Kickstarter Staff Pick: Cosmic Mugs Available for the Holidays

Thanks so much to everyone who backed Cosmic Mugs so far! We raised over $10,000 in just a few days. WOW! That’s enough to install a studio furnace, insulation in the studio walls and to cover all costs of utilities to keep my clay and glazes from freezing this winter. I’m so grateful for all of your support.

$49 Cosmic Mugs: LIVE on Kickstarter

Kickstarter also chose Cosmic Mugs as a Staff Pick! This means our project could be featured to millions of people on Kickstarter’s homepage and social media!

Chris Hadfield, Card and Cosmic Mug and Planetary Nebula Above, Cherrico Pottery, 2015

This card was from Canadian Astronaut Chris Hadfield, who wrote me an incredibly humble, inspiring letter after I sent him a Cosmic Mug. You might recognize him from his YouTube performance of David Bowie’s, “Space Oddity” recorded on board the International Space Station. I want to share his words of wisdom with you, because it’s great advice that all of you can apply to your own lives. Colonel Hadfield said,

“I wish you all my very best as you pursue your most distant of dreams while celebrating the joys and victories of each day.”

 Col. Chris Hadfield, Astronaut


Apollo 11 Bootprint, Bigcommerce Blog Feature and another Chance to Win Two Free COSMIC MUGS

46 years ago today, the first humans set foot on the moon. As a potter, I’m obsessed with making marks. This photo shows Buzz Aldrin making footprints on the lunar surface:


Bootprint, Mark Making, Brushing Glaze

Aldrin’s mark on the moon will impact society forever. Earlier this year, my friends at StarTalk Radio helped get a cosmic mug into Buzz Aldrin’s hands (also- StarTalk just put out this awesome podcast episode with Bill Nye talking about his change of heart towards GMO foods). As more and more celebrities like Buzz Aldrin own cosmic mugs, my hope is that my art will help people think about important marks we all make on society.

To help celebrate this important day, the Bigcommerce Blog generously agreed to host a giveaway of my newest cosmic mugs! You can enter the giveaway here:

Bigcommerce Cosmic Mug Giveaway, Cherrico Pottery Blog Post, compressed

Bigcommerce has helped me sell pottery online for the past four years. Their online store hosting is a key reason that I have been able to make a living as a full-time potter. They generously let me write this guest blog post on their website:

Products That Matter: Blending Art, Science and Pricing for a Winning Ecommerce Strategy

Cosmic Mug on the Deck

Photography Copyright:

“Apollo 11 bootprint” by NASA / Buzz Aldrin – NASA (original upload; ALSJ (AS11-40-5877)). Licensed under Public Domain via Wikimedia Commons –

“Aldrin Apollo 11 original” by NASA – (TIFF image). Licensed under Public Domain via Wikimedia Commons –