Grayson Perry vases

Grayson Perry, who won the Turner Prize in 2003, is best known as a ceramicist. His vases are decorated with patterns, text and images. They have a dark subject matter, revealing Perry’s insight into modern society.

The inspiration for Fantasy Village came from a village hall watercolour exhibition. The pot depicts an alternative vision to the rural idyll portrayed there. This vase is currently on loan to an exhibition at Compton Verney, Warwickshire (March - June 2017).  Grayson was inspired to make Sunset from a Motorway Flyover whilst walking through the landscape near his home in Walthamstow. On a winter’s afternoon in a bleak neighbourhood he came across some atrocious graffiti, which can be seen on the pot.

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