I hadn’t realised that Grayson Perry’s career goes back to the early 1980s, when he was already experimenting with a subversive attitude to folk pottery:-
I can imagine that the work didn’t go down too well in his pottery classes:-
Sales Pitch (1987)
WITH YOUR HELP I CAN TAKE POTTERY INTO THE ARENA OF COMMENT AND IDEAS, DARE I SAY IT, FINE ART:-
A Design which Implies Significance (1992):-
Artefact for People who have no identity (1994):-
The exhibition made me appreciate much better his experimental attitude to the medium and how form was as important as content. Punk meets New Romantic.
In 1993/4, he was taken on by Anthony d’Offay and I suppose the rest is history.