Creasing tile heritage project at St Oswalds School
St Oswalds School in York celebrated 250 years with a new heritage seating space using Dreadnought creasing tiles to display the original foundation stones from 1771 and 1846. Designed by parent and architect Ian Hayton, the new seating area is nestled in a newly planted garden area, and the Dreadnought quarry tiles, stacked on top of each other, elegantly frame the original foundation stones bringing a delicate texture and detail to the space. beneath the stones and the timber bench, a number of ceramic tiles, designed by the children are sealed into the structure.
At the unveiling of the seat by the Archibishop of York, the head teacher Sue Bland commented "We are hugely grateful to the many people who have donated time, materials or funds to support the celebratory projects - they have helped breathe life into our ideas and it is wonderful to see them brought to fruition.” This school lies in the heart of this community and we were pleased to get involved!