If you have ever watched early episodes of The Great British Bake Off (Great British Baking Show in the U.S.), then you know how comforting and relaxing it was to watch. And if you are a fan of creative people outside of the kitchen, but you loved the vibe of Bake Off, then you need to check out The Great Pottery Showdown.
Considering the reality series comes from the creators of The Great British Bake Off, it does make sense that it gives us many of the same vibes from those early series/seasons. The basis of the series is that you have a group of potters that come together to compete for the title of best amateur potter (much like Bake Off, there is no prize beyond the recognition and accomplishment of making it to the very end). Each episode sees the potters working on two challenges. There is a "main make" that is worked on over the course of two days, and a smaller "second challenge" that happens in the middle of the main make.
At the end of the episode, a potter of the week is named and sadly, one potter is sent home. Much like with Bake Off, there are judges and a host, with The Great Pottery Throwdown featuring two judges and a single host.
Where can you watch The Great Pottery Throwdown?
Now that you know the important details of what makes The Great Pottery Throwdown so special, and a must watch for fans of more mellow competition shows, you may be wondering where you can watch the series. And while there have been six seasons that have aired in the U.K., right now there are just five seasons streaming in the U.S.
The first five seasons of The Great Pottery Throwdown can be streamed anytime on Max (formerly HBO Max). And while it does show Amazon Prime as an option if you Google the show, it requires a subscription to Max to view it there as well.
If you haven't started streaming this series on Max yet, what are you waiting for?