A related series of vessels with flowing lines created by a special overlap technique. Surface detail and textural quality evolve in a natural manner from this process of construction.
2016, length 420mm, width 150mm. A sculptural experiment in manipulated silver form, where light reveals a river-like mass of softly flowing metal.
2017, length 115mm, width 50 mm, height 35mm A wave- like central feature of seven contrasting elements.
2000- 2004 , height 285 / 215mm. The body shape is a fabrication of three elements is based on a modified triangular cross section, designed to provide a comfortable and secure handgrip form.
Apprenticed as a jeweller and silversmith, Don studied Industrial Design and Silversmithing at Leeds College of Art.
Inspiration is drawn from the characteristics of flowing water, with its highlights and strong tonal contrasts.
This inspiration is then sustained in a series of vessels – flasks, jugs and flagons.
Unique curvilinear and overlap processes create artefacts which have a strongly defined dynamic quality.
Work represented in the Goldsmiths’ Company Modern Collection and in private collections in the UK and abroad.
How to contact Don Porritt.
+44 (0)1943 878 329