inspire people globally to attempt and achieve great goals.
  • Joel finished all planters by numbering them #1-#159, creating trays and firing them so each planter is functional.
  • The planters are made from completely raw materials to give you a planter that is both one of a kind and officially sanctioned by GWR.
  • Planters come in 4 styles that were each specially glazed and fired: wood fired, nuka iron, nuka cobalt, and cosmic glaze.

Find something you really like, then do the best you can every, every day — never let up.”

David Scott, Astronaut & Moonwalker, quoted in interview with Forbes’ Jim Clash

Photo Credit: NASA Photo

Photography by Nicole Pederson, Julia Eckart, and Caitlin Brutger, Cherrico Pottery, LLC.

70% Off Random Cosmic Mugs Back By Popular Demand

$25 Random Cosmic Mugs Are Back

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!

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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!**

Facebook Live Streams

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.

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Cosmic Guinness World Record Planters

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.

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“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.

Cosmic Geode: Lunar Pottery Giveaway and Colorful Cosmic Mugs

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:

Enter the Lunar Bowl Giveaway: $165 value, totally free!

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:

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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

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Lunar Mug Giveaway


Enter the Lunar Mug Giveaway: $250 value, totally free!

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:

$25 Random Cosmic Mugs

 

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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

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$25 Cosmic Mugs: Random Clearance Sale

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:

$25 Random Cosmic Mugs

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“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

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