Great Pottery Throw Down star at the new Dorset Spring Show!


Channel 4’s Great Pottery Throw Down 2024 runner up, Dan Sandham

The special guest at the inaugural Dorset Spring Show at Kingston Maurward on 27th and 28th April will be 2024 Great Pottery Throw Down finalist (and Weymouth resident) Dan Sandham. He will be joined by his fellow Throw Down contestant Ed King to demonstrate and lead hands-on workshops.
Dan, who was runner-up in this year’s edition of the popular Channel 4 show, loves ‘making the biggest pot I can.’ Devon-based Ed is celebrated for his abstract ceramic designs, working in stoneware clay, oxides and reactive glazes. They are currently among the hottest names in contemporary British pottery and at the Dorset spring show visitors will be able to watch them as they work and listen to their personal insights into their creative processes – before getting hands-on with the clay themselves.
Dan says: ‘I’ve loved watching the Great Pottery Throw Down for the last couple of months and am excited to be sharing my love of ceramics at this year’s Dorset Spring Show.’
Event organiser James Cox is delighted that the potters will be part of the show: ‘Having Dan and Ed at our very first Dorset Spring Show is a real coup. It’s a fantastic opportunity for our visitors to get up close – to see, learn, and even try their hand at pottery. We love showcasing the incredible talent we have in Dorset, and the pottery workshops are exactly the kind of interactive experience we love to offer visitors.’

Great Pottery Throw Down contestant, Ed King

A spring adventure
The new Dorset Spring Show at Kingston Maurward near Dorchester ’swings open its farm gates’ on the last weekend in April, from 9.30am to 5pm both days. In addition to the pottery workshops, the show offers a variety of attractions for the whole family, including Extreme BMX and Mountainboarding performances, falconry displays and a dedicated Craft Avenue.
The Sheep Show, Hogg Show, interactive farm experiences and sheepdog demonstrations are not to be missed. Kitchen and garden enthusiasts can enjoy expert talks and food and floral demos in the demonstration theatres. The Food & Drink village will be filled with local artisan produce.
Specially priced advance tickets are available until 20th April. Dorset’s first county Spring Show is shaping up to be an exceptional event, blending the best of rural traditions with contemporary artisan craft.

Children FREE, adults £12 until 20th April
Gate price is £15 per adult, children free


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