Industrial Organic Whimsy
BLOTT WORKS is artist/engineer Dan Morrison who creates useful sculptures with a mechanical aesthetic that delight in blurring the distinction between our natural and our industrial worlds.
All work is designed to introduce a sense of ritual or play into everyday activities with the overall aesthetic drawing on the beauty of industrial materials, and the charm of simple machine assemblies.
The sculptures often have a functional aspect, such as lighting an area or telling the time, and are hand-engineered by Dan as limited editions in the BLOTT WORKS workshop in the north of England.
Often whimsical. Never flimsical.
"We were delighted to select Dan Morrison's BLOTT WORKS for our Award at the GNCCF last autumn, his extraordinary limited edition, hand engineered, functional sculptures are fascinating, intriguing and very clever indeed! BLOTT WORKS is like nothing we've ever seen before"
Angie Boyer, Editor, craft&design magazine (April 2017)
If you would like purchase a BLOTT WORKS sculpture...
Please contact Dan directly by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or ring him on 07930 454467.
Alternatively, visit one of the galleries or exhibitions below and discuss your requirements there.
Galleries and retail outlets
- Snug Gallery, Hebden Bridge (C, BB, CA, BV 1,2&3)
- Imagine Gallery, Sudbury (T, P, C, Bn)
- Bils & Rye, Nunnington (MB, MH)
- Artisan Alchemy Gallery, Birmingham (H, C)
- Vermilion Gallery, Knutsford (C)
- National Centre for Craft & Design, Sleaford (D, BV, DC)
- Fisherton Mill, Salisbury (C, BB)
- 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, MB=Mini Bustard, MH=Mini Hawk, Bn=Beacon, D=Duck, DC=Daisy Crane
Exhibitions and shows in 2017 and 2018
Unit Twelve, Stafford, ('The Art of Science'), 12 Jan - 22 Apr 2017
CCD Selection, London, 14-21 May 2017
Walford Mill, Wimbornre ('Senses'), 10 Jun - 23 July 2017
Celebration of Craftsmanship & Design, 19-28 Aug 2017
GNCCF, Manchester, 12-15 Oct 2017
MADE Marylebone, London, 19 - 22 Oct 2017
Handmade in Edinburgh, 27-29 Oct 2017
Lingwood Samuel Gallery, Feb 2018
Recent Awards & Press
- Style&Co online blog, Meet the Maker, Jul 2017
- Living North magazine, Featured Maker, Jul/Aug 2017
- Best Selected Maker at GNCCF 2016 by craft&design magazine
- craft&design magazine, Featured Maker, Apr 2017
- Outstanding Artist, The Art Market, 2015
- Stuff magazine, Luxury Gift Guide, Dec 2015
To see the latest images and news have a look at @BLOTTWORKS on Instagram, and to a lesser extent Twitter and Facebook. Here are the most recent Instagram posts...