The Great British Pottery Throw Down is Back!

 

 

Great news!  The Great British Pottery Throw Down starts a new series on Sunday 2nd January 2022!   It's on Channel 4

It kicks off at 7:45pm on Channel 4, and Ellie Taylor is host.   There are 12 contestants all hoping to impress the judges (Keith Brymer Joes and Rich Miller), and their first task is to create a  children's crockery set and ceramic milk bottles. 

If you're a fan and you'd  love to have a go at a pottery throw down experience, then the good news is that you could get someone to treat you (or treat yourself) to a pottery experience.   There are a number around the country and there are a few examples below.  It's a great way to immerse yourself in something completely different for a couple of hours - and who knows, you may even find a talent for it.

Introduction to Pottery for Two at Eastnor Pottery, Herefordshire Introduction to Pottery for Two at Eastnor Pottery, Herefordshire 
£79.00
Enjoy the rural peace and get creative!  You'll be designated a potter's wheel to share, and there's a professional potter ready to coach you through the process.  You each have the chance to make two pots, and then your favourite will be fired and glazed.  You'll be able to collect it from the studio about a month later or you can arrange for its delivery (that's an extra cost). Find out more from Virgin Experience Days
Potters Wheel Experience in Staffordshire

Potters Wheel Experience in Staffordshire
From £185.00
Into the Blue have a Potters Wheel Experience in Staffordshire, which gives you the opportunity to create up to six pieces on the potters wheel!!  And your pieces will be kiln fired so that you can use them and show them off to all your friends and family!!  Create a selection of products from bowls to jugs, depending on your progress throughout the day.  The experience covers clay preparation, centering the clay, throwing cylinders with the aim of producing forms of even thickness, and wiring pots off the wheel. 

You can find out more from gift experience company Into the Blue

 

Private Ceramics Workshop for Two with Katherine Fortnum

Private Ceramics Workshop for Two with Katherine Fortnum
£99.00
This workshop is in Leicestershire.  You can decide what you want to create - you'll be able to get in touch with your teacher, Katherine Fortnum, to discuss your aims before the day.  You'll be guided through the skills you need, and explore a variety of building and decorating techniques.  Create an item from sratch, and add decoration and colour!  Creations are left at the studio to be dried out and bisque fired, and you can collect them about 8 weeks later (or they can be posted to you).   Visit Virgin Experience Days to find out more. 

BYOB Pottery Experience with a Studio Tour and Painting Session at Token Studio for Two

BYOB Pottery Experience with a Studio Tour and Painting Session at Token Studio for Two
£76.00
In Southwark, South London, this is a great opportunity to make and paint!  There's a tour to start with so that you can see how the process of how ceramics are made in the kiln and you will experience how to throw a potter’s wheel in the standing position. Then fire the bespoke piece of pottery and learn a variety of hand-building techniques. Afterwards, create, with a free painting session!  Available from Red Letter Days

Pottery Wheel Experience at Poppins Pottery for Two

Pottery Wheel Experience at Poppins Pottery for Two
£80.00
In Devon (Torquay), you can enjoy an interactive pottery lesson for two.  You'll create a design a pot, which will be left for six weeks so that it can dry and be kiln-fired and then posted.   The experience includes materials, firing and glazing.  Available from Red Letter Days

 Emma Bridgewater has a Collectors' Club

If you like collecting pottery, why not visit Emma Bridgewater's website and join her Lifetime Collector's Club?  It costs just £10 and for that you get:

Access to the Members Only section of the website - it has exclusive news and competitions and you can buy exclusive Collectors pieces online
Early access to Sale
Invitations to the annual factory open days
Access to special seasonal offers and product promotions 
Access to exclusive Collectors pieces
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nvitations to product preview and launch events

Join today!