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Tomorrow Only: Early Bird Package on Guinness World Record Pottery

Tomorrow only, we’re offing an awesome deal on Guinness World Record Pottery. We’re still putting it together as pottery emerges from the kiln, but it will likely include four FREE pieces of Nuka Cobalt Pottery.

Set an alarm. Check your email at 10am Central Time tomorrow and you won’t miss this deal. It will only be available for one day. Sorry for the short timeline, but these awesome pottery packages tend to sell quickly and we can’t continue this awesome deal if pots are sold out. This is your perfect chance to get an amazing deal on a historically famous piece of art and world history.

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“What if it were easy? What would that look like?”

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Tim Ferriss, quoted on his podcast: The Tim Ferriss Show. The irony of this quote is that in my “Quotes from Influences” Google Doc archive, I simply typed, “Tim Ferriss, Spring 2016 podcast” as the source. Not so easy to cite. So, I then spent hours sifting through his podcast episodes trying to find a proper citation, like Episode #146 with technologist Kevin Rose or Episode #144 that ranges from the genius of Ben Franklin to conquering Lyme Disease. I didn’t find the source, but the quote was too good to pass up. It’s something I ask myself often. Believe it or not, it usually makes things easier. 

Sunday Only: Early Bird Package on Guinness World Record Pottery

If you’ve been waiting for an awesome deal on Guinness World Record Pottery, then this Sunday’s package is for you. We’re still putting it together as pottery emerges from the kiln, but it will likely include four FREE pieces of Nuka Cobalt Pottery.

Set an alarm. Check your email at 10am CST Sunday and you won’t miss this deal. It will only be available for one day. Sorry for the short timeline, but these awesome pottery packages tend to sell quickly and we can’t continue this awesome deal if pots are sold out. This is your perfect chance to get an amazing deal on a historically famous piece of art and world history.

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The rules on what is possible and what is impossible in the arts were made by people who had not tested the bounds of what is possible by going beyond them, and you can.

Neil Gaiman, Quoted in this commencement speech.

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Black Friday Pottery: Cosmic Mugs and Moon Mugs

Have you seen our new website that specializes in Cosmic Mugs? To help celebrate this new website launch, please enjoy these three “Black Friday” coupons, valid today and tomorrow only:

$5 off Random Cosmic Mugs:

Coupon Code: BLACKFRIDAY5

25% off our best Cosmic Mugs:

Coupon Code: BLACKFRIDAY25

30% off all Moon Mugs:

Coupon Code: BLACKFRIDAY30

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We’re still working on an even better Holiday coupon package for store.cherricopottery.com. Stay tuned to this email newsletter (visit cherricopottery.com/newsletter if you want to guarantee that you are signed up) for awesome coupon deals during the upcoming Holiday season as new pottery emerges from the kiln.

Fresh Pots on cosmicmugs.com

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“The problem of producing vital pattern is a very real one to the artist-craftsman. He can no longer depend upon the support and restraint of any particular tradition but must form his own synthesis and invert his own creative designs, for patterns should rise out of the need and experience of today and not from that of yesterday.”

Bernard Leach, A Potter’s Book. Page 102. Faber and Faber, 1940.

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Gorgeous, New Pottery on Gorgeous, New Websites

The Cherrico Pottery Team has spent the past month redesigning our old online store (store.cherricopottery.com) and launching a brand new website:

www.cosmicmugs.com

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Stay tuned to this email newsletter (visit cherricopottery.com/newsletter if you want to guarantee that you are signed up) for awesome coupon deals during the upcoming Holiday season as new pottery emerges from the kiln.

Fresh Pots on store.cherricopottery.com

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“If you want to do your best work, you should really control or set up as much of your production as you can because that is what gives you the latitude and the leverage to do your best work.”

Stephen Dubner, qtd. in The Tim Ferriss Show Podcast Episode #199 “The Art of Storytelling…

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Fresh Pottery Friday Giveaway: Guinness World Record Pot #100

In case you missed it, Joel Cherrico and the Cherrico Pottery Team set the pottery Guinness World Record this year! You can view the official record here or watch Joel break the record here:

“World Record Planter #100/159” is pictured below, along with an official Certificate of Authenticity from Guinness World Records. To get more of these pots out into the world, we’re giving away Guinness World Record pot #100, absolutely free:

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To win this this official piece of art history for free ($179 retail: $159 + $20 packing and shipping) simply respond to the survey below, letting us know which of my @cherricopottery Instagram photos you like best before this Sunday at 11:59pm.

