Making Conversation: Bethan Lloyd Worthington and Tommaso Corvi Mora

Artist Bethan Lloyd Worthington discusses her work, Making all the greens unstable, commissioned for Jerwood Makers Open 2019, with curator, writer, artist and gallerist Tommaso Corvi-Mora.

Making Conversation is a series of discussion events programmed for Jerwood Makers Open 2019 and developed in collaboration with the artists. This intimate series of conversations provide insight into the ideas and processes behind the works in the exhibition.

About the artist’s guest 

Tommaso Corvi-Mora is a curator, writer, artist and gallerist. He has been running a contemporary art gallery in London since 1995 and his first gallery was Robert Prime, which he ran with Gregorio Magnani until the end of 1999. In 2000 he set up Corvi-Mora and the gallery has been in Kennington, South London since 2004. The gallery’s roster includes Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster, Roger Hiorns, David Lieske, Jennifer Packer, Imran Qureshi and Lynette Yiadom-Boakye among many others. Since 2013 one of his main concerns has been that of showing contemporary art and ceramics together, creating unexpected formal and conceptual links between seemingly disparate works, through integrating his passion for ceramics within the gallery’s programme and over the years he has held solo exhibitions of new work by Sam Bakewell, Adam Buick, Simon Carroll, Julian Stair and Sophie Wiltshire and has exhibited works by Colin Pearson, Janet Leach, James & Tilla Waters, Walter Keeler and many other studio potters. Tommaso started attending ceramics evening classes at Morley College in London in 2009 and since 2012 has been exhibiting his work regularly in galleries, both in the UK and abroad. corvi-mora.com

About the artist

Bethan Lloyd Worthington (b. 1982, Birmingham) lives and works in London. She graduated with a Postgraduate Degree in Ceramics and Glass at Royal College of Art in 2010. Selected solo and group exhibitions include: Verso Nuovi Canoni (Towards New Canons), ICA Milano, Italy (2019); Art Night Open Walthamstow with SHELL LIKE, London (2019); Oriel Davies Open, Newtown (2018); Windswept Baby, Victoria & Albert Museum, London (2018); Shell-Lit Siambr, Sidney Cooper Gallery, Canterbury (2017); The John Ruskin Prize, Millennium Gallery, Sheffield (2017). During 2016-17 she was Ceramics Resident at Victoria & Albert Museum and in 2012 she was in residence at Street House Archaeological Excavations, North Yorkshire. bethanlloydworthington.com