Wednesday, 25 June 2008

A Tale of the Unexpected

In the current (July/August) issue of Ceramic Review you can find an article about the collaboration between myself and Alex McErlain. It was very kindly and insightfully written by Helen Bevis.

"It is and effective collaboration. Both understand clay but from different ends of the spectrum, with Worthington seeing the form playing with her story and McErlain curious to see how his skill interacts with the visual intelligence of her work."

The article is not available online, but to order the latest issue, or set up a subscription, please visit

Cup pictured is from the revisited 'Machine!' series. Collaborative pieces such as this are available to purchase, with prices starting at £50.

Wednesday, 11 June 2008


The Wallace Collection currently possess a selection of bracelets and pins to accompany their new exhibition.

Boucher and Chardin: Masters of Modern Manners.

'A tea pot and tea cups feature prominently in the background in Boucher’s interior, while drinking tea is the main focus of Chardin’s painting. The common subject of tea drinking is further explored in French and English works of the same period. In England, William Hogarth (represented in the exhibition by his Western Family from the National Gallery of Ireland) takes an ambivalent approach, depicting tea drinking as wholesome but also as a symbol of the dangers of luxury.

While the exhibition focuses on French genre painting and depictions of tea drinking, it also evokes the background of tea drinking through a small selection of objects and books. A gallery trail in the Wallace Collection will guide visitors to objects in the permanent collection, linked to 18th-century tea drinking.'

12 June – 7 September 2008