Grayson Perry is an award winning ceramicist, who lives and works in great Brittan. He was born in 1960. His father left him at the age of 4. He did well in school until around age 14, at which point he said that his demons over took him and he started to fall in love with the art world.
His motto is ” try a bit of everything” which is how he found ceramics. He took a class with a friend and discovered that he was very bad at it. As he progressed he gradually got better. His first work was some what of a mockery piece as it shows Jesus on the cross and is titled “kinky sex”.
As a child he became a transvestite and that shaped him through his life. He is known as the cross dressing potter as he often wears dresses and is not firmly set in one identity. In his younger years he hid most of his feminine desires but as he grew he found them to be an acct to his works.
His work needs to be done wrong in just the right way and so he does all of his work alone. He doesn’t want what others call gifts of the kiln so he has teddy Gods to protect his works in the kiln.
He is respected and revered for his work, though many find him to be an odd character.