Great Pottery Throw Down: Doncaster's Jenny Cobb step closer to TV show glory

A Doncaster potter has moved a step closer to glory on TV crafting show The Great Pottery Throw Down after being named one of the judges’ least favourites in last week’s show.

By Darren Burke
Monday, 31st January 2022, 12:51 am

The Channel 4 show is back for another series, with hopefuls from across the country hoping to impress the judges.

And among them is Jenny Cobb, an experienced potter, who lives near Doncaster and works out of a studio in North Lincolnshire.

Last week’s show saw Jenny named as one the judges’ least favourites, along with Welsh prop maker Nick Robatto but it was Worcestershire denim designer Miles Johnson who was kicked out.

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Doncaster potter Jenny Cobb

But on this week’s programme she was once again declared safe with Brighton’s Cellan sent home to see her safely through to the final seven.

Each week, judges Rich Miller and Keith Brymer Jones are testing the contestants at some creative challenges, after which they’ll decide who will go home and who will stay in the competition.

The 43-year-old full time mum is also a keen bird watcher and metal detectorist.

She lives near Doncaster with her two children and her husband, as well as their two cats and four chickens.

After teaching for years she left her job to concentrate on family life.

Growing up around her Grandma’s pottery wheel and craft market stall, Jenny took up pottery properly a few years ago and has a studio at home where she loves to throw her signature doughnut vases.

Presented by comedian Ellie Taylor and Siobhán McSweeney, the show first aired in 2015 and was presented by Sara Cox.