We've Made It episode 6: Keith Brymer Jones chats pottery
We're delighted to be joined by a special guest in this episode: Keith Brymer Jones from The Great Pottery Throwdown! Find out why he cries so much on the show, how he got started and much more.
If you've been watching The Great Pottery Throwdown on Channel 4 then you'll undoubtedly recognise the show's judge Keith Brymer Jones, who is a renowned potter. We're massive fans of the show, so we were thrilled to have the opportunity to chat about the Throwdown and all things clay-related with Keith.
In this episode, Keith talks about why certain pots on the show make him cry, what inspired him to become a potter in the first place and how pottery has helped him to get through some tough times in his life.
He also gives us a sneak peek behind the scenes of the show and reveals how they managed to film the programme in the middle of a pandemic.
Projects of the week
Sarah and Zoe are on the same wavelength this week, because they've both chosen cushion projects!
Zoe is making a sausage dog cushion as a gift for her daughter to brighten up her new bedroom when they move house. Meanwhile, Sarah's feeling inspired by Rebecca Reid's star cushion pattern from Simply Sewing magazine.
We promised you a link to Keith's parody of the Adele song Rolling In The Deep in the episode, so here it is!
Featured photo by Mark Bourdillon.
Sarah Orme is a UK-based linocut printmaker, digital editor, feature writer and award-winning podcaster. She's been editing the sewing and art sections of Gathered.how – and before that our sister website calmmoment.com – for over 3 years. She’s the host of Gathered’s We’ve Made It podcast and A Calmer Life podcast. She’s a keen crafter and artist and loves creating DIY tutorials for Gathered. Sarah has previously written features for The Guardian, In The Moment Magazine, Project Calm Magazine, countryfile.com, radiotimes.com and yourhomestyle.uk. She enjoys designing her own unique lino prints and dreams of opening her own online shop. She shares her work @sarahormeprints