Chris Jacoby manages the workshop at Potter Violins in Takoma Park, MD, and his handmade instruments are played in orchestras and ensembles around the world. He edits The Scroll magazine for The Violin Society of America, and is a regular contributor to industry publications.
May 15th, 2019 | 1 hr 3 mins
bass, cello, luthier, orchestra, viola, violin, violin maker, violin making, women, women woodworkers, workbench
Interviews with awesome female luthiers in the field.
April 17th, 2019 | Season 1 | 1 hr 1 min
bass, cello, depression, life balance, luthier, mental health, neuroses, obsession, obsessive compulsive disorder, orchestra, strings, viola, violin, violin making, violin restoration, wood shop, wood working
Retaining mental health at the workbench
April 8th, 2019 | Season 1 | 34 mins 25 secs
antonio stradivari, bass, ben hebbert, brown recluse, cello, corene, cremona, luthier, oberlin, orchestra, strings, thinking cap, viola, violin, violin making, violin restoration, violin schools, wood shop, wood working
Listeners wanna know! Where can you learn violin making? What are some modern materials being used today? What's a thinking cap? Why is a spider in Chris' pants? Special guest Ben Hebbert.
March 20th, 2019 | Season 1 | 1 hr 15 mins
bass, cello, jerry pasewicz, luthier, sea change, strings, triangle strings, viola, violin, violin history, violin making, vuillaume, wood shop, wood working
The violin in a changing world, as seen through the historical eyes of Jean Baptiste Vuillaume, and through the modern eyes of Jerry Pasewicz.
February 20th, 2019 | Season 1 | 1 hr 16 mins
balfour stradivarius, bass, cello, fakes, forgeries, luthier, orchestra, strings, viola, violin, violin making, voller brothers, wood shop, wood working
Understanding the Balfour Strand and the hand the Voller brothers had in making it, guest Ben Hebbert - violin expert.
January 23rd, 2019 | Season 1 | 59 mins 24 secs
imposter syndrome, introduction
We explain Omobono Stradivari and speculate about his relationship to his famous father, introduce the hosts, admit repair mistakes, and talk about the rampant imposter syndrome we see throughout the violin making industry.