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Great Pottery Throw Down Bury St Edmunds contestant Henry Moore through to next round of TV competition despite setbacks in tonight's episode




A Suffolk potter is through to the next stage of a TV competition despite struggling with the tasks on tonight's episode.

Henry Moore, from the Bury St Edmunds area, and his fellow potters created terracotta pieces in the sixth episode of Channel 4 show The Great Pottery Throw Down.

The 25-year-old said he was 'really relieved and super lucky' to still be in the competition after last week's challenge saw him produce a bust of singer Ozzy Osbourne, which he described as a 'disaster'.

Henry Moore
Henry Moore

Despite struggling with tonight's two challenges, he made it through to the next round of the contest.

Judge Rich Miller asked the eight remaining potters to tell the story of their life through clay in a set of six tiles.

Short on ideas, Henry wasn't able to finish his tiles.

All the contestants who have appeared on The Great Pottery Throw Down
All the contestants who have appeared on The Great Pottery Throw Down

Rich said: "What we can see here is some really strong bold use of patterns and textures. The direction it was going in is really interesting."

Ranking the work, Henry was in eighth place.

The potters also had two and a half hours to produce a range of terracotta cookware including a chicken brick, casserole and tagine.

Henry decorated his cookware with a design based on his many tattoos but there were cracks in the pieces.

He said: "I didn't actually have a functional piece in the whole set."

Despite the setbacks, judge Keith Brymer Jones said: "As an overall set and design concept it works quite well."

He said there were 'a lot of people in the running to go home' and it came down to design technique.

Contestant Shenyue left the competition.

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