Laura Knight (1877 – 1970) British painter and ceramics decorator; born Long Eaton, Derbyshire; active Newlyn, Cornwall.
In 1892 she studied at the Nottingham School of Art.
She was a juror of the 1922 Carnegie International competition, Pittsburgh. She designed both the shapes and the decorations for the 1933—34 Circus range of tableware produced by Arthur J. Wilkinson, Burslem, under Clarice Cliff’s supervision. Further significant work included 1937 coronation ceramics by Wedgwood and glassware by Stuart Crystal. 1939—40, she was an official war artist; in 1946, she was an official artist at the Nuremberg Trials.
From 1903, work (paintings) shown at Royal Academy, London, and (glassware) at 1934 ‘Modern Art for the Table,’ Har- rods department store, London. Work subject of 1936 ‘Oil Paint and Grease Paint’ and 1965 ‘The Magic of a Line’ exhibitions.