From what we can tell, The Great Pottery Throw Down is like The Great British Baking Show on steroids. She pots from her garden studio in Buckinghamshire because she likes to 'stay true to the nature of clay'. Joanna says it was after searching for a pot for her bonsai tree and finding that everything was too expensive that she decided to make one herself. What is the Great Pottery Throw Down and when is it on? So who will take the crown? After school I got a job as an apprentice, shovelling clay for a big studio, then went on to start my own studio in 1990. Rekha's love of clay began six years ago when, after her two children started university, she enrolled in a fine art course at Central Saint Martins. For further details of our complaints policy and to make a complaint please click. Nigel, 52, Derbyshire Father-of-two Nigel, spent 30 years in the construction industry before discovering his love for pottery.
I got emotional because we put the contestants through the wringer. Despite his potting being the source of much amusement to his army colleagues, Tom managed to buy their approval by making them all beer mugs. Other season highlights includes The Hairy Biker's mission to support elderly people in the community in Old School. . Joanna has since honed her skills in the studio that her and her late husband converted from an old stable block.
He started at evening classes now pots in his garden shed, throwing bowls, mugs and delicate heart-shaped platters. Do it for friendship, Britain. ©News Group Newspapers Limited in England No. It started with 10 amateur potters from across the country bidding to be named Top Potter over the course of the competition on their way to hopefully winning the grand final. Father-of-four Tom, 41, married his childhood sweetheart, Becky, and they now live together in Gloucestershire with their young children Sally-Jo, 33, Hampshire Interior design, Sally-Jo, is engaged to be married and does all her potting at the evening classes, which she joined five years ago.
Download the application form and send it to pottery loveproductions. My father died while we were filming, but the community spirit got me through — the connection between the judges and the contestants was just fantastic. You get such a sense of achievement and pleasure making beautiful things. Finally, listen to ample comments about shrinkage in this challenge tackling fine bone china tea sets: The Great Pottery Throw Down is decidedly randier than The Great British Baking Show. If the matter has been weighing on your mind, fear not. I love the transformation of pottery.
Meet the ten potting enthusiasts vying for the title. Tom joined the army in 1996 and left nine years later as an army major - Major Tom, to be precise. Share Over the course of the series, the contestants make earthenware kitchen bowls, chandeliers, super-sized garden sculptures and many other household objects. She now pots in a disused barn on her dad's farm. Only once you've stripped away all those musical crutches that a backing track offers - it's possible to truly see, and test, the group's quality. Part-time painter and decorator Jim, 52, lives with his wife of ten years and their nine-year-old daughter in West Sussedx. He recently rode from the Orkney Islands to Morocco in 23 days.
Brace yourselves and take note. Applications close midnight Sunday 10th April 2016. Week four is garden week, where judges Keith Brymer Jones and Kate Malone challenge the seven remaining potters to make stunning ceramics for the great outdoors. You might have gotten whiplash, though, by how fast it became a hit. Despite always been artistic, James says he chose to 'play it safe', going to veterinary school rather than art school. We speak to the judges about the show and what it takes to make it as a potter… Judge Kate Malone lives in London with her husband and 18-year old daughter. Part-time teacher Jane, 40, lives in North Wales with her husband and two children and has 22 years of potting experience behind her James, 31, Bristol Vet, James lives with his partner Mark on a woodland estate.
I started pottery at school when I was 11 and knew immediately it was what I wanted to do. Inspired to take the next step in your pottery practice, or perhaps even to become a full-time professional? To inquire about a licence to reproduce material, visit our site. She enrolled in a local pottery group and found a new passion. When he's not working on the wheel, he's sitting on one and spends his spare time on his bike. The makers behind The Great British Pottery Throw Down are looking for contestants for the second series. The reality show, which promises to be the perfect antidote to Bake Off blues, is presented by Sara Cox and features 10 contestants out to prove their potting prowess. Teacher Matthew, 23, from North Yorkshire, took home to coveted title.
How did Freya get into pottery? I can be quite tough as a judge as I want to see people do their best and show their skills. We should start with the disclaimer that we have no idea when the brand spanking new reality competition show will be available to watch on this side of the pond. Father-of-two Nigel, 52, from Derbyshire spent 30 years in the construction industry before discovering his love for pottery Sandra, 52, Leeds Sandra is a mother of two children, a new grandmother to a baby girl and works as a community arts project manager in Leeds. During the first season, ten amateur potters took part in a weekly challenge, which was then judged by ceramic artist Kate Malone and potter Keith Brymer Jones. Jim, who has been into ceramics for over 25 years, pots in his garden workshop and has a small contract with an up-market hotel supplier for around 250 items of dinnerware each year. In his spare time, 'Rockabilly Jim' is the lead singer and guitarist in his band, Slim Jim and the Wildcards. She says: 'I would love to introduce more clients to the exciting world of contemporary ceramics and not just my own work! Want the scoop on all things pottery? In the show, people have a jolly good go.