Designs served up on a plate

29 June 2017

One of our very own pupils has seen their literary-inspired design brought to life in pottery form at the Emma Bridgewater Factory, after winning a competition from the Stoke Reads campaign.

William Dale from Saint Nathaniel’s Academy aged 9, won the Years 5-7 category with a detailed design inspired by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler’s The Gruffalo (shown below)

Pupils form across Stoke-on-Trent were challenged to design a plate inspired by their favourite read. Hundreds of submissions were received from 16 schools across the city and three pupils’ designs were chosen as the winners by Emma Bridgewater herself.

The two other winners included:

  • Reggie Glazzard from St. Mary’s CE Primary School, aged 5, won the Years 1-4 category with his colourful plate design based on The Day The Crayons Quit by Oliver Jeffers and Drew Daywalt
  • Liberty Gill from Haywood Academy, aged 13, won the Years 8-11 category with her intricate design based on the bestselling The Hunger Games series, by Suzanne Collins

After the three designs were created at the Emma Bridgewater Factory, they were presented to the winners at the Stoke-on-Trent Literary Festival on 10 June. The winners also won tickets to an event at the Literary Festival, as well as an experience day at the factory with their families.  View the winning three entries here.

Design by William Dale aged 9 from Saint Nathaniel’s Academy

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