Grayson Perry, a potter who has a female alter-ego called Claire was born in Chelmsford, Essex, in 1960, his parents split up when he was five and his stepfather, the milkman, was a bully.
Meanwhile, the seeds of his transvestitism were sown when he was six or seven, he has said, and his interest in pottery was aroused shortly after. He was made to wear a tight rubber smock during his first pottery lesson - making an ashtray for his mother - and "became very excited at the feeling". He slowly began to make a name for himself and, by 1994, had become notorious enough that the pottery establishment was "baying for his blood", according to one report at the time. Grayson Perry.
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