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CHRIS KNIGHT MA (RCA) FRSA. 
Born: 1964, Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire, England.

Education
1990-92 The Royal College Of Art, London. MA Goldsmithing, Silversmithing, Metalwork and Jewellery.
1984-87  Sheffield City Polytechnic. BA(Hons) First Class: Three Dimensional Design: Silversmithing and Jewellery.
1983-84  Harlow Technical College, Essex. Foundation Course in Art and Design.

Current Positions
1992 on  Chris Knight Design: Silverware, Architectural Metalwork and Public Artwork.
2002 on Director: Si Applied Ltd. Public Art, Architectural Metalwork; Design Consultancy and Project Management.
2003 on Senior Lecturer (.5) metalwork & Jewellery, Sheffield Hallam University.
2015 on  External Examiner, BA (Hons) Jewellery and Metal Design, DJCAD, University of Dundee.

Past Employment
2015 & 16   External Examiner, Bdes (Hons) Jewellery Design and Technology, Glasgow Kelvin College.  
1997-99     Regular Visiting Lecturer: Loughborough College of Art & Design, Department of Silversmithing and Jewellery.
1993-2003 Senior Lecturer (.5) Liverpool Hope University College: B.Des: Metalwork Group Tutor.
1992-97     Visiting Lecturer: Sheffield Hallam University, Department of Metalwork and Jewellery.
1988-90     Designer/Goldsmith: Derek Simpson Goldsmiths, New Haven, CT, USA.                                    

Awards
2010  Museums Sheffield National Metalwork Award: 'Lest We Forget' Chalice.
          Fellow of Royal Society of Arts.
          The Academy of Urbanism Great Place Award: Sheaf Square - Si Applied.
2008 Marsh Award for Public Sculpture - Si Applied.
          Civic Trust Award: Cutting Edge & Sheaf Square - Si Applied. 
          CABE Street Award: Sheaf Square - Si Applied.
          National RTPI Award: Sheaf Square - Si Applied.
2007  Landscape Institute Awards: Cutting Edge & Sheaf Square - Si Applied.
          RIBA White Rose Award: Sheaf Square as part of The Gold Route - Si Applied.
          Regeneration & Renewal Award: Sheaf Square & Cutting Edge - Si Applied.
2006 Leeds Architectural Award: Sheaf Tree, Brewery Wharf.
2005 Short-listed: Jerwood Applied Arts Prize 2005: Metal.
1992  The Bakri Yehia Memorial Prize, Royal College Of Art.
1987  The Sheffield Assay Office /Guardians Of The Standard Of Wrought Plate Award.

Membership and Association
2015 - present  Liveryman of the Worshipful Company of Goldsmiths.
2010 - present  Fellow of Royal Society of Arts.
                         Guardian of Sheffield Assay Office.
2009 - 2012     Council Member - Goldsmiths Craft & Design Council.
2002 - 2005    Chairman of The Association of British Designer Silversmiths (CBS).
2002 - present Freeman of the City Of London.
2002 - present Steering Group Member and Mentor; Silversmithing Starter Studios, Yorkshire Artspace Society.
2000 - 2015     Freeman of the Worshipful Company of Goldsmiths.
1996 - present  Member of Contemporary British Silversmiths (CBS) 1996-2005 Founding Committee Member.

