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The Great Pottery Throw Down

By Jenny Nixon, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 8+

Pottery competition show is gentle, if formulaic, fun.

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If you're into reality shows that focus on creativity rather than cutthroat competition, this mellow series is a great choice for a comfort-binge. The Great Pottery Throw Down does a bang-up job teaching the average viewer -- who may not know a kiln from a crumb cake -- the ins and outs of handling clay and the history of the artform without being so dry as to feel like a lecture. While many viewers watching a baking show could follow a recipe and make a cake without major incident, not everyone has access to pottery wheels, clay, a rainbow of glazes, and a 2381-degree Fahrenheit kiln. It's a very niche genre of making, and the artfulness and talent on display by these home potters make for an engaging and unpredictable show.

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