Emma Knight Jewellery
Emma Knight creates contemporary, sculptural jewellery, often inspired by the minimalist and modernist art movements of the 1960’s as well as the natural world. Her Jewellery practice is a conscience balance between the machine-made and hand-crafted. She utilizes modern making techniques such as laser cutting and 3d printing but also celebrates the hand-crafted. Emma works in Sterling Silver, wood, plastics, and more recently, Enamel.
The smooth tactility of worn beach pebbles, the soft pastel tones and lines of coloured shells, the sense of formality in the gridded tiled walls of Mediterranean cities ~ only truly visible once you see past the colourful (and often a little chaotic) hand-painted glazes. These are all influential ingredients in developing Emma Knight’s aesthetic.
Born County Down, Emma is a jeweller that comes from a background in Fine Art, graduating from Chelsea College of Art and Design n 2013, specialising mainly in sculpture.
After graduating from art college, 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 and Jewellery making.
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.
2010 // All Ireland Scholarship from JP McManus
2012 // London to Melbourne Scholarship to RMIT University
2013 // John Latham Flat Time House Artist Mentorship Award.