Kindness is everything. This man, who perhaps nobody particularly took any notice of outside of the elitist art clique to which he unwittingly belonged to, has become a recognisable and brilliant social commentator. His recent three-part documentary on the British class system was not only fascinating, but marked Grayson Perry out as being a thoroughly ace dude. And indeed he was kind; and he was not condescending; and he didn’t patronise or belittle his interviewees. He was patient, engaged, insightful and warm, and this made everyone love him a little bit. By the end of the series, he was positively up there on the list. Intelligent and brilliant, Pezza is a refreshingly honest and loveable personality, much like myself.
(For Denise: may all your tapestry dreams come true xx)