Chris Knight studied silversmithing and Jewellery at Sheffield City Polytechnic and the Royal College of Art. Between which he worked as a Designer Goldsmith in the USA. In 1992 he established a studio on Londons’ South Bank which he relocated to Sheffield in 1995.
Known for his functionally and visually provocative domestic and ecclesial silverware, Chris is represented in many public and private collections including The Worshipful Company of Goldsmiths’, The Victoria & Albert Museum, and The Musee Des ArtsDecoratifs.
His practice has diversified into the design of Architectural and Public Artwork. Commissions for which are sited in Blackpool, Gateshead, Basingstoke, Sheffield, and Leeds. In 2002 Chris formed Si Applied Ltd, a partnership with Brett Payne and Keith Tyssen , through which they designed the regions largest individual piece of public art; the ‘Cutting Edge’ in Sheaf Square Sheffield and instigated several situations concerned with the development of metalwork within Sheffield such as the Sheffield Assay Office Starter Studio Program.
Chris is a Freeman of The Worshipful Company of Goldsmiths, past Chairman of the Association of British Designer Silversmiths and is a part time senior lecturer at Sheffield Hallam University.