Ten years ago this month I was in the final stages of the MA in Fine Art Printmaking at Winchester School of Art. My final show featured my biggest work to date, a 5 x 3 metre panoramic 'joiner' of Calshot Beach near Fawley Refinery in Hampshire. It was made from 18 overlapping prints using a combination of silkscreen, etching and collagraph but started life as hundreds of photos overlapped to give a sense of both the scale and detail of this beautiful location. The opportunity to have the print room pretty much to myself throughout the summer and the undivided attention of Caroline Hill, the printmaking technician extraordinaire is a great memory. I'm still enthralled by the coast as a rich seam of inspiration for my prints but this is the project that started it all.