The third season of The Great Pottery Throw Down kicked off on Wednesday, January 8th and this time, the competitive series has a new home on Channel 4.
Channel 4 have revived the BBC series for 2020, this time with a new host and judge. Keith Brymer Jones is resuming his role from the original series, but joining him this year is legendary ceramicist Sue Pryke and presenter Melanie Sykes.
But who are the twelve potters taking on the third series of The Great Pottery Throw Down?
Get to know the full cast for 2020 here!
Meet the 2020 potters
Here are the twelve potters taking on the 2020 series…
- Rosalind Worland
- Rosa Wiland Holmes
- Flea St. George
- Tom James
- Ronaldo Wiltshire
- Rainna Erbas
- Matt Cronshaw
- Jacob Chan
- Claire Murdock
- Leonard Young
- Kit Andrews
- Sampada Gurung
Get to know them better
Rosalind (59) is a former gift shop owner from Essex. Now Rosalind has discovered her knack for pottery!
Follow her on IG for updates @rosalindworland.
Rosa Wiland Homes
Rosa is a 43-year-old full-time mum and former fashion designer. She grew up in Copenhagen but now lives in Buckinghamshire.
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Flea St. George
Florence “Flea” St. George is a 33-year-old full-time mum from London.
Flea’s relationship with the craft is one of the most moving of all the contestants. She began to pot to overcome her postnatal depression seven years ago.
Music teacher and composer Tom is a 31 year old from Sheffield. He started pottery three years ago after suffering a back injury.
Follow Tom on Instagram @tomjamesmusicandpottery.
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Born in Barbados, 31 year old Ronaldo was introduced to the world of pottery by his parents.
He moved to London aged 19 and after receiving an injury started to pot as a form of physiotherapy.
Pottery lover Rainna is a 27-year-old full-time carer.
She grew up in Bow, East London but moved to Kent at the age of 14. Rainna has lived there ever since.
Follow Rainna on Insta @rainna_ceramics.
Matt is a 30-year-old professional cycling manager from Greater Manchester.
He originally was raised in Carnforth, Lancashire, where he began a professional cycling career aged just 17. Matt’s cycling career took him all over, he rode for English teams and competed in competitions such as the Tour of Britain and the Grand Prix de la Ville de Perenchies! Matt retired professionally from the sport in 2017.
Check out Matt on Instagram @mattcronshawceramics.
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Jacob is a 23-year-old studio potter from Liverpool. He has been potting for the last six years.
His work is influenced by his Chinese heritage on his fathers side, and draws from Chinese folktales, legends and mythical creatures – especially dragons!
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Claire (29) works as a warehouse operative for a pottery supply store by day and then pots in her spare time. Her life is pretty much dedicated to the craft! But Claire also trains as a body builder and her dream is to be crowned Miss Universe.
She is from Co Antrim in Northern Ireland.
Find out more about Claire on Instagram @clairemurdockceramics.
Born in Nepal, 26 year old Sampada moved to London with her family when she was just 7.
She runs a sewing and jewellery workshop for adults with learning difficulties and also works freelance on illustration commissions, designing websites and hosting life drawing sessions and pottery classes from her studio space.
Leonard is the eldest in the competition at 70 years old.
He honed his pottery skills at Ealing College of Art back in 1978, however rediscovered his love of the craft when he retired from his job as a company director.
Leonard and his wife moved from Cornwall to London when he retired, which is when he picked up the skill again.
Christian “Kit” Andrews is the youngest in the competition at just 19 years old.
Kit is originally from Cornwall and discovered pottery at the age of 9. He’s been potting ever since!
Follow Kit on Insta @thecornishpotter.
WATCH THE GREAT POTTERY THROW DOWN 2020 WEDNESDAYS AT 9 PM ON CHANNEL 4