Tom Demeranville doesn’t need a facilitated studio to make ceramics. He’s been making cups and pots in his garden for over years. And now his love for pottery has brought him to Channel 4’s The Great Pottery Throw Down season 5, and this talented potter is in it to win it.
Keep reading this Tom Demeranville Bio to learn all about his private life.
Tom Demeranville On The Great Pottery Throw Down
Ever since The Great Pottery first launched back in 2015, and it has always been a go-to show for participants who wanted to test their pottery skills. The format was similar to that of Bake-Off with only very modest adjustments, and the season 5 judges Keith Brymer Jones and Rich Miller, made the show even better.
Tom Demeranville was one of the twelve contestants ready to whack his apron and take on the challenge of The Great Pottery Throw Down. Joining him this season were contestants — Anna McGurn (57), AJ Simpson (21), Bill Thomas (63), Cellan (23), Christine Cherry (57), Jenny Cobb (43), Josh (27), Lucinda Lovesey (58), Miles Johnson (50), Nick Robatto (43), and Zahra Jabir (32).
All excited to be on the show, Tom wrote over his on Dec 24, 2021, “So if it’s not yet abundantly obvious, I’m going to be on the telly! It was either this or naked attraction, so count yourself lucky.” Also, a week later, his excitement reflected on FB as well. “Oh wow, it’s happening,” he wrote.
Furthermore, after watching the first episode, Tom shared that it “brought so many memories back to the front of (his) brain.” He was glad to see the pots, co-potters, and the fun they had.
Trivia: Tom and his co-star Nick Robatto were good friends. They met each other even after the filming ended.
Tom Demeranville Age
Tom Demeranville was 44 years of age when he appeared on The Great Pottery Throw Down in 2022.
He was one of the middle-aged content that season.
Does Tom Demeranville Have A Wife?
Yes, Tom Demeranville had a wife named Fleur Demeranville-Dash. The two held their wedding back on August 9, 2015, after being in a relationship for almost 3 years.
They celebrated their dating anniversary every December 1.
Talking more about his wife, Fleur hails from Bristol, United Kingdom and she owned the Women’s clothing company “Fleur Dash”. She claimed that her products were beautiful, one-of-a-kind, handmade 60s, and 70s inspired garments. Their prices ranged anywhere from £50 to £85.
Also, she was the owner of the online shop “Fleurty Fairy”. It featured Lingeries, Bridal dresses, Corsets, and different Burlesque outfits.
“Quirky, colorful, fun-loving, flower power, party girl,” — these were the words Tom’s wife used to describe herself.
As of 2022, the pair were happily married with three kids (all sons) and often went on date nights to keep the fire burning.
Tom Demeranville Job
We all know Tom Demeranville is a brilliant potter but he mentioned his full-time job to be the “product director” of a company called “ORCID — Connecting research and researchers.”
His job there was to investigate and develop links with other identifier systems as part of the EC-funded THOR project.
Reportedly, Tom joined ORCID back in June 2015 as a Technology Advocate and was promoted to product director on Jan 1, 2018.
Before that, he worked as a technical lead (ODIN Project) at the British Library in Camden, London for almost 2 years.
As for his longest career, it would be as a Senior Software Engineer at Eduserv Athens for 8 long years until 2013.
For those of you interested, a product director in London made around £100 ($134) thousand per annum.
Also, given Tom’s success with pottery, he must earn a pretty handsome salary.
Talking about his education, Tom studied computer science at the Open University in Milton Keynes and graduated in 2003 with 1st class with honors.
Is Tom Demeranville On Instagram, Facebook?
Find him on Facebook @demeranville.
Most of his posts then showcased his amazing works, and a few featured his wife.
Also, here’s his Etsy account at @tomdemeranville. It featured his pottery items, all costing around £25.
For detailed info on his crafts, visit his personal site “demeranville.com.”
Where Is Tom Demeranville From?
Tom Demeranville hails from Bath, Somerset.
Though he didn’t talk much about his family, Tom shared that it was his mother who first taught him pottery. He’s got hooked on to the craft ever since.
To express his gratitude, Tom even made a “goddess sculpture” for his mother in 2001. It was still sentry in her garden as of 2021. “It’s probably been in 5 or more gardens since I made it,” he shared.
How Tall Is Tom Demeranville?
This talented potter stands tall at a height of around 5 feet 8 inches (172 cm).
Mentioning his distinct features, Tom has blue eyes, an oval face, and a charming smile.