I moved to Falmouth last year for university so unlike some of the other workshop participants, I didn’t have many mementos of my time here. I’m a big fan of colour so knew that I wanted my plate to be bright and colourful! I love the combination of yellow, blue and pink together so chose those colours for my plate. I included the title of the project onto the plate – I like the idea that I can look back on it in the future and be reminded of the lovely workshops I took part in. I also added a little crown to incorporate a bit more of the jubilee.
I have been lucky enough to have weekly workshops at Grays Wharf gallery for the last couple of months and have loved them! When Megan mentioned the opportunity to take part in some workshops with others from the local community I was keen to get involved. I really enjoyed meeting other people from the community. It was lovely hearing the stories from some of the older folk about their experiences growing up in Falmouth and Penryn! I loved seeing the photographs they had bought along and seeing how the area had changed.
I moved down to Falmouth for university it 2020. It was an interesting time to move down due to COVID and I was in isolation/restriction times for most of my first year. Since regulations have started lifting I’ve loved exploring the area more. It’s such a fantastic place to live. I haven’t been to Penryn much due to being on the Falmouth campus, but from the people I met and the stories I was told, Penryn seem to have such a lovely sense of community which was so nice to see.
Find out more about My Jubilee and see all the plates here.