India and Katie worked together with Wendy to design this plate for Wendy’s sister Val as she was unable to come to the workshop. Wendy had brought along a beautiful old family photo album which included a picture of Wendy, Val and all their other siblings sitting in the sunshine in their swimmers against the quay wall at the beach in Flushing.
India carefully made a tracing from the photo and Katie cut out Val’s profile in a few different colours and arranged them on top of India’s drawing to echo Wendy’s design. While they were working Wendy shared memories about how they used to go quay jumping at Flushing and Tommie, Katie’s 19 year old son who was helping out said how much he loved to go quay jumping there too! It was a lovely moment of shared enjoyment of the same activity in the same place across time.
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