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Episode 2

Nine potters return to Stoke-on-Trent for more tests of their skills and creativity, all aiming to be named top potter. This week they must make a decorative hand basin.

Nine passionate potters return to Stoke-on-Trent for more tests of their skills and creativity, all aiming to be named top potter.

This week they face a big main make for the smallest room in the house - a decorative hand basin. The potters are using a technique which is over 15,000 years old, coiling ropes of clay, one on top of the other. But the slightest mistake and their lovingly crafted basins could explode in the heat of the kiln.

The basins will take seven days to make, so in the meantime judges Kate Malone and Keith Brymer Jones set more tests of the potters' skills. In the spot test the potters must add a surface design to nine plain tiles, a technique which flourished in Stoke-on-Trent's heyday. And in a fiendish throw down, the potters are challenged to throw the tallest cylinder they can while blindfolded.

59 minutes

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Credits

Role Contributor
Presenter Sara Cox
Judge Keith Brymer Jones
Judge Kate Malone
Executive Producer Anna Beattie
Executive Producer Richard Bowron
Executive Producer Richard McKerrow
Series Producer Elliott Gerner
Series Producer Karen Richardson
Production Company Love Productions

Broadcasts

  • Tue 10 Nov 2015 21:00
  • Sat 14 Nov 2015 16:20
  • Tue 24 Nov 2015 01:15
  • Tue 24 Nov 2015 01:45
  • Tue 22 Dec 2015 12:00