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Last Updated: Sunday, 11 September 2005, 10:33 GMT 11:33 UK
Firm insures designer for 1.5m
Emma Bossons' pottery
Emma Bossons' work is responsible for 40% of the company's sales
The work of a 29-year-old pottery designer is held in such high regard by her employers that they have insured her for 1.5m.

Emma Bossons' career began on a 40-a-week government training scheme at Wedgwood in Stoke-on-Trent.

She then moved to the Moorcroft factory in Burslem as a pottery painter and was quickly promoted to designer.

Bosses at Moorcroft said Ms Bossons is responsible for 40% of the firm's 6m annual sales.

Chairman Hugh Edwards described Ms Bossons, the firm's youngest designer, as a "phenomenon" who had helped the company grow in a difficult economic environment.

He said: "It's not a case of saying that our other designers are no good because they are extremely good, but Emma is unbelievable."


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