The design for my plate was inspired by a family photo that was taken when I was younger. It’s an important photo to me as my Grandma and Grandad are in the photo, and they both sadly passed away. When I was asked to bring a photo or object with me to the project that was special to me, it was the first thing that I thought of. Having moved away from home to come to University in Falmouth, I think family is more important than ever to me.
I wanted to take part in the workshop because I wanted to meet some more of the residents of Penryn and learn about their lives. Sometimes it feels like I exist in a student bubble and don’t interact much with the wider community. I loved speaking to the other participants, seeing the objects and photos that they had brought with them and learning a little about their long lives.
I lived in Falmouth and Penryn for nearly three years now. I’ve always felt very welcome and safe and have absolutely loved living here. I love the mix of creativity and nautical history – which I have tried my best to learn about.
Find out more about My Jubilee and see all the plates here.