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The Great Pottery Throw Down: Who is Rose Schmits, the show’s new technician?

One of the most wholesome shows on TV is back, with The Great Pottery Throw Down returning to our screens.

The craft competition looks different than ever before in 2021, with a host of new names joining the programme.

As well as 12 new potters heading to the studios in Stoke to film the competition, Derry Girls star Siobhan McSweeney has taken over from Melanie Sykes on hosting duties.

Returning judge Keith Brymer Jones has been joined by Rich Miller, who was previously the show’s technician.

In Rich’s place, there’s a new technician looking after the contestants’ creations – here’s everything you need to know about them.

Who is Rose Schmits, The Great Pottery Throw Down’s new technician?

Rose Schmits is the new pottery technician, overseeing the potter’s work as it is fired in the kiln.

Rose, who is a trans woman, has spoken about her own creations, calling them ‘a metaphor for the trans experience.’

Writing on her website, Rose says: ‘My ceramic practice is a way for me to delve into my identity as a trans woman from Delft, the Netherlands. Using the Delftware pottery technique to create pieces that reflect my experiences as a trans person having altered my body and identity allows me to gain ownership of the struggles of transitioning as well as remember where I came from.’

Rose shared her excitement after joining the Great Pottery Throw Down on her Instagram page, writing: ‘Super excited to finally announce that I am the new pottery technician for the Great Pottery Throw Down! With kiln man Rich promoted to judge I am following his footsteps as kiln girl Rose! I cannot wait for everyone to see the amazing work all the potters made…’

She also shared her thanks with viewers after the first episode of the new series aired last week.

‘Thanks to everyone who watched the Great Pottery Throw Down yesterday! Firing their pieces for the first time was daunting but it went well and I am really excited to be part of the throw down family!’

The Great Pottery Throw Down airs on Sunday evenings at 7.45pm on Channel 4.


Credit: Original article published here.

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