I made this plate for our friend Toby who really sadly died in January 2022, he was only 40. Toby was a talented Architect, an inspiring architecture tutor at Falmouth University and also an intrepid sea-kayaker who set himself the brilliant challenge of kayaking in all the Shipping Forecast regions. He made a series of beautiful drawings of his garden and I’ve incorporated one into the plate. The map of the Shipping Forecast is inside his head and St Anthony’s lighthouse is in the background. Toby asked for his ashes to be scattered in the sea near the lighthouse.
Toby moved to Flushing in 2019 and he definitely made the most of living here, whenever the pandemic allowed. He came to every single Grays Wharf exhibition and he would have loved to get involved in this project and make his own plate – it would have been brilliant! We all really miss him.
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