Master Your Morning Giveaway💪🏻☕️📚, Ends 9-25-21

Start your day with one of our most popular coffee mug styles. This month, we decided to do a second giveaway. Enter our “Master Your Morning Giveaway” for a chance to win one of our most popular mugs paired with a book.

Here at Cherrico Pottery, all the employees do a process called “Reading and Research”. Each employee is given books that Joel has read previously and believes will help us with our specific tasks. This process allows us to learn, understand the way Joel runs his business, and allows us to provide a different perspective.

If you’re interested in the books included in this months giveaway, here is a short quote or excerpt from each:

“It is far easier to talk of the way things should be. It takes toughness, humility, and will to accept them for what they actually are.” – The Obstacle Is The Way by Ryan Holiday. This book is paired with an out of this world “Cosmic Mug.

“Procrastination may be the enemy of productivity, but it can be a resource for creativity.” – Originals by Adam Grant. The lucky winner of this book will also win a “Cosmic Mug.

“We want action. We seek to test ourselves. We want friends—real friends, who will put themselves on the line for us—and we want to do the same for them. We’re seeking some force that will hurl us out of our going-nowhere lives and into the real world, into genuine hazard and risk. We want to be part of something greater than ourselves, something we can be proud of. And we want to come out of the process as different (and better) people than we were when we went in. We want to be men, not boys. We want to be women, not girls.” – The Warrior Ethos by Steven Pressfield. The recipient of this book will also receive a “Kothon Spartan Warrior Mug.”

We hope that this giveaway will give you the chance to master your morning with a new coffee cup and an insightful book; what a perfect way to start the day. Enter now for a chance to win and good luck!


Gratitude Giveaway✨, Ends 9-7-21

We are kicking off the new month with a giveaway! During the first week of September, enter our ‘Gratitude Giveaway’ for a chance to win three amazing pieces.

The past few months (with the exception of August), we have given away multiple pieces to multiple people in our pottery giveaways. We decided to switch it up for this time. During the first week of the month, we will be giving away 3 amazing lunar/cosmic inspired pieces to ONE person! Absolutely free.

Our Lunar/Cosmic inspired pieces are some of our most popular pieces. These pieces of pottery also take the most time and skill to complete to perfection. These amazing pots are a perfect way to show our gratitude for our ‘out of this world’ fans and supporters. 

No matter how you support Cherrico Pottery, whether it’s through Patreon subscriptions, purchasing from our online store, or liking and sharing our Facebook posts, we appreciate you. Without people like you, Cherrico Pottery wouldn’t be possible. We are eternally grateful. 

The 3 pieces we decided to give away this month are: 

1x “Lunar/Cosmic Dinner Plate” 

2x :”Moon Mugs

The “Moon Mugs” were picked fresh from the kiln for this giveaway and have not been photographed for our online store. 

We hope that you all enjoy this month’s “Gratitude Giveaway”. Good luck!

Limited Edition Giveaway✨, Ends 7-31-21


For years, we have given away beautiful pots in our monthly giveaways. This month, we took it a step further and decided to choose pieces that rarely are for sale, or have never been available for purchase.

One of three winners will receive a one of a kind “Experimental Mug” paired with the book “Originals” by Adam Grant. Joel’s Experimental Pottery are all unique and unpredictable pieces. From his splatter designs that seem to hide fun and interesting visuals, to his pieces that blend shades of Iron and cobalt for an interesting contrast.

A gorgeous “Cobalt Soup Mug” is another piece included in our giveaway. This larger sized mug is paired with a very educational book written by Ben Carter. Ben Carter is a studio potter, educator, and the author of “Mastering The Potter’s Wheel” . Ben also hosts a podcast that features weekly interviews with other ceramic artists from around the globe. Cherrico Pottery supports the Tales of a Red Clay Ramblers Patreon and hopes to see this insightful podcast continue to flourish.

The third and final winner will receive a custom made “Lunar Cup” paired with a copy of “Cosmic Queries” by Neil deGrasse Tyson. The book ,Cosmic Queries, was sent to Joel personally from the author himself. Inside you will find, scribbled within the first few pages, Neil’s autograph in vibrant purple ink.

If you have been following Cherrico Pottery for a while, you may have seen Joel’s blog post he wrote for StarTalk, or the short interview clips from StarTalk Radio we like to share with our fans. Truth is, Cherrico Pottery has supported StarTalk Radio’s Patreon for years. By continuing to support, Joel is able to draw more inspiration from the cosmos, and then filter it into art.

This custom made “Lunar Cup” was designed for Star Talk Radio. Unlike the other two pieces in this giveaway, this cup is limited edition, and no cups like it are available for purchase. This fun piece has the classic shape and texture of Joel’s other Lunar Cups, but has “Keep Looking Up” scribed on with black glaze. If you listen to StarTalk, you’ll know that this uplifting reminder is how Neil deGrasse Tyson ends every episode.

The team here at Cherrico Pottery hopes you all have an amazing summer and that you’ll enjoy this month’s giveaway.



June Pottery Giveaway, Ends 6-30-21

This month, 3 winners will receive a beautiful pot paired with one of our favorite books. These books have guided the work of Joel as an artist, business owner, and individual, as well as the members of our team. Each of these pieces were hand picked by Joel.

Here’s what he had to say about the books we are giving away this month:

In regards to “Practical Pottery” by Jon Schmidt, “Jon‘s perspective on making beautiful, useful pottery is helpful for anyone who is curious about how to make pottery themselves.”

“Steven Pressfield’s writing is so powerful that the city of Sparta in Greece declared him an honorary citizen. He reveals truths about how all of us struggle in our own lives, but we all share the power to conquer those struggles with dignity and honor.” These are Joel’s thoughts on Steven Pressfield‘s work, including “The Warrior Ethos” and “A Man At Arms.”

Finally, the last book we are giving away this month, “Mastery” by Robert Greene. “I reread this book every year. There’s this idea that 10,000 hours spent on any task will make you a master. But after you spent 20,000 hours, that’s when magic really happens. Robert Greene gives you steps on exactly what’s necessary to create something worthy of being truly original.”

We hope you enjoy this giveaway!



Shades of Spring Giveaway, Ends 5-31-21

After a few confusing weeks of Minnesota weather, it seems we finally have entered the spring season. The air is getting warmer and the lovely spring colors are vibrant. This month, we chose pottery that reminded us of these spring shades.

Our cobalt glaze is reminiscent of spring showers, the darker shades like the roaring thunderclouds above and the lighter hues like rain.

The Iron glaze is bright and vibrant like the sun which, thankfully, is now shining brightly daily.

Our mixture of glazes for our classic Cosmic Mugs is bright and colorful. Normally, these colors make me think about what they are inspired by, the cosmos. However, with the changing of the seasons, these hues make me think of the brightly colored flowers that will soon be popping out of the ground.

This month 4 lucky winners will win beautiful pottery absolutely free. Hope you enjoy this giveaway and good luck!