Windswept Baby is a collaboration between artist Bethan Lloyd Worthington and six writers and poets – Lucy Biddle, Amy Pettifer, Kayo Chingonyi, Luke Turner, Megan Nolan and Jack Underwood. New writing prompted by objects in the V&A ceramics collection, with artworks by Bethan in response.

The work was on display at the Victoria & Albert Museum from May – August 2018. You can still buy the book (limited first edition).

Supported using public funding by Arts Council England.

 

Cornelis Boumeester (1652–1733)
Tile panel

Rotterdam, 1680–1720
Hand-painted tin glazed earthenware
© The Victoria and Albert Museum, London.

 

Lucy Biddle
Blue Tiled Sea

In response to Tile Panel by Cornelis Boumeester

 

Bethan Lloyd Worthington, Luctor et emergoBethan Lloyd Worthington
Luctor et emergo
London, 2018
Stained beech, stoneware with marbled slip, velvet with glass weighting

In response to Blue Tiled Sea by Lucy Biddle
and
Tile panel, Cornelis Boumeester

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Derby Porcelain Factory
Figure of a tailor riding a goat
Derby, about 1800
Painted and gilded porcelain
© The Victoria and Albert Museum, London.

 

Jack Underwood
It could have been so different

In response to Figure of a tailor riding a goat, Derby Porcelain Factory

 

Bethan Lloyd Worthington, Pickling the seeds of springBethan Lloyd Worthington
Pickling the seeds of spring
Silk, glass weighting, glazed stoneware with mochaware ‘earthworm’ and enamel painting, leather,
terracotta

In response to It could have been so different, Jack Underwood
and
Figure of a tailor riding a goat, Derby Porcelain Factory

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Chantilly Porcelain Factory
Wine cooler
France, about 1753–60
Porcelain painted with enamel
© The Victoria and Albert Museum, London.

 

Megan Nolan
Banshee Call

In response to Wine cooler, Chantilly Porcelain Factory

 

Bethan Lloyd Worthington, To fit only six houses, how near to the groundBethan Lloyd Worthington
To fit only six houses, how near to the ground
Glazed stoneware with slip and enamel painting

In response to Banshee Call, Megan Nolan
and
Wine cooler, Chantilly Porcelain Factory

______________________

 

 

Unknown artist 
Harvest jug

Wiltshire, about 1700
Brown-glazed earthenware with applied decoration
© The Victoria and Albert Museum, London.

 

Luke Turner
The Good Purvider

In response to the Harvest Jug, Wiltshire

 

Bethan Lloyd Worthington, A circle closed inBethan Lloyd Worthington
A circle closed in
Dyed oat straw, glazed stoneware, terracotta

In response to The Good Purvider, Luke Turner
and
Harvest jug, Wiltshire

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Bryan Newman
Houses with Motorway
London, 1973
Glazed, hand-modelled stoneware
© The Victoria and Albert Museum, London.

 

Kayo Chingonyi
landscape w/ motorway

In response to Houses with Motorway, Bryan Newman

 

Bethan Lloyd Worthington, Those who hold this place suspendedBethan Lloyd Worthington
Those who hold this place suspended
Glazed stoneware with enamel painting, candle

In response to landscape w/ motorway, Kayo Chingonyi
and
Houses with Motorway, Bryan Newman

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Susie Cooper (designer), decorated by the Susie Cooper Pottery, made by Wood & Sons Ltd.
Cup and saucer
England, 1932–33
Glazed earthenware
© The Victoria and Albert Museum, London.

 

Amy Pettifer
O

In response to Cup and saucer, designed by Susie Cooper

 

Bethan Lloyd Worthington, A succession of hilltops with the hum caught underneathBethan Lloyd Worthington
A succession of hilltops with the hum caught underneath
Twelve framed drawings in pastel and ink on paper

In response to O, Amy Pettifer
and
Cup and saucer, designed by Susie Cooper

 

 

Images of Bethan’s work by Plastiques Photography

 

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