The Great Pottery Throw Down Season 3

August 13, 2022


The Great Pottery Throw Down season 3 was a delight. The fun and whimsical personalities, the talented and emotional judges, the lively host all made for a wonderful show.

So let’s get into it. In this article, we’ll talk about the third season judges, the host, and the winner.

How to watch The Great Pottery Throw Down

Season 3 aired on More4 premiering on January 8th, 2020. The show is produced by Love Productions. You can watch ALL the seasons of The Great Pottery Throw Down on HBO Max which has streaming rights in the United States.

Catch season 3 on HBO and work your way right on through season 5. 🙂

What is the format of The Great Pottery Throw Down?

The third season is 10 episodes long. The series culminates in naming a “top potter” in the United Kingdom. In each episode, the contestants complete three activities that test their fine motor skills and design sense:

  1. Throw Down
  2. Spot Test
  3. Main Make

At the end of each episode, the winner of the “main make” activity is named “Potter of the Week” and is guaranteed a spot on to the next episode.

And sadly, the judges close the episode by choosing one of the potters to send home. I get attached to the contestants, so it’s always sad to see someone leave the show!

The very last episode of the series ends with another main make contest. The winner of the contest is crowned the top potter in the United Kingdom.

The cast of The Great Pottery Thrown Down Season 3

Let’s take a look at the contestants from season 3:

PotterAge when aired Episode elimination
Tom James39Episode 1
Sampada Gurung26Episode 2
Kit Andrews19Episode 3
Leonard Young70Episode 4
Flea Brudnell-Bruce33Episode 5
Rainna Erbas27Episode 6
Ronaldo Wiltshire31Episode 7
Rosalind Worland59Episode 8
Claire Murdock29Episode 9
Jacob Chan23Episode 10
Matt Cronshaw30Episode 10
Rosa Wiland Holmes43Winner
Potters, their ages, and what episode the contestant was eliminated on during The Great Pottery Throw Down season 3

Top contestants for The Great Pottery Throw Down Season 3

The third season of The Great Pottery Throw Down introduced us to more quirky and loveable personalities who also happen to be great at making ceramics. We’ve taken a look at those few makers who made it all the way to the end. Let’s learn more about them now.

Who are they? What do they do in everyday life? And what notable work did they make during series 3?

Matt Cronshaw

At the time of the show (season 3), Matt Cronshaw lived in Greater Manchester and worked as a professional cycling manager.

Matt shined in the 7th episode of season 3 where the contestants were asked to make fireplace tiles for the main make. His Manchester Bees-themed design won the day and brought him much recognition from the judges.

Matt Cronshaw has continued his work in pottery. You can check out his latest work, shop his wares, and follow him on social by following this link to him website.

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Click here to see Matt’s store and view his partnerships with other artisans.

Jacob Chan

Jacob Chan is a studio potter in his day-to-day work. He’s from Liverpool where he lives and works.

Jacob first made waves by winning the main make challenge in episode 2. Potters were asked to make chess sets. Jacob wowed judges and the audience alike with his Chinese Dragon & Phoenix Chess Set.

Jacob has continued his work in pottery. You can check out his latest work and follow him by visiting his website at this link.

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Click here to see Jacob’s store and view his partnerships with other artisans.

Who won The Great Pottery Throw Down Season 3?

Rosa Wiland Holmes won season 3 of The Great Pottery Throw Down. The final challenge completed by the contestants was a Mad Hatter-themed tea set.

She’s been a practicing ceramist for the last 6 years. Much of her art is shaped by the extraordinary interactions of nature.

Rosa is from Buckinghamshire and is a full-time stay-at-home mom. Prior to staying home with the kids, she was a fashion designer. You can see her artwork and follow her journey by following this link to her personal website.

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See more of Rosa’s work at this link

Who are the judges for The Great Pottery Throw Down?

Judge: Keith Brymer Jones

Keith Brymer Jones has judged all 5 seasons of The Great Pottery Throw Down. He’s been a well-known potter even before his debut as a judge. He sells his homewares as an individual artisan. He’s most commonly known for printing retro words and letters on the sides of his wares.

You can visit his site here.

He’s typically the harshest judge with criticism. But he’s also the most likely to get emotional over a special piece of ceramics. In fact, it’s become a bit of a national treasure seeing Keith Brymer Jones cry. And of course, the internet has made it a meme, gif, and everything else.

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Judge: Sue Pryke

Sue Pryke acted as a judge on the third season or series of The Great Pottery Throw Down when it was still on BBC.

Sue is known for her striking designs with ceramics. She’s partnered with her husband John (who is an artisan in his own right) to make incredible pieces that combine different art forms together.

Check out her website and portfolio at this link.

Ceramics Tech: Richard Miller

We probably won’t talk about the tech for every season but Rich… is something special. In the first season, he’s nicknamed “Kiln Man Rich” by contestants and judges.

In later seasons, Richard “Rich” Miller was promoted to judge in the fourth and fifth seasons of The Great Pottery Throw Down.

He is a significant potter himself. His style is elegant and intricate. Check out his website and portfolio at this link.

Get to know The Great Pottery Throw Down Host from season 3

Melanie Sykes served as host and presenter on season 3 of The Great Pottery Throw Down.

Her most-popular roles outside this show are hosting Today with Des and Mel with her co-host Des O’Connor. She also co-hosted Let’s Do Lunch with Gino D’Acampo.

Conclusion

What are you waiting for?! Go watch the show and report back! We’d love to hear what your favorite episode is! Simply send us an email at hello@wheelandclay.com or leave a comment below.

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About The Author

Hi, I'm Kristen! I've been making ceramics for almost 15 years. As a certified teacher, I taught kindergarten through 8th grade for almost a decade. I’m now regularly in my neighborhood studio where I’m trying out new things and getting better at the craft!

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