BLOTT WORKS is a small design studio producing limited-edition functional sculpture. Based in the north of England it incorporates the talents of Dan Morrison, an artist-engineer with many years experience creating magical and wondrous worlds and objects.
The work often incorporates a kinetic element, and is designed to encourage interaction and introduce a sense of ritual and play into everyday activities. It explores the overlap of art and engineering, with components “over-engineered” to give an air of indestructible vulnerability and ensure longevity.
Current products include lamps, clocks and fan-assisted vases.
Inside the Studio
All products are designed, hand-engineered and finished by Dan at the BLOTT WORKS workshop using parts and materials sourced as locally as possible.
During the design and prototyping stages the majority of parts are specified and hand-made in the workshop. Further iterations of a product will then make use of local laser-cutting or foundry services to get the raw shapes cut out ready to be finished by hand.