The Great Pottery Throw Down 2022 cast: Meet this year’s contestants!

The Great Pottery Throw Down series 6 line up, Instagram usernames and how to watch online

The Great Pottery Throw Down 2022 has arrived on Channel 4 – meet this year’s contestants!

Series 5 of the hit competition show welcomes twelve new potters as they compete to be crowned the UK’s best pottery star.

Siobhán McSweeney and Ellie Taylor share hosting duties for the new series with Keith Brymer Jones and Rich Miller judging the creations and Rose Schmits returning as the show’s technician.

Episodes air weekly on Sunday nights on Channel 4 or online via All 4.

The Great Pottery Throw Down 2022 contestants

AJ Simpson

Pictured: AJ at wheel
Pictured: AJ at wheel

Age: 21
Occupation: Design graduate
From: Aberdeen
Instagram username: @ajceramic

This year’s youngest potter, design graduate AJ loves skateboarding and dressing up for comic book conventions.


Anna McGurn

Pictured: Anna at wheel
Pictured: Anna at wheel

Age: 57
Occupation: Social care facilitator
From: Fermanagh, Northern Ireland
Instagram username: @muddyfingersmcgurn

Anna, who works with adults with learning difficulties, often digs clay from her father’s farm for her pottery.



Pictured: Bill at wheel
Pictured: Bill at wheel

Age: 62
Occupation: Museum learning assistant
From: Scarborough

Former teacher Bill enjoys working at a Museum and living near the beach with his dog Wilf.



Pictured: Cellan at wheel
Pictured: Cellan at wheel

Age: 23
Occupation: 3D design and craft graduate
From: Brighton (originally Cardiff)
Instagram username: @_cellan_

3D Design and Craft graduate Cellan likes his work to be used by people rather than collecting dust on shelves.


Christine Cherry

Pictured: Christine at wheel
Pictured: Christine at wheel

Age: 57
Occupation: Art youth worker
From: Preston
Instagram username: @christinecherry_

Christine returned to her passion for pottery after leaving a 20-year teaching career, now bringing her love of art to young people in her role as a youth worker.


Jenny Cobb

Pictured: Jenny at wheel
Pictured: Jenny at wheel

Age: 43
Occupation: Full-time mum
From: North Lincolnshire
Instagram username: @jennifercobbceramics

Bird watcher and metal detectorist Jenny took up pottery properly a few years ago having grown up around her Grandma’s pottery wheel.



Pictured: Josh at wheel
Pictured: Josh at wheel

Age: 27
Occupation: Design and technology teacher
From: Berkshire

Josh has been making pottery since he was eleven with his Portuguese heritage often inspiring his work.


Lucinda Lovesey

Pictured: Lucinda at wheel
Pictured: Lucinda at wheel

Age: 58
Occupation: Retired NHS therapist
From: Shropshire
Instagram username: @lucindalovesey

Recently retired after 25 years as a NHS Mental Health Therapist, Lucinda started pottery as a teenager.


Miles Johnson

Great Pottery Throw Down 2022: Miles
Pictured: Miles at wheel

Age: 50
Occupation: Denim designer
From: Worcestershire
Instagram username: @milespottery

Miles returned to pottery while living in California having originally learned in school.


Nick Robatto

Pictured: Nick at wheel
Pictured: Nick at wheel

Age: 43
Occupation: Prop maker
From: Barry, Wales
Instagram username: @nickrobattoceramics

Prop maker Nick is fairly new to pottery with his interest taking off after getting an old wheel from a friend.


Tom Demeranville

Pictured: Tom at wheel
Pictured: Tom at wheel

Age: 44
Occupation: Product director
From: Bath
Instagram username: @tom_demeranville

Tom studied ceramics at University having first got hooked on pottery after taking classes with his mum from an early age.


Zahra Jabir

Pictured: Zahra at wheel
Pictured: Zahra at wheel

Age: 32
Occupation: Doctor
From: Manchester
Instagram username: @zahrajabirceramics

Zahra enjoys potting as a way of escaping from the pressures of her job as a hospital doctor.


The Great Pottery Throw Down airs on Sunday nights on Channel 4.

Episodes are available to watch online via the All 4 player here.