Craft NI Studio Interview: Cara Murphy Silversmith
In the second of our Studio Interviews, meet Cara Murphy, silversmith in her Co. Down workshop.
Cara Murphy trained at Glasgow School of Art and the Royal College of Art, London and since the early 1990's she has run her own practice in Northern Ireland creating silverware for both private and public commission. Her silver tableware is represented in many national and international public and private collections including: The Silver Trust Collection at Downing Street; the Arts Council of Northern Ireland; the Ulster Museum; the National Museum of Ireland; the Irish Embassy Collection and the Royal College of Art, London. She was commissioned to make the trophy for the Grand National winner in April 2020.
Cara works mainly to commission and her award winning silver tableware has been showcased in numerous high profile applied art and silversmithing exhibitions. She lives and works in Northern Ireland and alongside her practice she teaches at Ulster University.
She is a Freeman of the Worshipful Company of Goldsmiths and has her work represented and promoted by the Crafts Council of Ireland's Irish Craft Portfolio: Critical Selection. She is a selected member of the Contemporary British Silversmiths and of Who's Who in Gold and Silver. Cara's work is represented by Adrian Sassoon Gallery in London.
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