Public Collections and Major Commissions.
2016  The Gentle Rain of Mercy, Stainless steel sculpture, St Mary Church, NYC.
2015  Pair of 3 light silver candelabra, Keatley Collection, Fitzwilliam Museum Cambridge.
2014  Deliver Us From Evil', Anodised aluminium Sculpture, Transfiguration Church NYC.
2010  National Museums Northern Ireland; Ulster Museum: Candelabra.
          Museums Sheffield: 'Lest We Forget' Chalice.
2009 Paten, Sheffield Cathedral.
          The Fish' Public Artwork, St Helier, Jersey.- Si Applied.
2008 Chalice & Ciborium, Sheffield Cathedral.
          Goldsmiths Collection: Drinking Set; Designed and made in collaboration with Maria Hanson.
2007 The St Leger Stakes Trophy. Designed and made in collaboration with Sarah Denny & Owen Waterhouse.
          Castle Museum, Norwich: Rocking Teaset (Jerwood Exhibition).
2006 Sheffield Galleries & Museums: Candelabra Aberdeen Art Gallery: Coffee Set.
          Mistress Cutlers Mace, The Company of Cutlers in Hallamshire. Collaboration with Owen Waterhouse.
2005 Communion Set, New York: Collaboration with Maria Hanson.
          Broughton Gallery, Scotland: Sheaf Tree (1/3 scaled replica for Jerwood Exhibition). 
2004 The Birds Around Here..' Public Artwork, Hoyland Town Hall, Barnsley - Si Applied. 
          Tea-set: Crafts Council Collection.
          ‘Sheaf Tree’: Sculpture, Brewery Wharf, Leeds.
2003 Artwork security grilles. Travel Inn Hotel, Sheffield.
          Architectural / Public Art Feature, Baltic Quays, Gateshead.
2002 Service Bay Doors and Fire Door Panels, Festival Place, Basingstoke Regeneration Scheme.
          Design Consultancy Sheaf Square regeneration. Sheffield. Sculpture: ‘Cutting Edge'. Si Applied Ltd.
          Car-park Grilles, Midland Mainline Station, Sheffield.
          The Shipley Collection, Tyne & Wear Museums, Gateshead.
          Birmingham City Museum; Field of Silver.
2001  Processional cross, Pascal Candle Stand, Altar Candlesticks. St Augustine Church, New York.
         “Desire” 7.5m high steel sculpture. Blackpool South Shore Promenade.
          Sheffield Assay Office Millennium Punch Bowl: Brogden, Knight, Payne & Tyssen.
2000 Contemporary Art Society: Sheffield Galleries & Museums: Tequila/Vodka Shots. 
          Contemporary Art Society: Birmingham City Museum. Soup Tureen & Ladle.
1999  Contemporary Art Society: Birmingham City Museum: Tequila Shots.
          Processional cross & six communion cups; St Marys Church, New York, NY. USA.
1998   Victoria & Albert Museum: Pair of Silver Candelabra commissioned by the Director and Friends of the V&A. 
          The Shipley Collection, Tyne & Wear Museums, Gateshead.
1997   The Sheffield Millennium Canteen, Sheffield Galleries & Museums.
          Musee des Arts Decoratifs, Louvre, Paris.
         ‘Made In Metal Heaven’, Public Arts Commission: Stoddard Building, Sheffield Hallam University; Car Park Grilles.
          Professor Rabinovitch Collection, USA; Silver Fish Slice.
1996  Chalice and Paten for Andrew More O’Connor. Ordained at St.Patricks Cathedral, New York City, USA.
1995  The Worshipful Company Of Goldsmiths’ Modern Plate Collection: Pair of Silver Two Light Candelabra.
1993  The P&O Makower Silver Trust / Crafts Council Collection Commission.

