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Episode 5

Home potters compete to become the new champion of British pottery. In week five, the six remaining potters try one of the most exhilarating techniques in ceramics - pit firing.

In week five, the six remaining potters head to Stoke on Trent, all striving to win pot of the week.

In the throw down, the potters rush to make as many goblets as they can in 15 minutes. Any that fail to meet the judges' exacting standards will be thrown into the bin of doom.

Kate Malone chooses the spot test, as the potters must hand coil a jug to look like a piece of fruit.

In the main make, the potters must throw two giant vases. For the first time in the competition, they are using one of the most exhilarating techniques in ceramics - pit firing. This ancient method of firing is one of the most unpredictable techniques in ceramics and requires the potters to head to the Staffordshire countryside to camp out overnight. Who will emerge from the camping adventure triumphant? And who will be heading home?

59 minutes

Music Played

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

  • 00:01

    The Creation

    Making Time

  • 00:01

    Jimmy Smith

    What'd I Say

  • 00:02

    B. Bumble & The Stingers

    Chicken Chow Mein

  • 00:03

    Buddy Holly

    Maybe Baby

  • 00:07

    The Byrds

    Goin' Back

  • 00:18

    The Virtues

    Guitar Boogie Shuffle

  • 00:21

    The Packabeats

    Big Man

  • 00:24

    The Bees

    Not Fade Away

  • 00:24

    The Fireballs

    Ahhh Soul

  • 00:25

    The Kinks

    Got Love If You Want It

  • 00:27

    Marquis of Kensington


  • 00:36

    Sandy Nelson

    Teen Beat

  • 00:48

    Evelyn Glennie

    Ice Drive

  • 00:55

    Dick Walter



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