In the frame

Have you got a Grayson Perry in the attic?

Grayson Perry, Cocktail Party (1989) © Grayson Perry. Courtesy the artist and Victoria Miro, London / Venice

The Holburne Museum in Bath is on the hunt for early works by the cross-dressing, Turner prize-winning potter Grayson Perry. In a very public appeal, the museum has sent out an SOS for works made between 1983 and 1994 which could be included in a show scheduled for 2020. Perry says: “When I started out making ceramics at evening classes, part of the reason I enjoyed it was that I could make works relatively quickly. In my first decade of exhibiting I would often show more than 60 or 70 works, made over the course of a few months. I sold these works for modest sums and often gave away what was left. I was terrible at admin and photography so kept very little record of these early pieces." If you have a potential Perry piece, please contact the museum via email——and title your email Grayson Perry Lost Works. Note also that works can be easily authenticated. Every single one of Perry’s ceramics has a potter’s mark; in fact there are 39 individual ones he used between 1983 and 1994, says Holburne curator Catrin Jones.