Hand-engineered Functional Sculpture
BLOTT WORKS is based in the north of England and produces limited-edition, hand-engineered, functional sculpture. The studio was founded by Dan Morrison in 2012 to fulfil a long-held desire to bring together in one place all the things he likes doing best, from the worlds of art, design, engineering and craft.
All work is designed to encourage interaction and introduce a sense of ritual or play into everyday activities. This usually involves a kinetic element or simple mechanism to adjust the piece or to set it in motion. The overall aesthetic is influenced by a love of characterful mechanical movement, by the sumptuous curves of custom cars and bikes, by the beauty of raw industrial materials, and by the functional charm of simple machine components.
Wherever possible parts and components are "over-engineered" to give an air of indestructible vulnerability and ensure they will last for generations. They are made out of the sorts of materials that have strong heritage in both practical and decorative settings such as industrial metals, concrete and hard woods.
The collection of work currently available consists of a family of desk and table lamps, some clocks, a large floor-standing lamp and a couple of fan-assisted vases.
Awarded Best Selected Maker, GNCCF 2016
"We're really pleased to announce that our Showcase Award Winner at the Great Northern Contemporary Craft Fair is the fascinating, intriguing and very clever BLOTT WORKS - congratulations Dan, we'll be featuring your work in craft&design magazine very soon!" - craft&design magazine
Exhibitions and Shows 2016
- CCD Selection, London, 3-7 May 2016
- Clerkenwell Design Week, London, 24-26 May 2016
- The Art Market, Holmfirth, 12 June 2016
- New Ashgate Gallery, Farnham, 11 June - 23 July 2016
- Celebration of Craftsmanship & Design, 20-29 Aug 2016
- designjunction, London, 24-27 Sept 2016
- Great Northern Contemporary Craft Fair, Manchester, 6-9 Oct 2016
- The Art Market, Holmfirth, 27 November 2016
- Unit Twelve, Stafford, ('The Art of Science'), 12 Jan - 22 Apr 2016
- Best Selected Maker at GNCCF 2016 by craft&design magazine
- Outstanding Artist, The Art Market, 2015
If you would like more information about the work you see here or would like to discuss ordering a BLOTT WORKS limited-edition product please email Dan at email@example.com
Some other places to get your hands on an original BLOTT WORKS
Snug Gallery, Hebden Bridge (C, BB, CA, BV 1,2&3)
Imagine Gallery, Sudbury (T, P)
Vermilion Gallery, Knutsford (C)
Fisherton Mill, Salisbury (C, BB, CA)
Bils & Rye, Nunnington (H)
Found Gallery, Dunbar (BB)
Panik Design, Milton Keynes (by appointment)
Vale Furnishers, Farnham (C, H, T)
Felix Lighting Specialists, Bath (CA)
Key to items in stock: C=Crane, BB=Baby Bustard, CA=Clamshell, T=Tree, H=Hawk, P=Pebble clock, BV=Breeze Vase