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The Great Pottery Throw Down

The Great Pottery Throw Down is a television programme first broadcast on the 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 the craft of pottery rather than baking or sewing.

The Great Pottery Throw Down
The Great Pottery Throw Down Title Card.jpg
Genre Pottery
Presented by Sara Cox
Judges Kate Malone
Keith Brymer Jones
Opening theme "I Can't Explain"
by The Who (Series One)
"Making_Time"
by The Creation (Series Two)
Country of origin United Kingdom
Original language(s) English
No. of series 2
No. of episodes 14
Production
Location(s) Middleport Pottery, Middleport, Staffordshire, England, UK
Running time 60 minutes
Production company(s) Love Productions
Distributor BBC Worldwide
Release
Original network BBC Two
Picture format 16:9
Audio format Stereo
Original release 3 November 2015 (2015-11-03) – present
Chronology
Related shows The Great British Bake Off
The Great British Sewing Bee
External links
Website www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b06nwm7b

The presenter is Sara Cox and the expert judges are Kate Malone and Keith Brymer Jones.[1][2]

Contents

Series overviewEdit

Series Episodes Premiere Finale Winner Average UK viewers
(millions)
1 6 3 November 2015 8 December 2015 Matthew 2.39
2 8 2 February 2017 23 March 2017 Ryan 3.34

Series 1 (2015)Edit

PottersEdit

Potter Age Occupation Hometown
James 31 Vet Bristol
Jane 40 Farmer's daughter North Wales
Jim 52 Part-time painter and decorator Bognor Regis
Joanna 42 Parish Councillor West Sussex
Matthew 23 Teacher Giggleswick
Nigel 52 Builder Bakewell
Rekha 49 Conceptual artist Buckinghamshire
Sally-Jo 33 Interior designer Petersfield
Sandra 52 Project Manager Leeds
Tom 41 Retired Army Major Gloucestershire

Results summaryEdit

Elimination chart
Potter 1 2 3 4 5 6
Matthew BP Winner
Jim BP Finalist
Sally-Jo Finalist
Tom BP Finalist
Jane OUT
Sandra OUT
James OUT
Joanna LEFT
Nigel OUT
Rekha OUT

Colour key:

     Potter was eliminated
     Potter won Pot of the Week
     Potter walked from the series
     Potter got through to the next round
     Potter was one of the least favourite
     Potter was one of the favourites
     Potter was a series finalist
     Potter was the series winner

EpisodesEdit

     Potter was eliminated
     Potter walked from the series
     Top Potter
     Winner

Episode 1Edit

Potter Main Make Spot Test Throw Down
Stackable Kitchen Bowls Pulling Egg Cups
James N/A 6th 23
Jane 7th 28
Jim 2nd 32
Joanna 4th 18
Matthew 5th 28
Nigel 8th 23
Rekha 9th 19
Sally-Jo 3rd 31
Sandra 10th 20
Tom 1st 36

Episode 2Edit

Potter Main Make Spot Test Throw Down
Decorative Hand Basin Surface Design Tallest Cylinder
James N/A 9th 15cm
Jane 2nd 20cm
Jim 6th 19cm
Joanna 7th 17.5cm
Matthew 1st 22cm
Nigel 8th 13cm
Sally-Jo 5th 12cm
Sandra 3rd 18cm
Tom 4th 20cm

Episode 3Edit

Potter Main Make Spot Test Throw Down
Long-necked Vases Slip Decoration Ornate Candlestick Copies
James N/A 4th 6th
Jane 6th 5th
Jim 5th 3rd
Joanna
Matthew 3rd 1st
Sally-Jo 2nd 7th
Sandra 6th 4th
Tom 1st 1st

Episode 4Edit

Potter Main Make Spot Test Throw Down
Garden Sculpture Strawberry Pot Widest Plate
Jane N/A 5th 33cm
6th
Jim 1st 36cm
5th
Matthew 4th 36.5cm
1st
Sally-Jo 3rd 32cm
4th
Sandra 6th 34cm
3rd
Tom 2nd 35cm
2nd

Episode 5Edit

Potter Main Make Spot Test Throw Down
Bone China Chandelier Banding Closed Sphere
Jane N/A 2nd 4th
Jim 1st 1st
Matthew 5th 2nd
Sally-Jo 4th 5th
Tom 3rd 3rd

Episode 6Edit

Potter Main Make Spot Test Throw Down
12-piece Porcelain Tea set The Devil's Work High-shouldered Jugs
Jim N/A 4th 4th
Matthew 2nd 2nd
Sally-Jo 1st 3rd
Tom 3rd 1st

Series 2 (2017)Edit

The second series begins on 2 February 2017 on BBC Two. Some episodes will have a guest judge, these will include Emma Bridgewater (episode 1) and Johnny Vegas.[citation needed]

PottersEdit

Potter Age Occupation Hometown
Cáit 31 Quaker Meeting House worker Reading
Carole 63 Pottery Teacher Hertfordshire
Clover 33 Accountant and Part-time Illustrator London
Daniel 55 Mortgage adviser Hampshire
Elaine 55 Banana import business owner Buckinghamshire
Freya 24 Student London
James 25 Tour guide in National Glass Centre Newcastle upon Tyne
Nam 27 Cage fighter and Kick boxer London
Richard 53 Pub landlord Banbury
Ryan 30 Model Ipswich

Results summaryEdit

Elimination chart
Potter 1 2 3 4 5[a] 6 7 8
Ryan BP BP Winner
Clover BP Runner-up
Richard BP Runner-up
Freya BP OUT
Cáit OUT
Nam BP OUT
Elaine BP OUT
James OUT
Daniel OUT
Carole OUT

[a] Because the judges were unable to agree, no-one was eliminated this week. As a result, two potters were eliminated the following week.

Colour key:

     Potter was eliminated
     Potter won Pot of the Week
     Potter walked from the series
     Potter got through to the next round
     Potter was one of the least favourite
     Potter was one of the favourites
     Potter was a series finalist
     Potter was the series winner

RatingsEdit

Series 1Edit

Episode
no.
Airdate Viewers BBC Two
weekly ranking[3]
1 3 November 2015 (2015-11-03) 2,245,000 8
2 10 November 2015 (2015-11-10) 2,402,000 10
3 17 November 2015 (2015-11-17) 2,437,000 7
4 24 November 2015 (2015-11-24) 2,160,000 11
5 1 December 2015 (2015-12-01) 2,354,000 7
6 8 December 2015 (2015-12-08) 2,530,000 7

Series 2Edit

Episode
no.
Airdate Viewers BBC Two
weekly ranking[4]
1 2 February 2017 2,197,000 5
2 9 February 2017 2,387,000 5
3 16 February 2017 2,373,000 4
4 23 February 2017 2,578,000 3
5 2 March 2017 2,604,000 4
6 9 March 2017 2,576,000 4
7 16 March 2017 3,140,000 1
8 23 March 2017 3,340,000 1

ReferencesEdit

External linksEdit