Industrial.Organic.Useful.Sculpture.

 BLOTT WORKS in the window of Architekturschaufenster during Karlsruhe designweek recently. Photo by Duygu Oezdemir.

BLOTT WORKS in the window of Architekturschaufenster during Karlsruhe designweek recently. Photo by Duygu Oezdemir.

BLOTT WORKS is award-winning artist-designer Dan Morrison who hand-makes his unique functional statement pieces in his workshop in the Pennine borderlands and sells them around the world. 

Dan likes architecture. And machines. He also likes birds, people and other natural forms. His past incarnations in theatre design, engineering, sound composition and funeral directing could seem disparate to others but they are very joined up in Dan’s mind.

His work draws on these things, not always intentionally, to produce items that have a strong sculptural, mechanical or architectural aesthetic, radiating personality and bringing a sense of ritual or play into everyday activities.

Sometimes 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)


 ‘Jodrell’ grandfather Nixie clock launched at Celebration of Craftsmanship & Design this summer

‘Jodrell’ grandfather Nixie clock launched at Celebration of Craftsmanship & Design this summer


Dan Morrison at work on the BLOTT WORKS lathe.jpg

If you would like to purchase a BLOTT WORKS sculpture...

Please contact Dan directly by email at dan@blottworks.com or ring him on 07930 454467.

Alternatively, visit one of the galleries or exhibitions below and discuss your requirements there.

Galleries and retail outlets

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, MC=Mini Crane, 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, ("Out of the Shadows")  Feb 2018

Sudeley Spring Grand Sale, Winchcombe, 19-21 Apr 2018

Eunique, Karlsruhe, Germany, 8-10 Jun 2018

Celebration of Craftsmanship & Design, 18-27 Aug 2018

Handmade at Kew, Dan Goode Showcase, 4-7 Oct 2018

Grand Designs, Bad Dog Designs stand, NEC, 10-14 Oct 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

More info...


 Prototype 'Wing' Nixie clock being showcased for the first time at Eunique fair for unique objects in Karlsruhe, Germany 2018

Prototype 'Wing' Nixie clock being showcased for the first time at Eunique fair for unique objects in Karlsruhe, Germany 2018

A delightful short stop frame experiment featuring a BLOTT WORKS Crane lamp and a small duck, filmed as part of a college project by the two sons of some good customers of mine. So nice to see Crane lamp brought to life like this.
 BLOTT WORKS feature in Living North magazine, Aug 2017

BLOTT WORKS feature in Living North magazine, Aug 2017

 Once again it is time for that one-of-a-kind contemporary furniture show  Celebration of Craftsmanship & Design , held annually in Cheltenham. This is the third year BLOTT WORKS has exhibited here and it has always been a joy to be part of it.

Once again it is time for that one-of-a-kind contemporary furniture show Celebration of Craftsmanship & Design, held annually in Cheltenham. This is the third year BLOTT WORKS has exhibited here and it has always been a joy to be part of it.


Social Media

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...