Selected Exhibitions.
2016   The Best of British Silver, Curated by the V&A, Liang Yi Museum, Hong Kong.
2015   Resonance;; Making, Metal and Place, Curated by Amanda Craven, Contemporary Applied Arts, London.
           The Silversmiths Art, Made In Britain Today, National Museum of Scotland.
2014    Maison Gerard, Design Collective II Moynihan Station, NYC.
           Adrian Sassoon, TEFAF, Maastricht, The Netherlands.
           Silversmithing; A celebration of Excellence, The Goldsmiths Centre, London.
2013   Cheongju International Craft Biennale; curated by Kenji Kaneko.
           Adrian Sassoon, COLLECT, The Saatchi Gallery, London.
           Adrian Sassoon, TEFAF, Maastricht, The Netherlands.
           Contemporary Silver, Christies London.
2012   Beneath The Skin; Curated by Maria Hanson, Galerie Marzee.
           Adrian Sassoon, Masterpiece London, The Royal Hospital Chelsea, London.
           Clare Beck at Adrian Sassoon, COLLECT, The Saatchi Gallery, London. 
           50:50 The Harley Gallery, Nottinghamshire.
2011    SilverStruck; Curated by Dr Elizabeth Goring, Ruthin Craft Centre & National Museum of Wales.
           Adrian Sassoon, Pavilion of Art & Design London.
           Clare Beck at Adrian Sassoon, COLLECT, The Saatchi Gallery, London. 
           Beneath The Skin; Curated by Maria HansonSheffield Institute of Arts Gallery, Sheffield.
2010   'Treasures of the 21st Century': The Goldsmiths' Company Collection; Ruthin Craft Centre. 
            Adrian Sassoon, Pavilion of Art & Design London.
           Contemporary Silver, The Bishopsland Fellowship 1979-2009, Dovecot Studios, Edinburgh.
           Clare Beck at Adrian Sassoon, COLLECT, The Saatchi Gallery, London.
           Clare Beck at Adrian Sassoon, SOFA, New York, USA.
           Adrian Sassoon, TEFAF, Maastricht, The Netherlands.
2009  Adrian Sassoon, Pavilion of Art&Design London, London.
           Clare Beck at Adrian Sassoon, COLLECT, The Saatchi Gallery, London.
           Contemporary Silver, The Bishopsland Fellowship 1979-2009, Victoria and Albert Museum, London.
2008  Solo Show: Roger Billcliffe Fine Art, Glasgow.
           Adrian Sassoon, Design Art London, London.
           Connect, Galvanise Festival, Chatsworth House, Derbyshire.
           Clare Beck at Adrian Sassoon, SOFA, New York, USA.
           Adrian Sassoon, TEFAF, Maastricht, The Netherlands.                   
           Clare Beck at Adrian Sassoon, COLLECT, V&A Museum, London.
           Galvanise Sheffield; CONNECT at Chatsworth House
           Galvanise Sheffield; Fine Design at SHU
2007  Objects & Ritual. Joint Exhibition with Maria Hanson; Harley Gallery, Welbeck, Nottinghamshire.
           Clare Beck at Adrian Sassoon, COLLECT, V&A Museum, London.
2006  ‘Protect & Serve’. Joint Exhibition with Maria Hanson; Scottish Gallery, Edinburgh.
           Clare Beck at Adrian Sassoon, COLLECT, V&A Museum, London.
2005  Jerwood Applied Arts Prize 2005 Metal: Crafts Council Gallery – Touring.
           Clare Beck at Adrian Sassoon, COLLECT, V&A Museum, London.
           The Watkins Era, Contemporary Applied Arts, London.
           ‘Making It Yours’ Metal: Crafts Council Galleries.
2004   Creation: Goldsmiths Hall.
            1 m2 = max. MARTa Herford Design Museum, Germany.
            Adrian Sassoon, The International Art + Design Fair, New York, USA.
           Clare Beck at Adrian Sassoon, COLLECT, V&A Museum, London.
2003   Love Story;; Goldsmiths Hall.
           Silver Salon, The Millennium Galleries, Sheffield.
           Silver Sparks! Somerset House, London.
2002  The Scottish Gallery, SOFA, Chicago, USA.
           Golden Jubilee, Millennium & Royal Jubilee Commissions, Goldsmiths’ Hall, London.
           The Rabinovitch Collection, Aberdeen Art Gallery, Aberdeen.
            Innovation & Design, The Goldsmiths’ Collection, Museet pa Koldinghus, Denmark.
           “A Field Of Silver - Silver In A Field”; Flow Gallery, London. Touring.
2001   ‘Silver Lives’ Contemporary Contrasts at the Gilbert Collection, Somerset House, London.
           “Home Sweet Home”: Museum of Art & Design, Helsinki, Finland. Øksnehallen,Copenhagen, Danemark. 
            Kulturhuset, Stockholm, Sweden. 
            A Sterling Adventure, Royal Cornwall Museum, Truro and Keith Lippert Gallery, Washington DC, USA.
2000   Spoons, The Scottish Gallery, Edinburgh.
            Contemporary British Silver, Galerie Marzee, Nijmegen, The Netherlands.
            Masters of the 20th Century, Christies, New York, USA.
            Focus, Roger Billcliffe Gallery, Glasgow. 
            Three Decades; The London Institute Gallery, Crafts Council Touring.
            Silver 2000, The Crafts Council Shop at the V&A Museum, London.
            Winter Exhibition, The Scottish Gallery, Edinburgh.
            A Feast Of Silver, Contemporary Applied Arts, London.
            A Focus For Prayer, Contemporary Christian Art, Six Chapel Row Gallery, Bath
1999    British Silverware, Lane Crawford, Hong Kong.
            Silver In Motion, Schoonhoven, The Netherlands.
            Millennium Canteen & Silverware, National Museums of Scotland, Edinburgh.
            Silver Design, Roger Billcliffe Gallery, Glasgow.
            Decade, Royal College Of Art at Villa De Bondt, Gent, Belgium.
            Showcase, Contemporary Applied Arts, Percy St, London.
            Metalmorphosis, Tradition & Inovation in British Metalwork 1880-1998; Brohan Museum, Berlin, Germany.
            20th Century Silver, Fay Lucas Gallery, Kensington Church St, London.
1998    ‘Metalmorphosis’ Tradition & Inovation in British Metalwork 1880-1998; Museum Of Decorative Arts, Prague.
            ABDS (CBS) Members Annual exhibition, Leighton House, London.
            Chelsea Crafts Fair, Chelsea Old Town Hall, London.
            Goldsmiths’ Fair, Goldsmiths’ Hall, Foster Lane, London.
            Silversmithing, Lesley Craze Gallery, London.
            Teatime - Silver Teapots, Goldsmiths Hall, London.
            Made In Sheffield, Orchard Square, Sheffield.
            Inhorgenta, Munich, Germany.
1997     British Metalwork, Velvet da Vinci, San Francisco, USA.
            International Crossroads Of Creation, Salon du Meuble de Paris, Porte de Versailles, Paris.
            Metalwork Exhibition, Northern Iowa University, USA.
1996    New Metalwork; Contemporary Applied Art, London.
            Living Silver, Crafts Council’s Initiative, The Scottish Gallery, Edinburgh.
            Silver To Dine For, Leighton House, London.
            Chelsea Crafts Fair, Chelsea Old Town Hall, London.
            Goldsmiths’ Fair, London.
            New For The Nineties; The Crafts Council Collection, Shipley Art Gallery, Gateshead.
1995    Contemporary Silverware; Oxford Gallery.
1994    ‘New Faces’, The Crafts Council Shop At The V&A, Victoria And Albert Museum, London.
            Crafts Council Showcase; Metalwork Collection, London.
            Crafts Council Showcase; Craft And New Technology, London.
1993    ‘20th Century Silver’,Crafts Council Gallery, London.
            New Metalwork, Contemporary Applied Arts, London.
1992    Mettle, Group Show, Butlers Wharf, London.
1991     International Art Horizons, Art 54 Gallery, SoHo, New York, USA

