Aberdonian AJ Simpson has been crowned the winner of The Great Pottery Throw Down 2022.
The 21-year-old defeated fellow potters Anna and Christine in the final of the Channel 4 series on Sunday night.
The Gray’s School of Art graduate impressed judges Keith Brymer Jones and Rich Miller after getting tasked to create a garden totem that reflected the story of their life.
AJ’s creation, called 8,000 Days, included a John O’ Groats style signpost, and included a teddy to reflect a close bond with little sister Roseanna.
The Aberdonian said: “It’s a weird bittersweet feeling.
“I’m glad that we are finished, but I’m also sad that’s the last make we’ll ever do in the pottery.
“I hope that I’ve at least inspired one person to try pottery, and one person to be themselves.
“That would be wonderful.”