Bryony Knox

Designer

The Goldsmiths Company

ADDRESS :

Studio 10. Coburg House Art Studios. 15 Coburg Street. Edinburgh.EH6 6ET Scotland

Biography:

Bryony's elegant work brings a hint of humour and glamour to the simple items we use in our daily rituals. Covering a wide span from the theatrical to the everyday, the designs cleverly combine figurative sculpture and functionality with a large dollop of wit. Her experience as Silversmith in Residence at Edinburgh Zoo has informed the most recent collection- a series of kinetic silver objects, with function and form inspired by the essence of animals and birds. Her work also explores the combination of glass and contemporary chased silver, creating sculptural yet functional silverware with a twist. Interaction, dual functions, movement and colour are important elements in her designs. Bryony specialises in the ancient silver smithing technique of Repousse and Chasing. By using pine pitch and a myriad of small steel punches, she fashions and forms these functional silver sculptures. Collections & commissions include J K Rowling,The Worshipful Company of Ironmongers and Vintners, Winchester Cathedral & HRH Princess Anne.

Specialist Techniques:

Chasing and Repousse. Hand raised and formed. Figurative silver sculpture from sheet silver. Three dimensional Animals and Birds. Kinetic elements. Sculpture with function.

Awards:

2018 Glasgow Museums Commission. Invited Artist at 'Crafted Vancouver'. 2017 Representing Scottish Silversmiths at Bute House- Residence of Scotland's First Minister 2016 Edinburgh Visual Artists and Craft Makers award 2015 Chosen to represent Craft Scotland at SOFA Chicago 2015 Silversmith in Residence at Edinburgh Zoo/Made gift for HRH Princess Anne. 2006 NADFAS - grant to study with Rod Kelly, Master Chaser. 2005 Goldsmiths’ C & D Awards- Senior Chaser- Commended 1996 The W Co. of Goldsmiths - Silverware Award, New Designers

Education:

1996-1997 Post-graduate residency at Bishopsland, Oxon. 1999 Master Of Design. Glasgow School Of Art 1995 BA Hons; 3D Design, First Class 1991 Art Foundation. Distinction 2006.Rod Kelly- Raising and Chasing 2017.Malcolm Appleby-Engraving

Public Collections:

Bute House, Edinburgh. King of Hearts Clock and Whisky Tumbler on Loan via Incorporation of Goldsmiths. Pearson Silver Collection. HRH Princess Anne. Silver letter rack and mantilla gifted by RZSS. Winchester Cathedral- Silver Pelican and Boat Lamp Worshipful Worshipful Co. of Vintners- Swan Decanter Worshipful Co. of Ironmongers- Salamander Sculptures Lord Mayor of London- City of London Dragon on Box. Silver and Enamel.

Exhibitions:

2018 Collect, London. 2017 Collect. Bishopsland, London. Elements, Edinburgh. 2016 Edinburgh Art Fair Elements. Edinburgh. Bishopsland Auction, Gherkin, London. 2015 SOFA Chicago. Represented by Craft Scotland Elements. Edinburgh. 2014 Contemporary Silver with John Higgins. 2004-2013 Goldsmith's Fair. Asprey. Hamilton & Inches. Roger Billcliffe Gallery . Styles Silver.

Publications:

2016 Scotland’s Homes and Interiors- Double page spread. Scotland on Sunday- Top pick of VAS exhibition. 2013 Scotland on Sunday Magazine. Interview. / Metro- Goldsmith Fair. 2012 Period Living / Homes & Gardens/ Evening Standard- featured at Goldsmiths’ Fair 2011 Evening Standard. 'Valentines What to buy' section . February 2007 Homes & Interiors / Scotland on Sunday- Scottish silversmiths at Goldsmiths’ Fair 2005 Red Bull Advertising Campaign- The Guardian, The Independent, Billboards etc. 2002 ‘Shine on, silver.’John Russell Taylor, The Times. “ Bryony has made..a brilliant automaton..”

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20 Oct

Some beautiful flamingoes by Making Circles makes @bryonyknox exhibiting @ElementsEdin today and tomorrow 11-6. https://t.co/3xwmOVGaUn

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    Snow Leopard

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    Mad March Hare Decanter

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    Swan Decanter.

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    Fish Pendant. detail of Pelican Rose Bowl

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    Pelican Rosebowl with wriggling fish pendant

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    Hoopoe Toast Rack

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    A Flamboyance of Flamingos

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    Hoopoe Sun Worshiper Bowl

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    Humming bird and Hoopoe Bud Vases & Brooches.

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    Light as a Feather Cup

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    Raven

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    King & Queen of Hearts Whisky Tumblers

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