Chris Knight graduated from the RCA in 1992 with an MA in Goldsmithing, Silversmithing, Metalwork and Jewellery, having studied Silversmithing and Jewellery at Sheffield City Polytechnic and worked as a designer goldsmith for three years in New Haven Connecticut, USA. His creative practice ranges from silverware to architectural metalwork and public art.
Chris exhibits internationally and is included in many major museums and public collections around the world; including The Victoria & Albert Museum, The Worshipful Company of Goldsmiths’, the Archdiocese of New York, The Crafts Council, The Shipley Collection, Sheffield Assay Office, Museum Sheffield, Birmingham City Museum, and The Musee des Arts Decoratifs, Paris.
Chris was shortlisted for the prestigious Jerwood Applied Arts Prize 2005, won the Museum Sheffield National Metalwork award for his silver and stainless steel Chalice titled ‘Lest We Forget’ in 2010 and is lead designer of the St Leger Stakes permanent trophy. His practice includes sculpture and public art; the largest of which, ‘Cutting Edge’ Sheffield, has received numerous awards. Other pieces are sited in Basingstoke, Leeds, Gateshead, Blackpool, Sheffield, St Helier and New York City.
Chris is a Liveryman of the Worshipful Company of Goldsmiths, a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, founding member and past chair of the CBS.