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A Trip to Polito’s Royal Menagerie

Can you remember the first time you laid eyes on an elephant? A giraffe? A monkey? I’m sure most of us have enjoyed trips to the zoo, but it’s difficult to remember how it must have felt to see these strange animals for the first time. Today we are so accustomed to seeing all kinds of creatures from across the […]

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Lucie Rie: A Secret Life of Buttons

Reconstruction of a part of Lucie Rie’s Albion Mews studio in Gallery 143.

Lucie Rie stands among the most celebrated studio potters of the twentieth century, and her distinctive modern tableware and ornamental wares in stoneware and porcelain have been widely exhibited and studied. Much less is known about Rie’s early work making buttons in the 1940’s when she arrived in London as a Jewish émigré.   Lucie […]

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Open Week in the Ceramics Residency Studio

Showcave, Bethan Lloyd Worthington

The Open Week marks the end of artist Bethan Lloyd Worthington‘s six month residency in the Ceramics Collections. The studio will be cleared for a display of new work, fragments and plans for future projects exploring landscape and place.

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Lansbury Micro Museum – School Ceramics project and Teachers’ Sanctuary

  In January, a class of thirty Year 6 pupils from the Lansbury Lawrence Primary School were invited to participate in a month-long project with the V&A exploring the history of the Lansbury Estate, the historic significance of their Grade II listed school and the ceramic tile designs of artist Peggy Angus. Formerly the ‘Susan Lawrence Primary’ and ‘Elizabeth Lansbury […]

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Lubna Chowdhary announced as next V&A Ceramic Resident

We are delighted to announce that Lubna Chowdhary will be the next V&A Ceramics Resident during the period April to September 2017. Lubna has been working in the field of ceramics for over 25 years during which time, the nature and application of her work has moved between sculpture, design and craft. Her projects are largely […]

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Want to hear more from our V&A Ceramics Resident Bethan Lloyd Worthington?

Bethan Lloyd Worthington is a London based artist who works with drawing, objects and installation to explore themes of place and fragmentation through time. She is particularly interested in archaeology as an inter-relationship with science, landscape, place, etymology, speculation and magic. Ceramics as a medium and an interest form the bedrock of her practice but […]

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What if I say this is a cave? Ceramics Residency Display Case

Bethan Lloyd Worthington V&A Residency Display Case

These objects are beginnings – threads I’ve been pulling at and fastening on to other things. They’re currently on display outside my studio on level 6.

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Visit our final Artist in Residence Open Studios of 2016!

Visit our three artists in residence as they open their doors for the last Open Studios of 2016 on Wednesday 14 December! Please see below for exact meeting points at 13.00 sharp for Julian Melchiorri and Noor Ali Chagani. Bethan Lloyd Worthington will open up her studio in the Ceramics Galleries on level 6 between 13.00 […]

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Bethan Lloyd Worthington: V&A Ceramics Resident

Have you seen this cup? It could be anywhere here, really. Bethan Lloyd Worthington, 2015 Porcelain, needlepoint tapestry, wood, dye

    If you were to (somewhat arbitrarily) type ‘landscape’ into the V&A ceramics database, it would return 2088 results. I strongly suspect that this doesn’t pick up many of the more tenuously or conceptually related objects, but it’s an indication of the scale of the subject. Ceramics deals with landscape in so many ways […]

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‘Look up here, I’m in heaven’

The opening lines to one of David Bowie’s final songs, ‘Lazarus’, had many thinking that the great musician and performer had written his own epitaph, a public farewell to the world just days before he died. In a world where most pop songs churn out familiar tales of love and heartache, it’s unusual to see […]

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