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Sky Vision inks deal with TV 2 Denmark for first pottery format

Sky Vision, the production and distribution arm of Sky, has sold the format rights for The Great Pottery Throw Down, an original format by Love Productions, to TV 2 Denmark. 

This is the first pottery format ever commissioned in Denmark and will follow ten passionate potters as they compete against one another to showcase their talent and craftsmanship.

The series will be produced by Strong Productions who have previously produced hit shows including Send in the Builders, Doctor in the House, Survivor and Supersizers. The judging panel will include the contemporary ceramist master Michael Geersten, who exhibits at the Metropolitan in New York. The series will air next year.

International interest in The Great Pottery Throwdown comes after the show captivated UK audiences, with viewing figures peaking at over three million. 

The original series is produced by Love Productions who created and make the hugely successful Great British Bake Off. It aired on BBC Two, with its launch episode securing a 21 per cent increase on slot average amongst the 18-49 age range. 

The Great Pottery Throwdown is a search for the most passionate and creative amateur pottery talent. The series follows the trials and tribulations of the competitors, young and old, from every background and every walk of life, as they attempt to prove their pottery prowess. Ten passionate potters compete against one another as they showcase the skills and craftsmanship required to create beautiful objects as they vie to become the new pottery champion.

Andrea Zarzecki, Senior Sales Manager, Sky Vision said: “Ceramics and pottery are having a renaissance at the moment, so it’s the perfect time to involve viewers in such a creative and compelling show. We’re excited that it has found a home at TV 2 and I’m sure viewers will be charmed by this engaging format.”

Anette RØmer, Head of Acquisitions and Formats, TV 2 Acquisitions Denmark said: “We think that the idea of craftmanship will connect very well with the Danish audience and it also falls into the long and glorious tradition of Danish design where arts and crafts are intertwined and where there is something for everyone. The pottery format will add a new and vibrant feel to the schedule.”

Richard McKerrow, Co-Founder of Love Productions, said: “We’re extremely proud of The Great Pottery Throwdown, an original format and a show which quickly captured viewers’ imaginations in the UK, and we look forward to seeing the creations of our first group of Danish potters.”

For more information contact: Kay Breeze kay@plankpr.com /020 8995 3936.