The Great Pottery Throw Down contestant Adam has spoken about the horrific accident that changed his life and turned him towards a life of pottery.
The Great Pottery Throw Down has been an excellent distraction in lockdown. The show takes a very chilled out attitude to the crafts reality TV show format.
One of the contestants, Adam, has spoken about his journey to get to the show and revealed that he had been run over, which eventually lead him to take up pottery.
In a lengthy Instagram post, Adam explained: ‘It’s the anniversary of when I was run over and became the me I am today. Same Adam but a bit different.
‘I broke both my legs in several places (swipe for x-rays ?), smashed most of my teeth, broke my nose, and had some brain damage for a while too.
‘It was an awful time for me and my family, amnesia is a scary thing for everyone and being in a wheelchair for 18 months is tough.’
Adam said through the accident, pottery and clay really did help him recover.
‘Clay gave me a focus and a meaning, there are no wrong answers in clay craft as everything you make is an extension of yourself,’ he said.
‘For me, I could put all the angst, pain, drama and anxiety of recovery into the clay.’
He shared a photo of himself after the accident – a frightening look at the damage done, which is quite extensive. However, it was a turning point for the potter who said: ‘This picture is probably the most defining moment of my past and clay truly helped me survive it all.’
‘Being on Pottery Throw Down makes it all feel like it was in some way meant to be.’
Adam has been one of the favourites to win the series but has another five weeks to prove his worth as the best clay worker in the competition.
The Great Pottery Throw Down continues every Sunday on Channel 4.
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