David Morton

Contemporary wood turner

Even from an early age, David had a passion for creating artefacts & could be found in his father’s shed making objects out of scraps of wood left over from his father’s own projects & whilst he had a traditional grammar school education, David still veered towards the more practical subjects.

On leaving school he embarked upon a teacher training course at Loughborough College of Education, where he studied Creative Design & this course gave him the opportunity to work with a wide range of materials, from clay to glass-reinforced plastic and to practice techniques ranging from batik to green sand casting of metals.

David eventually came to specialise in working with silver, creating both large hollow ware and small pieces of costume jewellery.

On retirement from teaching, he moved to rural Herefordshire where he set up a small workshop to pursue his interests & he now combines woodturning and silversmithing techniques to create pieces in which the natural texture and fluid lines of the grain of the wood contrast with the clean crispness of inlaid silver.

David draws his inspiration from the environment around him, from natural and manufactured forms and from early twentieth-century design styles.

Each piece that he makes is unique and presents new challenges, both in its design and construction.