Pottery Pingu is the third episode of the sixth season. It was written by Tim Compton.


Pingu and Pinga are round at Grandpa's Igloo. As the young penguins play Grandpa is busy doing some pottery. With his peddle powered ceramic wheel, he manages to make a very neat vase with a lid to match. Pingu watches this and is most impressed. He feels like he would want to have a go too, so Grandpa lets he fetch out another piece of clay from the box. Pingu places the clay onto the wheel and while Grandpa works the peddle for him, he starts moulding it into shape. However Pingu's wings are not as careful as Grandpa's. First he makes a shape with a very thin shape that flops in the middle and then makes a dish that has a squiggling and flappy side which flies away and makes the remaining piece on the wheel look like a bent and crooked crown shape.

While Grandpa goes to put his vase and Pingu's abstract piece in the kiln and waits for them to cook, Pingu tries to have another go at improving his pottery skills. While he moulds the clay into shape, Pinga works the peddle on the wheel for him. Pingu's first attempt once again fails, but he is not ready to quit yet. Whilst Pinga keeps watch to make sure Grandpa does not come back suddenly, Pingu tries again to make a satisfactory ceramic piece. He tries using a bigger piece of the clay as a way of making it more likely to look better and he bounces his red rubber ball up and down on the peddle to get the wheel turning, but it soon just bounces away.

Suddenly Pinga sees Grandpa fetching the ceramic pieces out of the kiln. Pinga alerts Pingu and he hides up against the wall, but Grandpa does not see what they are up to. He puts the pieces down on the table and then goes indoors. Pingu tries once again to make another piece of ceramics, but this time uses his paddle ball to make the ceramic wheel turn. This time he manages to make a very large wavey vase, but he soon gets so carried with his impending success, he makes the wheel spin too fast and the clay flies all over the place. Once piece of clay breaks some of the pottery Grandpa made earlier and another splashes into Grandpa's face just as opens the window of his igloo to see what is going on outside.

Grandpa is not very pleased, especially as he was just going to paint his masterpieces anyway. Then Pingu has an idea; he thinks that the crown-shaped piece he made earlier might make a good replacement for the broken lid of Grandpa's vase. It is a perfect fit and Grandpa is so pleased that he gets to work on painting the vase straight away. Meanwhile Pingu suddenly discovers that he really is a very good ceramist after all.



  • When Grandpa puts his vase and Pingu's abstract shape in the kiln, the lid of the vase is missing. However when he takes the pieces out of the kiln, the lid is suddenly amongst the set.
Pingu Episodes
Season 1
Hello, Pingu · Pingu Looks After the Egg · The New Arrival · Pingu Goes Fishing · Pingu Delivers the Mail · Jealousy · Hide and Seek · Lost Baby · Pingu Plays Fish Tennis · Barrel of Fun · Ice Hockey · Pingu and Pinga Stay Up · Skiing · Pingu Runs Away · Building Igloos · Music Lessons · Pingu's Ice Cave · Sledging · Little Accidents · School Time · Grandpa is Ill · Pingu's Circus · Pingu and the Barrel Organ · Noise · Pingu and Pinga at Home · Pingu's Dream
Season 2
Pingu at the Doctor's · Pingu's Admirer · Pingu and the Seagull · Pingu Goes Ice Surfing · Pingu's First Kiss · Pingu's Curling Game · Pingu the Icicle Musician · Pingu the Chef · Pingu's Family Celebrate Christmas · Pingu Goes Away · Pingu the Photographer · Pingu's New Kite · Pingu and the Many Packages · Pingu the Conjurer's Apprentice · Pingu's Birthday · Pingu at the Funfair · Pingu the Babysitter · Pingu Cannot Lose · Pingu and the Game of Fish · Pingu Gets a Bicycle · Pingu's Visit to the Hospital · Pingu on the School Excursion · Pingu and Pinga at the Kindergarten · Pingu and the Strangers · Pingu Helps His Mother · Pingu Builds a Snowman
Season 3
Pingu Goes Cross Country Skiing · Pingu's Museum Visit · Pingu's Grandpa Comes to Stay · Pingu's Long Journey · Pingu Pretends to be Ill · Pingu the Painter · Pingu's Trick · Pingu and the Mother Bird · Pingu Quarrels With His Mother · Pingu and the Message in a Bottle · Pingu Has an Idea · Pingu Breaks a Vase · Pingu and the Paper Plane · Pingu Takes Revenge · Pingu Makes a Mistake · Pingu and the Toy · Pingu the Superhero · Pingu and the Fishing Competition · Pingu and the Letter · Pingu Feels Left Out · Pingu Wins First Prize · Pingu and the Ghost · Pingu and the Postcard · Pingu's Discovery · Pingu Steals · Pingu and the Lost Ball
Season 4
Pingu's Disadvantage · Pingu Refuses To Help · Pingu the Mountaineer · Pingu and the Big Fish · Pingu Shows What He Can Do · Pingu Clears the Snow · Pingu Has a Day Off · Pingu the Archer · Pingu Gets a Warning · Pingu and the Magnet · Pingu Gets Help · Pingu in Paradise · Pingu's Dangerous Joke · Pingu the Pilot · Pingu Teases Pinga · Pingu's Wish · Pingu is Curious · Pingu Gets Organised · Pingu Builds a Tower · Pingu the King · Pingu the Baker · Pingu and the Doll · Pingu Helps Grandfather · Pingu Has a Bad Day · Pingu Loses the Bet · Pingu and His Cup
Season 5
Pingu's Bouncy Fun · Pingu Finishes the Job · Pingu Digs a Hole · Pingi's Valentine Card · Pingu Wants to Fly · Pingu's Windy Day · Pinga's Lost Rabbit · Pingu's Moon Adventure · Pinga Sleepwalks · Pingu the Snowboarder · Pinga has Hiccups · Like Father Like Pingu · Pingu's Ice Sculpture · Pinga's Balloon · Pingu and the Knitting Machine · Pingu's Balancing Act · Pingu Gets Lost · Pingu and Pinga Go Camping · Stinky Pingu · Pingu and the Band · Pingu and the Snowball · Pingu Sticks Up · Pingu and the Doorbell · Pingu Plays Tag · Pingu's Pancakes · Pingu's Bedtime Shadows
Season 6
Pingu's Sledge Academy · Pingu and the Hose · Pottery Pingu · Pingu and the Litter · Mother's New Hat · Poor Pinga · Pinga in a Box · Pingu and the Present · Pingu and the Toyshop · Pingu and the Paper Mache · Sore Tummy Pingu · Pingu Gets Carried Away · Pingu and the School Pet · Pampering Pingu · Green-Eyed Pingu · Pingu Wraps Up · Pingu and the Fish Flute · Pingu Boogaloo · Pingu and the Daily Igloo · Pingu and the Rubberband Plane · Pingu and the Braces · Pingu's Big Catch · Pingu and the New Scooter · Pingu and the Paint · Pingu Makes a Big Splash · Pingu and the Abominable Snowman
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