Brighton sculptor on Channel 4’s The Great Pottery Throw Down Brighton News

Cadi Froehlich, from Brighton, is one of 12 contestants hoping to be crowned the winner of the new series of Channel 4’s The Great Pottery Throw Down.

Watching the show a few years ago rekindled the 50-year-old’s passion for pottery and she was inspired to take up the art again and eventually enter the contest herself.

“I’ve been working as a sculptor with metal for years and I was doing a really stressful job and I watched Pottery Throw Down and remembered how much I used to love throwing pots when I was at college,” she said.

“I used to hide in the ceramics room when I was doing A levels I didn’t enjoy.

The Argus: Cadi at her potter's wheelCadi at her potter’s wheel (Image: Channel 4 / Mark Bourdillon)

“I forgot how much I liked it and about five years ago I started taking lessons again and haven’t looked back really.


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“I started using clay in my work and thought I’d jolly well go on Throw Down.

“It’s the most intense clay college you can ever imagine.”

Cadi has an MA in fine art from the University of the Arts London Camberwell and Chelsea, a degree in fine art from Brighton University and graduated with honours from Los Altos college, California.

The mum-of-two lives with her husband of 30 years and also works at her friend’s record label Tru Thoughts as an admin assistant.

The Argus: Cadi with her fellow contestants, judges Keith Brymer Jones and Richard Miller and host Siobhán McSweeneyCadi with her fellow contestants, judges Keith Brymer Jones and Richard Miller and host Siobhán McSweeney (Image: Channel 4 / Mark Bourdillon)

She described the experience on the show as “one of the hardest things” she has ever done.

“It was extremely exciting and intense but everyone was so friendly and supportive,” she said.

“It was everything really.

“It’s really helped my confidence that I can actually make things that look nice.

“All the potters we learned so much just from hanging out with each other.

“It was a great environment.

“And all the feedback from the judges, they were much kinder to me than any art tutor I had critiquing me at college.”

The Great Pottery Throw Down series seven starts on Sunday, January 7, at 7.45pm on Channel 4.

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This notice was published: 2024-01-07 10:00:00

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