MAKING ALL THE GREENS UNSTABLE by Bethan Lloyd Worthington
70 x 250mm, 6 pages, Risograph printed, Unbound, Softcover, 2019
Companion publication to Worthington's contribution to the Jerwood Makers Open 2019 exhibition.
A new wall-based work composed of distinct ceramic objects and a risograph leaflet work designed and written by the artist. Both recognisable and abstract in form, discrete elements are brought together in one composition; taking the controversy over the mass felling of street trees in Sheffield and intertwining this with references to poetry, art, histories and news events. Together, these sources gesture towards the environmental – tree felling and revolution, growth and violence – and consider what happens when you place one thing in the context of another. The work uses ceramic techniques such as slipware, glazes and dendritic mochaware processes, with a focus on the colour green both in terms of its chemistry in ceramics and its wider social meanings.