Answers to our pottery pub quiz 

The quiz questions can be found on our highlights on our Instagram profile, so have a go!

PICTURE ROUND (1 POINT PER PERSON)

  • DUNCAN HOOSON / EMMANUEL COOPER
  • TAKESHI YASUDA / ALISON BRITTON
  • HARRY POTTER / EDMUND DE WAL
  • BEATRIX POTTER / LUCIE RIE
  • KEITH BRYMER JONES / YUTA SEGAWA
  • HANS COPER / WALTER KEELER
  • MICK CASSON / KATE MALONE
  • GRAYSON PERRY / MICHAEL CARDEW

WHERE’S IT MADE? (2 POINTS FOR AREA, 1 POINT FOR COUNTRY)

  • MEISSEN – GERMANY
  • HEREND – HUNGARY
  • LIMOGES – FRANCE
  • STOKE-ON-TRENT – UK
  • JINGDEZHEN – CHINA

GENERAL KNOWLEDGE ROUND (1 POINT PER CORRECT ANSWER)

1) The V&A’s Ceramics collections are unrivalled anywhere in the world. Encyclopaedic and global in scope, they encompass the history of fine ceramic production but what century does the museum estimate their oldest pot to be from?

2500bc

2) India is one of the largest ceramics producing countries in the world. But can you tell me what the name of the Indian restaurant in brittish TV soap Eastenders is/was.

The Arjee Bahji

3) Known as ‘The Potteries’ in 1910 how many towns amalgamated to make the county borough Stoke on Trent?

6

Bonus point: what year was it granted city status?

1925

4) According to google maps what is the only pub in London with the word ‘Potter’ in it’s name?

Chelsea Potter

5) What year was Bernard leach’s book ‘a potters book’ released?

1940

6) Roman pottery has survived centuries and remains some of the most common artifacts of their reign. The Romans mastered the art of firing in kilns dug into the ground to channel heat through the pots and out through a domed earth roof. Speaking of firing, Which historical roman character is said to have played the fiddle while Rome burned?

Nero

7) Like The Kiln Rooms, classic British TV series, Only Fools and Horses, was set in Peckham. What was the name of the local pub in the series?

The Nags Head

8) What is the name of the winner of the last series of the great pottery throw down?

Ryan Barrett

9) Name the famous British comedian who studied pottery and is known to make a teapot in under two minutes on stage during their act.

Johnny Vegas

10) 7 times Wimbledon Champion, Serena Williams was famously photographed taking a pottery class earlier this year. Can you tell me the 4 other American female Wimbledon Champions since 1980?

Chris Evert 1981, Martina Navratilova 82,83,84,85,86,87,90, Lindsey Davenport 99, Venus Williams 05,07,08

11) Edmund de wall shot to stardom with the release of his first book the hair with amber eyes but what was the title of his next book?

The white road

Bonus point: in what year was it released?

2015

12) Grayson Perry became a public figure and T.V personality after winning the turner prize in 2003 but what was the name of his first Chanel 4 TV program in 2005?

Why men wear frocks

13) Which infamous sports star known widely by his chosen name, was born Cassius Clay?

Muhammad Ali

14) Most bronze statues are originally hand modeled in clay but can you tell me where in London you would find a bronze statue of Charlie Chaplin?

Leister Square

15) Ceramic review has just celebrated it’s 300th issue, the first of which came out in February 1970 but can you tell me who was topping the singles charts in that year? There were 15 number 1’s in 1970. You can have up to 5 guesses and you get a point for each correct answer

December 14 1969 – January 24 1970 Rolf Harris – Two Little Boys 6
January 25 – February 28 1970 Edison Lighthouse – Love Grows (Where My Rosemary Goes) 5
March 1 – 21 1970 Lee Marvin – Wandrin’ Star 3
March 22 – April 11 1970 Simon and Garfunkel – Bridge Over Troubled Water 3
April 12 – 25 1970 Dana – All Kinds Of Everything 2
April 26 – May 9 1970 Norman Greenbaum – Spirit In The Sky 2
May 10 – 30 1970 England World Cup Squad – Back Home 3
May 31 – June 6 1970 Christie – Yellow River 1
June 7 – July 25 1970 Mungo Jerry – In The Summertime 7
July 26 – September 5 1970 Elvis Presley – The Wonder Of You 6
September 6 – 12 1970 Smokey Robinson and The Miracles – Tears Of A Clown 1
September 13 – October 24 1970 Freda Payne – Band Of Gold 6
October 25 – November 14 1970 Matthews’ Southern Comfort – Woodstock 3
November 15 – 21 1970 Jimi Hendrix – Voodoo Child (Slight Return) 1
November 22 1970 – January 2 1971 Dave Edmunds – I Hear You Knocking 6

 

Glaze Formula (The first letter of each answer to the next five questions spell the word glaze. GLAZE)

Which woodcarver created Pinocchio? Gepetto or Gepetti

Which internet search engine gets its name from the latin for Wolf Spider? Lycos

What was the first frozen food available for sale in the UK in 1937? Asparagus

What is the Spanish word for fox and the name of a masked swordsmen? Zorro

Dunedin is the Celtic name for which city? Edinburgh

 

ELEPHANT – JUDGES DECISION

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POTTERY PUNS (1 POINT FOR BEST PUN + 5 POINTS FOR BEST SENTENCE)

 

CATCHPHRASE (2 POINTS FOR EACH CORRECT ANSWER)

  • PORCELAIN
  • BUFF BODY
  • KILN STILTS
  • PYROMETRIC CONE
  • SILLICA SAND
  • DANGER DISC
  • S CRACK
  • BOTTOM WASHER
  • SINK TRAP
  • PLASTER BAT
  • METAL RIB
  • RUBBER KIDNEY
  • TURNING TOOLS
  • POTTERS WHEEL
  • LEATHER HARD

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