New Brunswick

New Brunswick potters among competitors in The Great Canadian Pottery Throw Down

Ten of Canada's most talented potters, including three from New Brunswick, will compete to be crowned best at the wheel, asThe Great Canadian Pottery Throw Down premieres on CBC on February 8 at 8 pm (8:30 NL) or Watch Free on CBC Gem.

Fire up the kiln and take a look at Canada’s newest competition reality show series featuring potters

The potters stand as a group behind the judges, host and Seth Rogan on the set.
Cast of The Great Canadian Pottery Throw Down on set. (L-R) Jackie Talmey-Lennon, Susan Johnston, Andrew McCullough, Kiefer Floreal, Jen Sonnenberg, Brendan Tang, Natalie Waddell, Seth Rogan, Jennifer Robertson, Elsa Walinas, Michael Wood, Renu Mathew, Alice Gibson, Thomas Haskell. ( Erich Saide)
Ten of Canada's most talented potters, including three from New Brunswick, will compete to be crowned best at the wheel, as The Great Canadian Pottery Throw Down premieres on CBC on February 8 at 8 pm (8:30 NL) or Watch Free on CBC Gem.

The Great Canadian Pottery Throw Down is a competition series that revels in the remarkable creativity of Canada's best amateur potters. Featuring clever challenges, beautiful creations, and personal stories between layers of humour and discovery, the series unearths what inspires the potter's passion for clay.

They'll take on two creative challenges each week to test their skill and technique. 

If you're curious about clay, then CBC's latest competition show is for you. The Great Canadian Pottery Throw Down premiere's this week. And three of the 10 competitors are from right here in New Brunswick! Andrew McCullough, Elsa Valinas and Michael Wood stopped by for a chat.


The New Brunswick potters include:

Andrew McCullough, Fredericton

Andrew is smiling and sitting on a stool behind a pottery table.
Andrew McCullough on set of The Great Canadian Pottery Throw Down (Erich Saide)


Elsa Valiñas, Fredericton

Elsa is standing behind a pottery table and holding a pot in her hand.
Elsa Valiñas on set of The Great Canadian Pottery Throw Down (Erich Saide)


Michael Wood, Salisbury, N.B.


Man smiling with black rimmed glasses in a blue apron, green and white shirt and dark pants. Leaning on a table with a pottery wheel in the middle in a potters workshop.
Michael Wood on set of The Great Canadian Pottery Throw Down. (Erich Saide)

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