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.
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:
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 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:
“Apollo 11 bootprint” by NASA / Buzz Aldrin – NASA (original upload; ALSJ (AS11-40-5877)). Licensed under Public Domain via Wikimedia Commons – https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Apollo_11_bootprint.jpg#/media/File:Apollo_11_bootprint.jpg
“Aldrin Apollo 11 original” by NASA – http://www.hq.nasa.gov/alsj/a11/AS11-40-5903HR.jpghttp://www.archive.org/details/AS11-40-5903 (TIFF image). Licensed under Public Domain via Wikimedia Commons – https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Aldrin_Apollo_11_original.jpg#/media/File:Aldrin_Apollo_11_original.jpg