The Great Pottery Throw Down 2023 episode 2

The Great Pottery Throw Down 2023 episode 2

The Great Pottery Throw Down 2023 episode 2: Siobhán McSweeney sets the 11 remaining potters a deceptive challenge, in which they must make a keepsake box with a disguised lid and perform an unusual task while blindfolded. Judges Rich Miller and Keith Brymer Jones must decide who is potter of the week and who will leave the pottery.





This week’s tricky task is a great way to get to know the 11 remaining contestants — and for them to exhibit their artistic flair. They must slab-build a keepsake box with a secret compartment that reflects a dominant interest. These range from mudlarking and dance to science-fiction and beekeeping. And despite the odd droppage and kiln-crack, the creations are all without exception amazing. But the technical challenge — to throw three stacking mixing bowls, blindfolded — unsurprisingly exposes a few wobbles at the wheel.

Less a TV competition, more a collective of creative souls and like minds, Throw Down is back for series six with leg-mended Siobhán McSweeney back on hosting duty and Rich Miller and Keith Brymer Jones taskmastering as usual. And straight away, challenge one raises the emotional stakes with a tea set “dedicated to someone you love”. Soon it’s not just Keith with a lump in his throat but the contestants, too.There are nerves and droppages, and despite all the clay wedging, the creations are in the lap of the kiln gods. Yet the warm, catch-all camaraderie is infectious. Who wouldn’t be sad to be shown the studio door by the judges?

The Great Pottery Throw Down is a British television series that airs on Channel Four. The show features a group of amateur potters who compete against each other in various challenges to determine who is the best potter. The challenges are designed to test the contestants’ technical skills, creativity, and artistry in pottery. Each week, the judges critique the pottery created by the contestants and eliminate one person from the competition until only one remains. The winner of the competition is crowned the “Great Pottery Throw Down.”


The Great Pottery Throw Down 2023 episode 2


The Great Pottery Throw Down is a British television competition programme first broadcast on BBC Two from 3 November 2015. It is a contest in the style of The Great British Bake Off and The Great British Sewing Bee, but with pottery.

In each episode, a group of amateur potters compete to complete two pottery challenges. In the “main make” challenge, contestants undertake a substantial multi-stage creative task: subject to given specifications, they must design a ceramic creation, build it from raw clay, and decorate it; the finished products are fired in the kiln and presented to the judges for evaluation. In between stages of the main make, potters are given a “second challenge”, a smaller-scale task testing a specific pottery skill, on which they are ranked from worst to best by the judges. At the end of each episode, the judges designate the best-performing contestant as “potter of the week”. The contestant with the worst results is dismissed, and all others return for the following episode; the winner of the final episode is the overall winner of the series.

Pottery is a type of ceramic art in which clay is formed, shaped, and fired to create objects and vessels. Pottery has a long history dating back to ancient civilizations, and it is still a popular art form today. Pottery can be functional, such as pots, plates, and vases, or it can be decorative, such as sculptures and figurines. Making pottery requires a number of steps, including preparing the clay, shaping it on a pottery wheel or by hand, drying the piece, and firing it in a kiln. Pottery can be glazed or left unglazed, and it can be finished with a variety of surface treatments such as painting, carving, and glazing. Pottery can be made using a variety of techniques, including throwing, pressing, casting, and sculpting.

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3 thoughts on “The Great Pottery Throw Down 2023 episode 2”

  1. Landscape Artist of the Year or Portrait Artist of the Year would also be great additions if you can find them. I can’t.


  2. I just wanted to say that I have had a rough week, and I appreciate being able to forget about everything for an hour because of you.
    Thank you.

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