Seth Rogen among executive producers behind CBC’s ‘The Great Canadian Pottery Throw Down’

Seth Rogen is among the executive producers behind new competition series, The Great Canadian Pottery Throw Down, for CBC.

Set to premiere in winter 2024, the series – based on the British format – will see 10 Canadian potters face off to be crowned “Canada’s top potter.” The Great Canadian Pottery Throw Down is hosted by Canadian actress and comedian Jennifer Robertson, best-known for her role as Jocelyn Schitt in Schitt’s Creek, and currently among the cast of Netflix drama Ginny & Georgia. 

A potter in his own right, Rogen also serves as a guest judge, alongside Vancouver-based artist and Emily Carr Institute of Art & Design ceramics instructor Brendan Tang, who is also the co-host of ceramics podcast The Kiln Sitters, and Toronto ceramicist Natalie Waddell.

The series was shot this summer at a studio on Granville Island in Vancouver, the hometown of both Rogen and Robertson.

“Point Grey and I are excited to be part of a fresh series that enables artists to tap into their craftsmanship and express themselves through pottery,” said Rogen, co-founder of Point Grey Pictures, in a CBC announcement. “As a fellow Vancouver native and potter myself, I am looking forward to seeing incredibly talented artists show their skills this season.” 

“Shooting this heartfelt reality series in MY hometown, along with Seth in HIS hometown, made the whole experience extra special,” added Robertson. “I was in total awe every week over what our potters could create in such a short amount of time, and I really gained a newfound appreciation for the art form from the incredible judges, the talented potters, and the whole production team. I’m beyond thrilled to be working with Frantic Films and Seth Rogen on The Great Canadian Pottery Throw Down and it was a joy to be a part of!”

Rogen became interested in ceramics, just prior to the pandemic, so he could start making his own ashtrays. He launched cannabis lifestyle company Houseplant, alongside his producing partner Evan Goldberg, American-Canadian businessman Michael Mohr, and producers James Weaver and Alex McAtee in 2019, which among other products, sells Rogen’s own pottery designs.

Jamie Brown and Stephanie Fast are Executive Producers on The Great Canadian Pottery Throw Down for Frantic Films, which did the deal with UK-prodco Love Productions. Love is also behind The Great British Baking Show format.

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Connie Thiessen
Connie Thiessen
Connie has worked coast-to-coast as a reporter, editor, anchor and host at CKNW and News 1130 in Vancouver, News 95.7 and CBC in Halifax, and CFCW Edmonton, among other stations. With a passion for music, film and community service, she led News 95.7 to a 2013 Atlantic Journalism Award and regional RTDNA award for Best Radio Newscast. More recently, she was nominated for Music Journalist of the Year at Canadian Music Week 2019. To report a typo or error please email -

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