Meet Christine Cherry, one of the contestants of ‘The Great Pottery Throw Down’ of Channel 4. Here you’ll learn about her age, her job, her marriage, and her family.
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Christine Cherry On The Great Pottery Throw Down
Christine Cherry is one of the 12 participants that will compete in Channel 4’s The Great Pottery Throw Down in 2022. The show first aired in 2015 and received a lot of positive feedback from viewers. It’s now in its sixth season, and you’ll meet judges Keith Brymer Jones and Rich Miller, as well as hosts Siobhán McSweeney and Ellie Taylor.
AJ Simpson, Anna McGurn, Cellan, Bill Thomas, Jenny Cobb, Josh, Lucinda Lovesey, Miles Johnson, Nick Robatto, Tom Demeranville, and Zahra Jabir will all appear alongside Cherry.
Christine announced her appearance on Channel 4 show by writing an IG post. She wrote, “o I’m sure many of you have already heard the news that I’m one of the contestants on the next season of The Great Pottery Throwdown’. I’m so excited to watch it. 2nd January 2022 on Channel 4 🥳🎊😃👍🏽 #greatpotterythrowdown #greatpotterythrowdown2022”
Fact: Siobhán McSweeney had an accident in September 2021 while filming for a new TV show Holding in her hometown.
Christine Cherry Age
At the time of the filming of the show, Christine Cherry was 57 years old. Born on 12 January, she is excited to celebrate her 58th birthday in 2022.
Is Christine Cherry Married?
Christine Cherry hasn’t shared anything related to her marriage. There are no pictures of anyone who we could assume to be her partner. However, she has two sons from her previous relationship. Her oldest son Jack turned 30 years old in November 2021. Whereas, not much is known about her youngest son.
However, Christine often features both of her sons on her socials.
Christine Cherry Job
Christine Cherry has indulged herself in creating ceramic works 30 years ago. She trained at North Staffordshire University, Stoke On Trent, and earned her BA degree (Hons) in 1986. During which she learned her skills under tutors such as John Weber and Derek Emms and Neil Malkin.
She also did a foundation art course at the University of Central Lancashire, Preston before that.
After graduating college, Christine pursued a career in teaching and became a primary school teacher for over 25 years. She loved teaching and did it with all her passions but in recent years she felt that it was time for me to leave teaching and return to creating. After 30 years of completing her degree, she started creating ceramics work in 2016.
Now, she spends most of her time in her studio located in a community of creatives at ‘Make North’ studios near Preston in Lancashire.
Christine specializes in two types of ceramic ware. Her carved series is of slip-cast Parian Porcelain. First, she handcrafts forms from clay or Plaster of Paris. Then, she makes molds for these and slip-cast vessels. The forms are intricately carved and decorated.
Furthermore, she works closely on each piece, individualizing and finishing them. The Parian vessels are highly translucent, self-glazing, and possess a marble-like finish, which is incredibly tactile.
Whereas, her stoneware range is thrown on a pottery wheel, turned and finished, then decorated using a variety of glazes and techniques. Several layers of glaze are painted by hand, resulting in individuality on each vessel. All of the glazes she uses are completely lead-free, food-safe, and nontoxic.
Her works have been published in Ceramics Monthly USA – November 2020 and Cumbria and Lancashire Life – December Edition 2018. She also participated in events such as Earth and Fire International Ceramics Fair, Potfest in the Pens (July-Aug 2019), and Potfest in the Pens (July-Aug 2019).
Furthermore, Christine has also showcased her creations at Earlams Gallery (2017), Platform Gallery (2018), and Number Four Gallery (2020). You can also visit her online shop in Etsy (@ChristineCherryShop).
Is Christine Cherry On IG, Facebook?
Yes, Christine Cherry has an IG account (@christinecherry_) with 2188 followers and a Facebook page (@christinecherryceramics). Her personal Facebook is (@christine.cherry.524)
Christine Cherry Family
Christine Cherry was born to her father Carl Dillon AKA DJ Silver Fox and her mother Barbara Dillon.
Her father, Carl was a Jamaican immigrant who was in the armed forces. She lost her dad on 5 December 2020 after losing his battle to COVID-19. She wrote a lengthy post to announce his death on her IG. He was 84 years old at the time of his death.
As for her mom, Barbara died in October 2004. Her most recent post about her mom was her 13th death anniversary. On the post she wrote, “My mum’s 13th anniversary today. Always thinking of her. RIP. X”.
Moving on, Christine grew up with seven siblings. She has 5 sisters and two brothers who are very close to each other as of this writing. Two of the sisters we know about her Mari Middleham and Frankie Dillon Salisbury and one brother named Damian Dillon. Here is a picture of her siblings.
Where Is Christine Cherry From?
Christine Cherry currently resides in Preston, Lancashire, England.
How Tall Is Christine Cherry?
Talking about her height, Christine stands tall to the height of under 5 feet 9 inches.