‘It’s about time a transvestite potter won the Turner ’

If you haven’t already heard of him, Grayson Perry is an interesting character.
Firmly part of the British art establishment and for us always engendering long, intense,
often nostalgic conversations. I suspect this is because he draws a lot on his childhood in his representations, he has a refreshing and candid way of looking at the how and why of people.

When the Essex-born artist won the Turner Prize in 2003, he memorably stood on the stage in a pink Little Bo Peep dress, shiny red Dorothy shoes and a bow in his hair.
‘It’s about time a transvestite potter won the Turner,’ he said

Below are some links for you to explore his work further

Conversation with Ocula magazine

Playing to the Gallery: Helping Contemporary Art in its Struggle to be Understood is
his latest book to be published..  a good read short but good.


‘A lot of my work has always had a guerrilla tactic, a stealth tactic. I want to make something that lives with the eye as a beautiful piece of art, but on closer inspection, a polemic or an ideology will come out of it’. Grayson Perry

grayson perry ceramics