Hand cut, hammered and etched for an unearthed quality Elizabeth Knight’s jewelry feels as though you have been on an archaeological dig and have found a hidden relic. Designer Elizabeth Thompson, a Philadelphia native, received her BFA from Savannah College of Art and Design majoring in jewelry with an emphasis on the craft of silversmithing. After graduating in 2006 Thompson moved to New York City. Eager to establish a creative workspace with a solid sense of community, Thompson opened up Flux Work Studio in 2008. Innovative and truly one of a kind FluxWork Studio offered a communal workspace for jewelers to work independently side by side. Elizabeth Knight Jewelry was founded shortly after, named after the designer’s two grand mothers.
It wasn’t long before the line became a full time commitment and the first collection ‘Ground & Water’ emerged from her Brooklyn studio. The pieces challenged the idea of conventional beauty while maintaining the integrity of the natural form. Thompson continues the discussion between conventional beauty and natural forms as she delves deeper into the origins of her inspirations. Although Elizabeth loves to experiment with materials and techniques there is a constant to each piece in her line, a forged handmade quality and a story, to each their own.
Elizabeth Knight Jewelry has gathered attention from fashion press including Vogue, Vogue Italia, Vogue Japan, Marie Clare, Lucky, Paper, Foam, Bullet, I-d and Nylon. Pieces have also been featured on HBO’s True Blood. Elizabeth Knight Jewelry is carried in boutiques across North America, Europe, Asia and Australia. Handmade in Brooklyn.
FluxWork Studio, established in 2008 by Elizabeth Thompson, is a communal jewelry studio with two locations in Bushwick Brooklyn and Ithaca, NY. More than just a workspace the studios have become a community where artists share space and ideas. FluxWork is a productive and safe shared work space for jewelers located in a bustling creative area full of artists and cool restaurants and bars. Memberships start at 370.00 per month and include a private work bench with 24 hour studio access. Our Brooklyn location is a 8 minute walk from both the L train at Morgan or Montrose Ave and the JMZ at Flushing. FluxWork is easily accessible from Brooklyn, Manhattan and Long Island.
FLUXWORK BROOKLYN: 361 Stagg Street, Brooklyn NY 29920
FLUXWORK ITHACA: 416 East State Street, Ithaca NY (located in the Argos Warehouse)
We host introduction jewelry classes and offer private sessions in both locations.
Please contact us to inquire about our classes or bench space availability: FluxWorkNY@gmail.com