Everything you need to know about the new show from the creators of The Great British Bake Off
Looking for a new series to get stuck into now The Great British Bake Off has come to an end for another year?
We’ve got a feeling that The Great British Pottery Throw Down is about to become your new weeknight addiction.
Created by the talented team behind Mary Berry and Paul Hollywood’s hugely popular cooking show, the programme will be made up of six episodes – starting tonight, 3 November 2015 at 9.00pm.
It’ll see ten contestants battle it out at the potter’s wheel to impress experts Keith Brymer Jones and Kate Malone with their ‘showstopper’, ‘main make’ and ‘glazed glory’ pieces.
Curious to know a little more about the judges?
Keith is a ceramic designer who’s sold his wares in major high street stores including John Lewis, Habitat and Heals.
The Londoner has his own homeware range comprised of mugs, plates and table accessories which combine retro and contemporary influences.
Keith is also the head designer at MAKE International, a company started in 2005 by Dominic Speelman.
Kate is a ceramist who studied at Bristol Polytechnic before honing her craft at the Royal College of Art. After graduating in 1986, Kate set up her own studio in London.
She loves to use bright colours and finds travelling to exotic locations a key inspiration for her work.
Sara Cox – best known for presenting The Radio 1 Breakfast Show and Radio 2’s Saturday night transmission Sounds Of The 80s – has been hired to front The Great British Pottery Throw Down.
And by the sounds of things, she’s got a feeling the public are going to be hooked.
‘There’s something really raw and exciting about grabbing a lump of clay and creating something unique out of it,’ she exclaims.
‘Clay, mess, passionate potters and the team behind Bake Off. What’s not to love?’