Grayson Perry vases

Grayson Perry, who won the Turner Prize in 2003, is best known as a ceramicist, although his recent work includes tapestries. 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 first featured in Grayson's exhibition at The Collection in 2006, The Charms of Lincolnshire. It is currently on display on the first floor landing.

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.  This was bought from the artist in 2002 before he won the Turner Prize. This vase is currently on display in Gallery 2 on the ground floor.

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