The Festival Pottery Showdown
Having been gripped with Throwdown fever, Made by Hand will be launching their very own version, ‘Made by Hand Pottery Showdown’. The winner of the hit BBC TV programme, Matthew Wilcock and all the finalists Tom, Sally-Jo and Jim, will all be special guests at Made by Hand in October. You can meet Matt, Tom, Sally-Jo and Jim throughout the weekend, buy the ceramics they make and challenge them in our Pottery Showdown.
Internationally respected potter Kevin Millward is guest judge and challenge setter for the Showdown, which is presented in association with Potclays. During the Showdown, daily challenges will be set to test visitors’ skills with clay and potters’ wheels, which have been generously supplied by Potclays from Stoke on Trent.
To book a place in our Pottery Showdown, click the REGISTER button.
Frequently Asked Questions
The Pottery Showdown is Free, does it include my ticket into Made by Hand? No, you need to buy a ticket for Made by Hand. you can buy tickets via www.madebyhand-wales.co.uk
How many places can I book? As we only have 4 places in each Showdown, we will only accept one entry per person.
Can I take how what I make? Yes, of course. But please bring a container with you to take it home.
I've never tried pottery before, can I have a go? There is a pottery showdown for all abilities and we'd love you to have a go. If you'd rather have a quick try on the wheel, there are short Have-a-Go sessions from 1-1.45pm eah day.
Where in City Hall is the Showdown? Upstairs on the stage in the Assembly Room.
Can my child take part? The Showdowns are for over 16s only. Our Free Children's activities with Llantarnam Grange and Kings Monkton School are for under 16s.