Chris Knight

Bishop’s Stortford, England, 1964

Chris Knight’s silverware is concerned with relationships between visual and functional language and the emotions or anxieties established through visually aggressive or functionally ambiguous objects. Within each piece he creates a dilemma between the two aspects of utility and aesthetics. Married, but not in an expected harmony, he creates new ways of understanding relationships between form and function and our programmed recognition of this partnership. He hopes to slow down our pursuit of bland convenience.

More recently he has diversified his practice into the design of Architectural and Public Artwork including works sited in Sheffield, Blackpool, Basingstoke, Leeds and Gateshead.

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Working in Sheffield

1983-1984       Foundation Course in Art & Design, Harlow Technical College, Essex
1984-1987       Sheffield City Polytechnic BA (Hons) Three Dimensional Design: Silversmithing and Jewellery
1990-1992       Royal College of Art, London, MA Goldsmithing, Silversmithing, Metalwork and Jewellery
Thesis: ‘On Forming And Functioning’ Commendation

Chris Knight has work in the following public collections:

Aberdeen Art Gallery & Museum, Aberdeen
Crafts Council, London
Shipley Art Gallery, Gateshead
Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery, Birmingham
Sheffield Galleries & Museums, Sheffield
The Worshipful Company of Goldsmiths’, London
Ulster Museum, Ulster
Victoria and Albert Museum, London
Norwich Castle Museum & Art Gallery, Norwich
Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Paris, France

Works for Sale