Channel 4’s The Great Pottery Throw Down season 5 premiered on January 2, 2022, and like always, the contestants were amazing. But among them, contestant AJ Simpson gleamingly stood out from the rest — not because of their partner preference, but because of their amazing skills despite being the youngest of all.
Learn all about this talented potter as this AJ Simpson Bio proceeds.
AJ Simpson On The Great Pottery Throw Down
The Great Pottery first launched back in 2015, and it has always been the home for participants of all ages. Likewise, even this season, the contestants ranged anywhere from the 20s to even 50s. But none of them were second to any, skill-wise.
Well, talking about AJ Simpson, they fell on the younger group of contestants. Joining AJ this season were Anna McGurn (57), Bill Thomas (63), Cellan (23), Christine Cherry (57), Jenny Cobb (43), Josh (27), Lucinda Lovesey (58), Miles Johnson (50), Nick Robatto (43), Tom Demeranville (43), and Zahra Jabir (32). (Note: All ages are as of 2022)
All excited to be on the show, AJ wrote over IG on December 24, 2021, “I can finally announce that this year I will be a part of the great pottery throwdown series. I can’t wait to share this experience with you all.”
AJ Simpson Age
AJ Simpson was 21 years of age when The Great Pottery Throw Down season 5 premiered in 2022.
Is AJ Simpson On Instagram?
Yes, find AJ on Instagram @ajceramic. Most of AJ‘s posts then featured cute little fish potteries.
AJ Simpson Gender
AJ Simpson’s full name is “Alisa Joy Simpson”. Biologically born a female, AJ later went on to identify as “Nonbinary.”
You may address AJ with pronouns — they, their, and them.
AJ Simpson Partner
AJ Simpson had a partner named Celda Mae Tyndall while still participating in The Great Pottery Throw Down in 2022. While we’re not completely sure, we believe that the two first met while attending Gray’s School of Art.
Also, it seems that the lovebirds graduated together, and went for a “brilliant getaway” in Dec 2021.
Talking a little about AJ’s partner, Celda is a Business Executive from Aberdeen, Scotland born on July 9, 1995. However, she is British and only resided in Scotland.
According to Celda’s FB, she attended Bell Baxter High School, Fife College Jewellery, and finally Robert Gordon University — Gray’s School of Art from 2018 to 2021 for her bachelor’s degree in three-dimensional design.
Celda identifies herself as a “female.”
Trivia: Celda is very creative with her body. She often changed her hair color and has tatted her body with flowers and her cute dog Luna.
What Does AJ Simpson Do For A Living?
By now it should already be clear that AJ Simpson is a potter.
A design graduate, AJ is a self-labeled “Total Ceramics nerd” who loved potting blobfish-shaped cups and pots. AJ’s practice involved taking local materials such as clays and rocks and incorporating these into functional ceramics. “Recycling clay is a big part of my practice that I don’t show on here very often,” AJ shared.
It seems that all of AJ’s trimmings, scraps, and failed pots went into a big bucket for recycling. It was then mixed with water and dried out until it was of a good consistency to wedge back into usable clay.
As of 2022, AJ was focused on making a series of pottery using local Aberdeen granite in clay bodies and glazes. Also, alongside this, AJ enjoyed exploring the more novel side of ceramics through sculpting “blob” figurines.
So why “blob,” you ask? Well, these blobs combined AJ’s enjoyment of illustration and passion for ceramics. Each blob was unique and had its personality, “I love creating these little characters and seeing how they can make people smile.” AJ mentioned.
AJ was also part of the Aberdeen Ceramics Studio team — working to create an open-access ceramics studio for beginners through to established makers.
If you’re interested in AJ’s work, order the blob mugs and cups from AJ’s Etsy shop. Reportedly, AJ’s officially launched the Etsy shop back in September 2020.
On the Halloween of 2020, AJ made a little number of ceramic pumpkin lanterns and put them up on Etsy. It was sold out before AJ knew it.
The next year, AJ then went on to become a part of the D.A.S (Deemouth Artist Studios) Christmas 2021 pop-up market. It lasted from November 27 to 28.
Where Is AJ Simpson From?
AJ Simpson is from Aberdeen, Scotland, and resided there as of 2022.
What Do We Know About AJ Simpson Family?
AJ Simpson never talked about their family. We have no idea if AJ’s family was supportive of their sexuality, or did they cut them off.
Also, as of 2022, there were no traces of AJ’s family over their socials.
How Tall Is AJ Simpson?
AJ stands tall at a height of 5 feet 9 inches (175 cm).
Mentioning their distinct features, AJ has short hair and an oblong-shaped chubby face.