Wednesday, April 24, 2013


I know I have droned on about music in regards to working previously, but it seems to be a topic that comes up from time to time. I recently had a nice series of emails regarding music and we compared notes as to what music we tend to listen to with various tasks; from throwing and trimming, to decorating, carving, glaze making and glazing. I noticed, that we both listened to some of the same music for similar tasks, which I found more than a coincidence and rather interesting. Yesterday, I was carving a group of porcelain bowls and the music I was listening to was a compilation of classical, new age and electronic music which included a few by Tomita, some Jarre and Vangelis, some jazzed up Claire De Lune versions by various artists and Alan Parson's Project, I, ROBOT. The cd is contemplative, soft and without any abrupt or loud interruptions, it is simpatico with the task at hand. I am a firm believer that we each have our own soundtrack to our lives and this is just another group that gets me through yet another part of making my pottery and enjoying it along the way.

1 comment:

  1. I enjoy listening to Alan Parsons - I Robot also. I have Yanni - Live at the Acropolis which is great for throwing, But when I have cleaning up and wedging where I need to get my butt moving - Larry Carlton - Sapphire Blue. You can keep still with this upbeat jazz.