Move The Earth - Ron Mason
The inspiration for Move the Earth came as a result of being immersed in the historical surroundings of the Historic Clay District, a National Historic Site highlighting early 20th century industrial pottery in Medicine Hat, AB Canada. At the time as the Education Coordinator for the District I continually researched its heritage. I spent my workdays in the inspiring spaces of the 1912 Medalta Potteries factory buildings. I also learned pottery from many extraordinary contemporary ceramic artists. These experiences have been deeply moving and have given me a true appreciation for the rich heritage of my chosen home and the people who founded, built, and continue to make it great.
Many of the songs on this disc were born after meeting former employees of the industry or people deeply committed to preserving its heritage. I hope these songs will enlighten, entertain and inspire others to find the magic in their own heritage whatever it may be.
Produced by Ken Hamm