Maddy Knott is an emerging artist from Vancouver Island, she holds a Masters of Fine Arts from the University of Victoria. Knott is a NSCAD alumnus where she studied Fine Arts and minored in Jewelry Design after her graduation from the Visual Arts program at Camosun College. While a student Knott participated in several gallery exhibitions and won a number of awards.
The artists background in Fine Arts influences the sculptural quality of her jewelry pieces. Knott founded her jewelry company Dive Bar Designs in 2017, focusing her jewelry on the notion of being wearable artworks. "Sculptures for the body, rather than the gallery."
Her small scale sculptures take on personalities of their own, investigating individuality through pattern and ornamentation. Craft has a vital place in all her works, as does her fearless material exploration, which is what makes the pieces so unique.
© 2019 Maddy Knott