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Thanks! One winner will receive an email this Monday and we will ship them free pottery, to nearly anywhere in the world. Winners are chosen randomly, limit 1 entry per person. Thanks so much for participating and for following our work. Good luck!

BONUS: Get one free bonus entry by leaving a comment on this blog post telling us which photo you like best and why.

Fresh Pots in the Online Store:

Random Cosmic Mugs and Lunar/Moon Mugs

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“What distinguishes good artistic license from bad is whether the artist acquired all access to relative information before the creativity begins. Perhaps Mark Twain said it best. ‘Get your facts first and then you can distort them as much as you please.’”

– Neil deGrasse Tyson, Astrophysicist, qtd. in chapter 39 of his book, “Death By Black Hole” 

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Blue Pottery Giveaway: Cobalt Blue in Contemporary and Historical Art

Newer and Bluer Pottery: $600 Giveaway

The future of Cherrico Pottery is looking beautifully blue. Joel has been refining his craft and it’s visible in the newest Cosmic Mugs. Meticulous attention to detail by adding a fifth layer of glaze has resulted in amazingly colorful surfaces in his latest batch of pots. These new mugs are all about brilliant blues.

These aren’t the only Cherrico Pottery mugs to show the wonder of deep blue. Cobalt is a common glaze element to decorate bare pots. Cobalt blue gives special surfaces to many of our pots, including the Nuka Cobalt, Blue Moon Mugs and Mountain Mugs.

What’s So Great About Blue?

What do you think of when you see a Cosmic Mug? The goal is to resemble nebulae as shown in the left image. Hubblesite.org tells how it was created by ultraviolet radiation and stellar winds from several young stars. Sounds like a rather complex and distant topic. Can we not also see the references to everyday life in these abstract blue drips, like rain collecting on a window, as shown in the right image?

Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson helps us realize commonalities between outer space and everyday life: “Every one of our body’s atoms is traceable to the big bang and to the thermonuclear furnace within high-mass stars. We are not simply in the universe, we are part of it.

Blue hues in Cosmic Mugs come from Cobalt. It is a rare earth element that is mined all over the world. Five pounds of raw cobalt powder would form just a small pile in your hands, yet it costs hundreds of dollars. It’s the rarest element Joel uses. He combines low percentages of cobalt with other ceramic glaze chemicals like feldspar and silica. After firing to 2400 degrees F. the glaze drips cool and result in deep blue hues.

Don’t worry if you’re a bit confused- so are we. We don’t entirely understand what’s causing these colors, but they are stunning.

Joel’s cobalt blue pottery is also inspired by notable achievements in art history. These artists championed the color blue in their own unique ways:

  • Yves Klein invented a new hue of blue and used it in large bodies of work that captivated audiences with their brilliance and simplicity.
  • Picasso created essentially monochromatic bodies of work in various shades of blue during what is called his ‘Blue Period’.
  • Van Gogh used nearly ten thousand blue brush strokes per painting without blending in his skies, communicating movement and emotion in unique, new ways.

We want you to feel our love of cobalt blue through our special blue pottery giveaway.

The Big Blue Mug Giveaway

Enter our giveaway for the your chance to win some of our best blue pottery: a brand new deep blue Cosmic Mug, Lunar Cobalt, Nuka Cobalt or Mountain Mug might be in your future. Five winners will be chosen randomly for $600 total worth of pottery. The giveaway ends on November 8th at 5pm. Enter now so you get more time to post the contest to your Facebook and Twitter to gain extra entries.

Random Cosmic Mugs

Our giveaway isn’t the only good deal for you. The Cosmic Mugs in our Random Sale were also brought back from the farthest ends of the galaxies just for you. Stock is going down, so get yours now while they’re still available.

“Blue is the color of longing for the distances you never arrive in, for the blue world.”

– Rebecca Solnit, Author, from the creative nonfiction piece The Blue of Distance

Photo credit: Charles Kremenak

Photography by: Nicole Pederson