The Great British Bake Off meets amateur pottery competition. Because of its nostalgic melody and magnificent ceramic creations, The Great British Pottery Throwdown has become a popular favorite among viewers. The Great British Pottery Throwdown Season 6 has here, bringing with it even more clay-based brilliance.
Siobhan McSweeney, the Derry Girls actress who resumed Throwdown duties on crutches last year, is also returning as the host, having been temporarily substituted by Strictly Come Dancing 2022 star Ellie Taylor due to a serious bike accident.
There are various inventive hurdles designed to put the potters’ skills to the test, as is traditional. “They must create a trio of flying birds based on Hilda Ogden’s ducks on her Muriel on Coronation Street,” Siobhan explains. There’s also an ‘abstract’ coffee set and some great tile-making during bathroom week.
More seasoned potters will also visit the museum in Stoke-on-Trent to put the participants through extremely difficult skill tests. “We had a guest potter who has been making chimney pots since he was a child and did this pie crust design on top of each pot,” Siobhan says. “No one will see it, so it’s that old-fashioned idea of doing something gorgeous just for the sake of making something beautiful.”
The Great Pottery Throw Down Recap
As the clay duel begins at the wheel, judges Keith Brymer Jones and Rich Miller assign the potters two tasks: to throw a children’s crockery set and ceramic milk bottles. The final 11 potters are required to create a blindfolded pendulum wall clock. The judges, Rich Miller and Keith Brymer Jones, must decide who is the week’s potter and who must leave the pottery.
In honor of the ceramics town of Stoke, judges Keith Brymer Jones and Rich Miller devised a bottle kiln assignment for the remaining potters. The remaining potters build a Japanese-inspired tea set for surprise guests and social media spectacle Florian Gadsby during Raku week.
It’s Garden Week, and the eight remaining potters make a trio of character gnomes before being challenged by guest judge Adam Keeling to create a sea kale force. Before putting their repeating-pattern talents to the test with guest judge Orla Kiely, the potters create a colorful pair of very detailed glazed bowls.
During Wildlife Week, the potters handcraft a table lamp, compete in a Throw Down, and are surprised by a familiar figure. Who will reach the quarterfinals? Siobhan McSweeney will host the quarterfinal, in which participants will draw a self-portrait and construct their sawdust kilns.
They must make candlesticks under pressure for the second assignment before judges Keith Brymer Jones and Rich Miller select who advances to the next round. Siobhan McSweeney presents a bathroom-themed semi-final in which the potters must make fully working urinals and copies of Wedgwood Jasperware.
The series’ judges, Keith Brymer Jones and Rich Miller must make the most difficult choice of the season: which three potters will advance to the grand final. The competition’s conclusion is hosted by Ellie Taylor and Siobhán McSweeney.
The finalists must design a garden totem sculpture that reflects their life story in the first stage. Rich Miller then puts them through a magnificent devil’s labor task before determining which of the three potters would be proclaimed winner this year alongside colleague judge Keith Brymer Jones.
The Great Pottery Throw Down season 6 Contestants.
- The current season of the show features 12 contestants. The participants are as follows:
- Rebecca, 32, from Scarborough — Teacher
- Vithu, 29, from Manchester — Bartender/Waiter
- Caitlin, 23, from Glasgow — Medical Student
- Fabiola, 52, from London (originally Colombia) — Nanny
- Fliss, 24 from London — Oil Painter
- James, 44, from Banbury — Art Teacher
- Christophe, 36, from London (originally France) — Architect
- Derek, 57, from Tunbridge Wells (originally Belfast) — Journalist/Editor
- Jon, 46, from Corsham — Chartered Structural Engineer
- George, 27, from Hampshire — Junior Doctor
- Helen, 65, from Kent — Is a retired Headteacher
- Lois, 36 from Ramsgate, Kent — Teacher turned jewelry designer
The Great Pottery Throw Down Season 6 Episode 2 Release Date
Season 6 Episode 2 of The Great British Pottery Throwdown premieres on Sunday, January 15 at 7.45 p.m. Season 6 of The Great Pottery Throw Down (2023) will debut on Sunday, January 08, at 7:45 p.m. It will consist of ten episodes, one of which will air each Sunday.
- Birthday Tea Set and Handleless Jug -Sun January 08, 2023
- Episode 2- Sun Jan 15, 2023
- Episode 3- Sun Jan 22, 2023
- Episode 4 Sun Jan 29, 2023
- Special The Great Festive Pottery Throw Down- Sun December 25, 2022
Where to watch The Great Pottery Throw Down?
The Great Pottery Throw Down Season 6 is now available on Channel 4’s on-demand service. Channel 4, a British television network, is only available in the United Kingdom and not in the United States. You’d need to utilize a VPN to watch it in the United States. The Great Pottery Throw Down 2023 takes place in Stoke-on-Trent, England, which is noted for its pottery manufacturing.
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