David Morton

David Morton

 

 

In the early seventies I studied Creative Design at Loughborough College where I had the opportunity to work with a wide selection of materials from clay to GRP, and techniques ranging from batik to green sand casting of metals. I eventually specialised in working in silver, creating both large hollow ware and small pieces of costume jewellery.

After a long period in education, I moved to rural Herefordshire where I could again renew my interest in working with wood and silver. My work combines the natural beauty of wood, the elegance of silver and the precision of engineering. Of late I have concentrated on the design and manufacture of silver boxes with inlaid ebony lids.

I draw my inspiration from the environment around me, from manufactured forms and from early twentieth-century design styles. Each piece I make is unique and as such they present new challenges in both their design and construction.