is an English artist, known mainly for his ceramic vases and cross dressing. Perry won the 2003 Turner Prize and received a CBE for his services to the arts in 2014. He uses the seductive qualities of ceramics and other art forms to make stealthy comments about societal injustices and hypocrisies, and to explore a variety of historical and contemporary themes. Perry’s potteries have classical forms and are decorated in bright colors, depicting subjects at odds with their attractive appearance. There is a strong autobiographical element in his work, in which images of Perry as Claire, his female alter-ego, often appear.