If you are okay with being surprised by a totally random Cosmic Mug that has a tiny flaw, we can give you a steep discount. They are 100% functional and will never change, but have small flaws that warrant a discount. You can see them in the attached image, with flaws marked with blue tape. These pots are only available whenever Joel is able to create a surplus of Cosmic Mugs.
These Cosmic Mugs vary in sizes and shapes between about 14 to about 20 ounces each.
Cosmic Mugs are inspired by a firestorm of nebula gases captured by NASA's Hubble Space Telescope. I think of these mugs as abstract paintings. Real images of deep space galaxy cloud clusters and nebula inspire my abstract glaze paintings over an "Oil Spot Black" base glaze, meant to reference the night sky.
This surplus of random Cosmic Mugs is different for these reasons:
- Most have gorgeous colors, but strange texture flaws.
- Some have tiny cracks "s" cracks on the bottom of the pot, which are only visual and do not affect durability. They are 100% functional and will never change.
- Some have one or two slight cracks caused from "dunting" which happens sometimes during the kiln firing. Dunting cracks happen before the pot is finished, so they are equally as durable as regular Cosmic Mugs. These cracks never grow and do not affect durability. However, a tiny crack can be visually distracting.
- Some have glaze drips that were ground off the bottom, from the glaze dripping to far down the pot.
- They vary widely in shapes and sizes from 13-20 ounces.
All are 100% functional and good mugs. If you are okay with being surprised by a totally random Cosmic Mug that might have a tiny flaw, then this listing is for you. All that we ask is that you are okay with the fact that these mugs need to be randomly chosen and might not be as perfect as our standard Cosmic Mugs that are otherwise sold regularly.
These mugs are inspired by a firestorm of nebula gases captured by NASA's Hubble Space Telescope. They have a darker pallet of colors, but are still intricate and complex. I think of these mugs as abstract paintings. Real images of deep space galaxy cloud clusters and nebula inspire my abstract glaze paintings over an "Oil Spot Black" base glaze, meant to reference the night sky.
All of our Stoneware and porcelain pottery is 100% food and dishwasher safe. All Cosmic Mugs are completely microwave safe.
Read about this "firestorm of raw stellar creation" that inspires Cherrico Pottery glaze chemistry: HubbleSite.org
This mug was a gift to my daughter for her birthday. You couldn’t see any flaw whatsoever. She absolutely loves it!
I am in love with my cosmic mug! I purchased a “flawed” mug…I have no idea what the flaw is, it’s perfect to me! I have been waiting to own my very own piece of Cherrico Pottery since I discovered Joel a few years ago. Dreams really do come true!
A beautiful mug! I use it every day and it sits on my counter and never gets put in the cupboard.
I love my Cosmic Mug, it's supposedly flawed but I don't know what the flaws are, and can't find a single thing about it flawed. It's just beautiful and I have it sitting on my shelf with the rest of my other pieces of art, now I need one to actually enjoy my coffee out of. ☕☕ Hint, hint..
I now own 4 cosmic mugs, 2 from each color pallet. My most recent purchase is bit smaller than the others, but that's fine it is what makes it art. I'm very happy with all my mugs.
I bought this mug for my grand daughter. I was so pleased when I opened the box it was awesome just like all the other pieces I have bought.. My grand daughter was extremely excited. She said she was going to drink her coffee milk and hot chocolate in it. Thanks Joel for the great price.
I love how they are labeled as "flawed", but you can't hardly tell that they are!! It was a random pick and it would have been what I would have picked since it matches my bowl!! Wonderful pottery!! Thanks!
Absolutely love my cosmic mug, it's so comfortable to hold & drink from. It's my favorite mug. I hope to purchase other items in the future.
Absolutely beautiful. The only flaw was on me that I waited so long to order them.
This is by far my favorite mug purchase and I collect mugs. I am in love with the glaze and the drips and the overall beauty that is this mug. I look forward to buying another one!
This mug is absolutely stunning ,the colors everything.to me it's is flawless but being the artists eye to him he sees flawed.my husband is so jealous we are hoping to get another one next month! No disappointment here.thanks Joel keep up the awesome work!
Absolutely love my mug! Every time I use it I put my thumb on top of Joel’s as I drink my coffee! It is an amazing piece of art!
I love my mug despite the "flaws." It's still a beautiful handmade piece of art! The glaze spiral at the bottom of mine is amazing. It has a goldish glow in the center of the spiral. I use mine every day! I would love to get my hands on another at a later time!
Love my mug! Flawed is a word that should never be used in art. The colors are amazing & change in different lighting. The time, thought & care put into this piece is a gift. I will treasure it forever. Thank you Joel
You can tell where the glaze dripped too far and had to be fixed, but that just gives it more artful character. Love the beauty in the mug. Has become the every day use mug.
Love my Random Cosmic Mug! No buyer's remorse here! It is unique and an absolute stunning piece of art that I will admire and enjoy using for years to come. Thank you Joel, I love it!