First the bad news: Siobhán McSweeney broke her leg so she isn't hosting this season.
Meet the 2022 contestants:
[Spoiler (click to open)]
Occupation: Design graduate
Instagram username: @ajceramic
This year's youngest potter, design graduate AJ loves skateboarding and dressing up for comic book conventions.
Occupation: Social care facilitator
From: Fermanagh, Northern Ireland
Instagram username: @muddyfingersmcgurn
Anna, who works with adults with learning difficulties, often digs clay from her father's farm for her pottery.
Occupation: Museum learning assistant
Former teacher Bill enjoys working at a Museum and living near the beach with his dog Wilf.
Occupation: 3D design and craft graduate
From: Brighton (originally Cardiff)
Instagram username: @_cellan_
3D Design and Craft graduate Cellan likes his work to be used by people rather than collecting dust on shelves.
Occupation: Art youth worker
Instagram username: @christinecherry_
Christine returned to her passion for pottery after leaving a 20-year teaching career, now bringing her love of art to young people in her role as a youth worker.
Occupation: Full-time mum
From: North Lincolnshire
Instagram username: @jennifercobbceramics
Bird watcher and metal detectorist Jenny took up pottery properly a few years ago having grown up around her Grandma's pottery wheel.
Occupation: Design and technology teacher
Josh has been making pottery since he was eleven with his Portuguese heritage often inspiring his work.
Occupation: Retired NHS therapist
Instagram username: @lucindalovesey
Recently retired after 25 years as a NHS Mental Health Therapist, Lucinda started pottery as a teenager.
Occupation: Denim designer
Instagram username: @milespottery
Miles returned to pottery while living in California having originally learned in school.
Occupation: Prop maker
From: Barry, Wales
Instagram username: @nickrobattoceramics
Prop maker Nick is fairly new to pottery with his interest taking off after getting an old wheel from a friend.
Occupation: Product director
Instagram username: @tom_demeranville
Tom studied ceramics at University having first got hooked on pottery after taking classes with his mum from an early age.
Instagram username: @zahrajabirceramics
Zahra enjoys potting as a way of escaping from the pressures of her job as a hospital doctor.
Main challenge: five piece children's crockery set (plate, side plate, bowl, beaker with two handles, character egg cup)
Who made what: [Spoiler (click to open)]
Throw down challenge: making milk bottles
Rankings: [Spoiler (click to open)]
1 - Tom (6 bottles)
2 - Jenny (5 bottles)
3 - Christine (5 bottles)
4 - Cellen, AJ, Josh, Anna (tie - 4 bottles)
8 - Miles, Zahra, Lucinda, Nick (tie - 3 bottles)
12 - Bill (2 bottles)
Potter of the week: [Spoiler (click to open)]Lucinda
Eliminated: [Spoiler (click to open)]Bill
source: my tv