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


YouTube Video, Cosmic Mugs: Pottery Inspired by NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope

These “Cosmic Mugs” are largely inspired by Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson, astrophysicist and director of the Hayden Planetarium in New York City (in the video, he’s the guy on my shirt). In his article titled, “The Universe As A Muse” Dr. Tyson said:

“Like the religious and mythological sources that so influenced art before and during the Renaissance, countless artists today are moved by the need to capture the cosmos—on film, in dance, and on canvas.”

Here is a video I made about how the cosmos influences my pottery. Enjoy!

Cosmic Mugs: Pottery Inspired by NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope