The instrument maker does not confine himself to
sound devices exclusively. He also designs homes
and interiors (
an ace at architectural renderings and perspective
drawing, and makes a sublime rotisserie chicken.
Inspired by the recipe at Pio Pio, one of his
favorite Peruvian restaurants, Potokar rubs a
marinade of cumin, smoked paprika and soy on
the outside of the bird, and stuffs rosemary and
lemons inside. He composes the dish at his upstate
house in an outdoor kitchen he once designed and
built for a “This Old House” photo shoot. Potokar
likes to accompany the savory entree with grilled
romaine, green rice and watermelon margaritas.
Prior commercial successes and occasional gigs
enable Potokar’s experimental pursuits, and this
makes him extremely happy; the man who grew
up in a home that nurtured learning and music
is still exploring. He has an indelible boy-like
curiosity and appetite for discovery, and is always
beating and tapping on things to elicit new ideas.
And while he suspects this sometimes drives his
wife insane, she offers him full love and support.
Potokar says, “We’re aesthetically minded in
different ways. She couldn’t care less about music.
We are perfect together.”
sculpture 14 feet x
10 feet, mahogany