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Associations, Conferences, Symposiums.
2013  Hot House Mentor, Crafts Council.
2011   Museums Sheffield/V&A: In Conversation With: Chris Knight & Eric Turner.
          Hot House Mentor, Crafts Council.
2010  Speaker The Precentors' Conference, Sheffield Cathedral. 
2009 Masterclass: University of Ulster & Ulster Museum.
2007 Speaker; Crafts Council Curators Day, Museums Sheffield. 
2005 Speaker; Galvanise Festival, Millennium Galleries, Sheffield.
2004 Speaker; ‘Living Metal’ Sheffield Galleries & Museums.
          Speaker; Silversmithing & Jewellery conference, Edingburgh Assay Office.
2003 Speaker; ‘Bright Future’ Silversmithing conference, Birmingham Museums & Galleries.
2001  Speaker; ‘Beauty’ The Eye Of The Beholder, ACJ conference, Manchester.
2000 “A Field Of Silver, Silver In A Field” 3 day workshop / symposium, Oxfordshire.
1999  ‘Sacred Space’, St Josephs’, Dallas Texas. Symposium exploring art and Design within the Catholic Church.
1996  Speaker: “New Approaches to Design in Silver “ Silversmithing Symposium, Verona, Italy.
1993  National Forum For New Work In Silver;; Crafts Council.