Emma Knight Jewellery
Solid forms. Clean lines. Soft, curved details. Pop pastels. Silver sheens. Earthy tones. Emma Knight's Jewellery is a contemporary celebration of minimalism. She utilizes both laser cutting and handcrafting techniques while combining a mix of Sterling Silver and alternative materials such as Solid Surface and wood. Each result is a perfect balance between woman and machine.
Born and reared in County Down, Northern Ireland, in 2010 Emma Knight attained The All Ireland Scholarship which supported her in studying a BA Hons Fine Art at Chelsea College of Art and Design, University of the Arts London. It’s here where she greatly developed her deep interest in sculpture, especially exploring new materials. She also developed her interest in fashion and design.
In art college, she received the London to Melbourne Scholarship to study at RMIT University Australia, specializing in sculpture. On graduating, she was awarded a First Class Hons as well as a position on the ‘John Latham Flat Time House Artist Mentorship Program’ in Peckham, South London. This was for her final sculptural Installation piece, ‘Loughinisland Series: The Henhouse Boy.’
After graduating, Emma began searching for a way to create sculpture that can connect people, that is accessible to many audiences and that can easily travel. Emma’s quest led her to start creating Jewellery in 2016 while living on the island of Menorca, Spain; an Island that has a strong connection to craft.
As well as holding the possibility to empower those who wear it, Emma strongly believes that jewellery can link numerous art disciplines and various audiences. An art form that can cross boundaries.
Since 2020, Emma Knight has been living between her homeland of County Down and Catalonia, Spain. These two contrasting environments deeply influence her practice, keeping her creativity alive.