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Episode 3

Home potters compete to become the new champion of British pottery. It's week three and the eight remaining potters must master the art of Japanese-style ceramics.

It's week three and the eight remaining potters must master the art of Japanese-style ceramics.

In the Throw Down, the potters have 15 minutes at the wheel to make as many rice bowls as they can. They must throw 'off the hump' - a technique which helps potters mass produce small pots very quickly.

For their Spot Test they must carefully pierce and carve an intricate design into a lantern using a technique known as 'the devil's work'.

And finally, in the Main Make, the potters must throw a sake set consisting of one bottle and six identical cups. They fire them using one of the most thrilling techniques in ceramics - Raku. Originating in 16th-century Japan, this risky and volatile method of firing requires the potters to pull their burning sake sets out of the kiln before plunging them into a bin full of combustible materials.

59 minutes

Clips

Music Played

Timings (where shown) are from the start of the programme in hours and minutes

  • 00:01

    Small Faces

    Almost Grown

  • 00:02

    The Creation

    Making Time

  • 00:03

    The Spencer Davis Group

    I'm A Man

  • 00:04

    Booker T. & The MG’s

    Slim Jenkins Joint

  • 00:05

    Bumble

    Bumble Boogie

  • 00:07

    The Troggs

    Summertime

  • 00:10

    The Creation

    Cool Jerk

  • 00:14

    Sandy Nelson

    Boss Beat

  • 00:16

    Williams Fairey Band

    Strings of Life

  • 00:22

    King Curtis & The Noble Knights

    Soul Twist

  • 00:27

    The Fireballs

    Ahhh Soul

  • 00:28

    Leroy and The Rockets

    Shaking All Over

  • 00:35

    Sandy Nelson

    Teen Beat

  • 00:44

    Cream

    Sunshine Of Your Love

  • 00:44

    The Crazy World of Arthur Brown

    Fire

  • 00:58

    Williams Fairey Band

    Pacific 202

Credits

Role Contributor
Presenter Sara Cox
Judge Keith Brymer Jones
Judge Kate Malone
Executive Producer Sarah Thomson-Woolley
Series Producer Elliott Gerner
Production Company Love Productions

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