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4th April 2018

The REYTA Awards celebrates the very best of Travel & Hospitality with an annual, glitzy ball.

And for the 9th year running, staff and students in the Ceramics and Glass department designed and made the trophies for this year’s ceremony.

Hull College has a long history with the REYTA’s meaning that once again the winners at the ceremony get to take home a bespoke work of art by the students.

The ceremony took place at The Double Tree Hilton Hotel in Hull, and celebrated the best contributions to tourism and hospitality in the region with 14 individual category nominations.

Over the years, the pieces are now considered collectables within the sector, which is a testament to the time and skills of the contributing students, with many annual consecutive winners displaying the awards with pride.

Following a brief set by VHEY, the organisers of the awards, the students set to work, creating a design made from kiln formed glass on a wooden base. The glass was inspired by Hull’s waterfront, incorporating the Minerva Pier and the Humber’s distinctive buoys.

Nancy Pliener, Ceramics and Glass lecturer said, “Every year this project gives the students an excellent opportunity to engage with a live brief and develop new skills in the process."

“We would like to thank Paul Vinsen from VHEY for another great project opportunity and to our ceramics technician Emma Harmes for her continued help and support.”