Over the last two months, twelve of the nation’s best amateur potters have done battle across a variety of themed challenges – and now only three remain.
The Great Pottery Throw Down final airs on Channel 4 tonight, and it’s shaping up to be a terrific contest, one that is all but certain to provoke a tear or two from judge Keith Brymer Jones.
Read on for everything you need to know.
When does the Great Pottery Throwdown final air?
The final airs on Channel 4 at 8pm on Sunday 14th March 2021.
Who is judge Keith Brymer Jones?
Keith Brymer Jones has been the only person to appear on all three previous series of The Great Pottery Throwdown and he’s back again for season four.
Having made his first pottery object at the age of just 11, and has carved out an impressive career, currently serving as the head of design for ceramics retailer Make International.
He’s also collaborated with designers including Jane Foster, Scion Living, Hokolo, Tatty Divine, Burt and Buoy and Becky Baur.
Who is the new judge on The Great Pottery Throwdown?
Joining Brymer Jones for the new series is Richard Miller, who takes over from series three judge Sue Pryke.
Miller is not completely new to The Great Pottery Throwdown, having previously worked as a technician on the show, while he also runs stoneware tile company Froyles Tiles and has collaborated with a wide range of architects and designers.
Who is The Great Pottery Throwdown host?
As well as a new judge, season four also introduces a new host in the shape of Siobhán McSweeney, a replacement for previous presenter Melanie Sykes.
McSweeney is best known for her acting credits – including roles as Sister Michael on Derry Girls and Mary McCurdy in The Fall, while she has also made various appearances on stage.
What is The Great Pottery Throwdown about?
In a format similar to other shows such as The Great British Bake Off and The Great British Sewing Bee, the programme is a competition to find the best amateur potter in the country.
It has run since 2015 originally on the BBC before making the move to Channel 4 for its third series last year, and sees the contestants compete in a range of challenges set by the judges before one person is eliminated at the end of each episode.
The Great Pottery Throwdown contestants
The three contestants that made it through to the final were support worker Adam, visual arts teacher Peter and NHS nurse Jodie.
The 12 potters that started the competition were Adam, Hannah, Susan, Alon, Sally, Ara, Peter, Irina, Shenyue, Henry, Jodie and Lee.