My plate was inspired by the unique flora and fauna of Cornwall. I really fell in love with the gardens in Falmouth and Penryn when I moved here to study and I wanted to reflect these in my design. Similarly, my interest in nature was how I met some of my best friends here, most of whom study zoology at Penryn and who have joined me in running the Student Bee Society on Penryn campus. I wanted to celebrate both of these in my design.
I really wanted to take part in the project as a way of connecting with and meeting some of the wider community. I wasn’t able to do much in first year due to the pandemic and this was a lovely opportunity to meet some new people. I really enjoyed talking to the older people there and listening to their stories.
I’ve only lived in the area for two years as I’m just a student but I’ve really enjoyed the sense of independence an be freedom I get from exploring it’s incredible coastline. I met a lot of my best friends while rockpooling in the area and so the beaches are really special to me.
Find out more about My Jubilee and see all the plates here.