The Great British Throw Down is the latest programme to introduce competition into the business of making. The programme brings together the application of basic pottery skills with brief and pertinent technical contributions from specialists. Add to this the demands of time-limited projects and only the skilled and naturally talented will emerge in the final episode providing much to entertain on the journey.
From the perspective of a contemporary ceramics gallery, it clearly demonstrates the skills required to make even the most simple of bowls. The quality of the studio ceramics we show at Bevere Gallery demonstrates just how well honed the professional makers' skills are and matched with considerable creativity. I am sure that the winner of the series will need to
IT should stimulate the ceramic enthusiast and the curiosity of the uninitiated. That must be good for everyone.