One to watch: the Great Pottery Throw Down

We’ve been following The Great Pottery Throw Down since the show was announced earlier this year and now it’s finally here. Below you can find some of our highlights from the series so far along with CR’s live tweets from episode 1

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Sally-Jo’s painterly, impressionistic nesting bowls caught our eye…

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& Tom’s vibrant, earthy set was memorable.

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It was noticeable how committed and emotional the judges were from the outset…

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Keith, especially, seems to be wearing his heart on his sleeve.

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The opening credits have been beautifully shot…

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& the programme is already giving us a sense of Middleport’s history.

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It was good to see work by much-loved British ceramists used as examples…

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& we’re enjoying spotting and flagging them up along the way.

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This week we’re looking forward to watching the contestants making basins…

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& we’ll be glued to our seats, anticipating, among other things, this moment.

(It’s the power of the dreadlocks, apparently).

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The Great Pottery Throw Down airs this autumn on Tuesdays on BBC2 at 9pm.
Ceramic Review can be found live tweeting each Tuesday evening @ceramicreview. Inside our two latest issues we’ve featured both the judges and the pottery technicians from behind-the-scenes. Discover more here: ceramicreview.com/magazine