Turner prize winner Grayson Perry established his career in the field of ceramics, taking classical sculptural forms and portraying universally human subjects on their surface.
This small display of amazing ceramics is the first time Royal Academician Perry’s work has been exhibited at Blackwell. It is a fantastic opportunity to see these pieces in the context of an Arts & Crafts home.
Perry’s work confronts and depicts issues surrounding gender, identity, social status, religion and sexuality, while telling stories of individuals and literary heroes intrinsically linked to British identity.
This Spotlight display proceeds a Grayson Perry exhibition at Abbot Hall Art Gallery. From 9 November – 17 February 2019 you can also visit Julie Cope’s Grand Tour: The Story of a Life by Grayson Perry at Abbot Hall in Kendal.
Image: Grayson Perry, Melanie, 2014. Courtesy of York Museums Trust (York Art Gallery) © York Museums Trust/Grayson Perry.