WE DID IT! The Kickstarter is funded and almost finished! I’m working around the clock to get all of your pottery ready for shipment next week. If you’re a backer, be sure to watch your email closely, as I’ll be using email to collect shipping addresses in the next couple days. This is your last chance to make any changes to your order, back our project, and to get pottery coupons for future pots:
Thanks so much for all of your support so far! Cheers!
As we close in on the $25,000 Kickstarter goal with over two weeks left in the campaign, it looks like many of you will also be celebrating a cosmic Christmas! Thank you so much for making this project a success! If you’re still interested in a piece of pottery for the Holidays, I urge you to please back our Kickstarter soon, as pots for Christmas delivery have begun to sell out:
Pots are piling up in the studio, but I’ve tried to find time to continue blogging. Here are three studio shots of the pottery I’m creating for all of you, as well as three pieces of advice from people who inspire my artwork.
“If you’re really observing and trying to learn, rather than seeking to impress, you may actually get the chance to do something useful.”
– Col. Chris Hadfield, Astronaut, qtd. in, “An Astronaut’s Guide to Life on Earth”
“Do whatever it takes to avoid fooling yourself into thinking something is true that is not, or that something is not true that is.”
– Neil deGrasse Tyson, Astrophysicist, qtd. in The Huffington Post: “What Science Is — and How and Why it Works”
“So be wise, because the world needs more wisdom. And if you cannot be wise, pretend to be someone who is wise and then just behave like they would.”
– Neil Gaiman, qtd. in The Best Commencement Speech You Many Ever Hear
After figuring out how to create a new type of cosmic pottery that is so much smaller, faster and easier to create than Cosmic Mugs, I’ve found another way for all of you to get an even better deal on a set of cosmic pottery:
So many of you seem to love the new “Cosmic Cup” listing, so I decided to work more hours and make just a few for the Holidays. Only 100 will be available, as Christmas delivery is closing in and I’ve got lots of pots to finish. A few $25 Cosmic Cup sets are also available. Enjoy!
The gift from the monk was for me, not for you! One of my favorite Art Professors from college, Brother David Paul, gifted me a sweet, cosmic wallet. It’s in the same style as the “Molecular Cloud Cluster” that has taken over my website. This is just one more example of how generous all of you have been throughout this project. Whether buying a set of Cosmic Mugs, simply showing a friend or sending an awesome gift like this, I truly appreciate every bit of positive energy all of you have sent my way.
This quote and video below might help communicate how incredibly thankful I am for all of your support throughout this Kickstarter:
“There’s no separating your work as an artist and your life and your spirit and what is holy about it.”
– Nick Offerman, Actor, Author, Woodworker, quoted in this YouTube video