Nontraditional student Heather Knight, a 2006 graduate, came to UNC Asheville determined to be successful and make her living doing art. After spending countless hours in the ceramics studio and graduating from the Art Department, she completed a residency at Odyssey and taught at the museum in Greenville, SC museum. Her Etsy shop was discovered by Interior Design Magazine and dedicated a full page to her work. She also founded Element, a group studio in downtown Asheville.
Knight works exclusively in porcelain using a white color palette, creating tiles, bowls, and curios that are inspired by the natural world. Her art has been exhibited nationwide and in France, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom and Dubai.