Most of the raw glazes are grey, buff, or brown, and you can get some surprising post-firing results if you forget which nondescript glaze is the one on your pot. This ought to be a good way to discover an exciting new glaze combination, but so far all my accidents have looked horrible.
What do Vivaldi and Larry Norman have in common? They sometimes turn up in bargain bins, and they are good music to glaze by. After the douce acrobatics of the recorders, I finished with a couple of Norman tracks, to enjoy his particular brand of allusive lyric (‘he propositioned the land … his intentions were six sixty six …’) though, on reflection, it seems a little odd to contemplate the reign of the Antichrist so placidly while I dip and pour.