Grayson Perry! I used to make things like this. I called them visual poems. I call a lot of my work visual poems, coming from a lit background, wondering when I will start looking at what I do as art maybe!

rayson Perry CBE is an English artist, known mainly for his ceramic vases and cross-dressing. Perry's vases have classical forms and are decorated in bright colours, depicting subjects at odds with their attractive appearance.

This has the preciousness of a well-traveled Russian antique. Glazed in golds, silvers and whites, Perry’s urn tells a Gothic tale of a child’s death in a gloomy small town. The image is timeless: it could be yesterday or eighty years ago; but almost certainly it has to be Eastern European – nowhere else could such horrific grief be met with such fairy-tale romanticism.

'We've found the body of Your Child' earthenware vessel tells the Gothic tale of a child' death in a small town by Grayson Perry - Saatchi Gallery Collection

Artist Grayson Perry's Head of a Fallen Giant

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Loved the Grayson Perry 'Tomb of an Unknown Craftsman' exhibition - brilliant curating and amazing objects.

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Grayson Perry's The Walthamstow Tapestry goes on display in London

Credit: Robin Friend Grayson PerryWalthamstow, north-east London“When I was at college we all had our little chipboard cubicles that we worked in. Someone came up and went: ‘Oooh, you’ve got a meaty space!’ And I thought , yeah, I do like to have a busy space. I like the feeling that it’s got a density of in an armchair and listen to The Archers”

Secrets of the studio - in pictures

Artist/potter, Grayson Perry, at work in his Walthamstow studio in North East London.

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Grayson Perry: The Tomb of the Unknown Craftsman at the British Museum

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