TV Shows | 4.16.2022

Great Pottery Throw Down – Season 3, Ep 1 – Denby Halo

The Great Pottery Throw Down  | Season 3, Episode 1

Season 5 of beloved show Great Pottery Throw Down drops on HBO on April 14th, and so we are looking back at some of the pieces seen in previous seasons.

Season 3 brings a new judge into the pottery – Sue Pryke. Sue works across a diverse genre of ceramics, from making bespoke ware for restaurants and hotels in her Leicestershire studio to designing for big brands such and Marks & Spencer and Ikea.

The first episode of Season 3 features a breakfast set challenge. The potters must make 2 cups, 2 saucers, toast rack, and cafetiere (French press).

As the judges discuss the challenge, they stand behind a table filled with a veritable pantheon of British pottery. Spode, Royal Doulton, Royal Worcester, Molly Hatch, Denby, Portmeirion,  and Hannah Turner.

The third pattern to explore is Denby Halo. There are no true close ups of this pattern, but it is such a distinct design, it is unmistakable. Halo is hand-crafted range by Denby. Each piece varies slightly due to the unique reaction of the glazes. Light and dark grey glazes are applied to the biscuit body and when the products are in the kiln, magic happens. An artisan charm is created when the ingredients combine together in the heat and the true beauty of Halo comes to life with the unique details of each item.