The RA Shop online is open so you can shop from the comfort of home. Every purchase supports the RA.
Delays! Our small team are working as quickly and safely as possible to prepare and send online orders. Please expect delays to our service and thanks in advance for your patience. For more information on delivery times and terms, please click here or talk to us.
The RA Shop online is now open, and you can shop an edit of our collections at the RA Shops at Burlington House and Burlington Gardens, with a free ticket.
We are currently doing some behind the scenes improvement. There will be a 7-10 day delay on deliveries from 7 August. Thank you for your patience.
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Grayson Perry RA studied at Braintree College of Further Education from 1978 to 1979 and graduated from Portsmouth Polytechnic in 1982. He was awarded the Turner Prize in 2003.
He works in a variety of mediums but is best known as a ceramicist. There is a dissonance between the conventional forms of his vessels and the depictions that adorn them. He uses imagery and text to chronicle social concerns, his own formative experiences and to tell the story of his alter ego, Claire. The tone of his narratives is psychologically complex and often caustic. Although he uses traditional methods to make his pots, he employs a range of techniques, such as embossing and photographic transfers, to create intricate, animated surfaces.