A few years ago the Tate museum sent a documentary filmmaker to interview Grayson Perry at the artist’s studio in Walthamstow, North-East London. Perry showed the filmmaker around while talking about his studio, his practice and his thoughts about where he is in the art world. Perry has a self-effacing attitude which comes off as humorous and likable as he describes his work with lines like “opening the kiln is an exercise in controlled disappointment.”
Perry has a goddess sitting atop his kiln, but she’s not foolproof, he said. He calls her an “inefficient talisman” for the number of things that go wrong on her watch.
“Usually I open the kiln and go ‘ that will do.’ It’s a war of attrition. That’s what it is, a war of attrition.”
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