Banbury Man on BBC’s The Great Pottery Throw Down 2017
BBC’s The Great Pottery Throw Down is back for the second series, as ten home potters from around the country head to Stoke-on-Trent, the home of pottery, in their quest to become Top Potter.
This years potters include Richard, a pub landlord from Banbury in Oxfordshire who runs the Elephant and Castle pub on the Middleton Road, Banbury.
Richard, who lives in Banbury with his partner and his four children, has been potting for 15 years ever since his ex-wife dragged him to an evening class to make up the numbers! He was instantly hooked and now has a home studio in one of the pub’s outhouses.
Richard’s pottery is heavily influenced by his love of history. He has a particularly keen interest in 17th century history and is involved in “The Sealed Knot,” one of the largest 17th Century re-enactment societies in Europe.
The other contestants are Clover, Ryan, Cáit, Daniel, Freya, James, Nam, Carole and Elaine. Judges Keith Brymer Jones and Kate Malone join host Sara Cox.
The Great Pottery Throw Down started on Thursday 2nd February, 8pm on BBC Two and runs for eight weeks.