Hand-engineered Functional Sculpture

New release: Beacon floor standing lamp

New release: Beacon floor standing lamp

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.

Often whimsical. Never flimsical.

The collection of work currently available consists of a family of desk and table lamps, some clocks, large floor-standing lamps and a collection of fan-assisted vases.

Founder Dan Morrison taking it easy with his Crane desk lamp and a newspaper

Founder Dan Morrison taking it easy with his Crane desk lamp and a newspaper

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

Award announcements in Jan/Feb issue of craft&design magazine

More information on their website.

Exhibitions and Shows 2016

Recent Awards

  • 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 dan@blottworks.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

A simple demonstration of Mini Hawk lamp

Video demonstrating a Clamshell lamp

All our work moves in some way - usually by turning a brass handle...

A video of a Clamshell Alchemist sculptural lamp opening, set to 'Sunshine Dub' by Augustus Pablo. Filmed at the Handmade in Chelsea contemporary craft event in Chelsea Old Town Hall, November 2015

Dan having a brew at the BLOTT WORKS workshop door. 

Dan having a brew at the BLOTT WORKS workshop door. 

Short video of Dan talking about BLOTT WORKS at Chelsea Town Hall in November 2015

Brand new Mini Bustard floor lamp (with oranges)

Brand new Mini Bustard floor lamp (with oranges)

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