5 Potters Who Embody The Art of Business

“The challenge is to do the thing you have to do because you’re in love with it and can’t do anything else. Not because you want to become rich or famous but because you will be unhappy if you can’t do it.” ~ Warren MacKenzie, qtd. in The Studio Potter, 1990. Referenced in “A Potter’s Journey, Part Six: Growing A Profitable Pottery …

Stoic Pottery: How Ancient Philosophy Inspires Cosmic Mugs

“Watch the stars in their courses and imagine yourself running alongside them. Think constantly on the changes of the elements into each other, for such thoughts wash away the dust of earthly life.” – Marcus Aurelius, quoted in “The Daily Stoic” The Ceramic process is almost like magic. Clay, water and earth elements change through fire to create gorgeous coffee …

Momentous Pottery Giveaways Inspired by NASA

July 20th, 1969 was when humans first set foot on the Moon. Astronaut Buzz Aldrin (who owns a Cosmic Mug thanks to our friend Stacey at StarTalk) is 87 years young and he’s STILL active on Instagram, reminiscing about the experience: Joel studies astronauts because it inspires him to filter ideas into is artwork, towards achieving greatness. Astronauts Buzz Aldrin and Col. …

Father’s Day, 2017: Reflection and Two Pottery Giveaways

*This is a guest blog post, edited by Joel Cherrico and written by John Fink: CSB/SJU Marketing Intern at Cherrico Pottery.  Interesting facts about Father’s Day: Father’s Day is the 4th largest card-sending occasion with 72 million sent annually. The average person spends about $115.57 on presents for their father, which totals to about $12,700,000,000 a year. Claude Monet is widely considered …

Birthday Pots: 29 Freebies

Cool facts about the number 29: The atomic number of Copper (Cu) The number of years it takes the planet Saturn to orbit the Sun Iowa is the 29th state in the US- I grew up in Iowa! No, I didn’t grow up on a farm 🌽🌽 My age. Today is my 29th birthday! To celebrate, we’re giving away 29 pots, …