HARRIET ROSE KNIGHT

British jeweller Harriet Rose Knight has a beautifully quiet aesthetic taking pride in attention to detail. Currently combining contemporary and traditional craftsmanship to create her collection ‘A Portrayal of Composure’, Harriet intricately and lovingly cuts, dyes and rivets individual layers of birch wood.

Artist's Statement

Harriet Rose Knight describes herself as having “the rough hands of a maker and the imaginative mind of an artist”, combining her quiet aesthetic with the raw conceptual roots which drive her designs.

Her current collection, ‘A Portrayal of Composure’ captures the silent concealment of anxiety, combining a quiet controlled oval exterior, with layers of intricate restrictive grid work.  It visually describes the escalation and constrained, trapped feeling of fear, emulated through layering and precision cut caged designs. This raw emotion however is disguised through gentle curves, accurate intricacy and a muted colour palette forming a quiet, calm and reflective aesthetic deceiving the viewer.  Within each piece, differing stages of portrayal are depicted through the breakdown of grid work.

Harriet is drawn to the intricate subtle details both conceptually and aesthetically.  This is evident not only within her designs but also within her material choice, using birch wood she carefully hand treats each layer to gain specific tones, as well as to highlight the subtle natural details within the grain. These layers are combined together using sterling silver or yellow gold rivets adding further delicate detailing to each piece

Further Images

Composure Large Bars Brooch

Composure Large Bars Brooch

Natural Birch/Jacobean Brown

Composure Cage Bracelet

Composure Cage Bracelet

Natural Birch/Jacobean Brown

Composure Cage Tall Rings

Composure Cage Tall Rings

Natural Birch/Jacobean Brown/Smoke


Composure Cage Necklace

Composure Cage Necklace

Smoke/Jacobean Brown/Ox Blood

Composure Cage Stacking Bracelets

Composure Cage Stacking Bracelets

Natural Birch/Jacobean Brown/Smoke

Composure Small Bars Brooch

Composure Small Bars Brooch

Silver Grey/Smoke


Composure Gold Bars Necklace

Composure Gold Bars Necklace

This piece is made with 18ct yellow gold rivets and was sponsored by The Gyde Bequest Gold Award 2014. Silver Grey/Smoke

Composure Small Cage Brooch

Composure Small Cage Brooch

Jacobean Brown/Smoke

Composure Medium Cage Brooch

Composure Medium Cage Brooch

Jacobean Brown/Smoke


Composure Bar Bracelets

Composure Bar Bracelets

Natural Birch/Smoke & Jacobean Brown/Black

Composure Bars Thick Double Finger Ring

Composure Bars Thick Double Finger Ring

Natural Birch/Jacobean Brown

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