The hosts and judges of the reality competition show ‘The Great Pottery Throw Down’ on HBOMax
The hosts and judges of the reality competition show ‘The Great Pottery Throw Down’ on HBOMax
Photo: HBOMax

The first season of HBOMax’s new reality competition show isn’t original — it’s baked bowls instead of loaves — but it’s soothing af

  1. If you like low-stakes reality competition shows then you’ll like HBOMax’s The Great Pottery Throw Down. The show isn’t original because the pitch was obviously “The Great British Bake Off but weird shiny vases instead of tiny delicate cakes.” But that’s okay. The show features a diverse cast of British home potters looking to show off a little. I didn’t think I’d become emotionally invested in cutthroat arts and crafts and yet I am infatuated with this show. The process of turning a brick of clay into a beautiful, usually functional, object that can last centuries takes patience. …

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