John Grayson

With a passion for old, industrially formed and decorated metal objects, whose defunct manufacturing processes are rooted in the West Midlands; maker, researcher and academic John Grayson has been engaged in a 20-year career creating automata and narrative-based objects in either printed tin sheet or vitreous enamel. His work appropriates the vernacular of the factory made aesthetic and through craft making subverts it to create objects that satirise, document and critique contemporary society.