Michael McCrory taught Silversmithing and Jewellery at the University of Ulster. His work can be found in many private and public collections, including the National Museum of Ireland, V&A Museum, The Arts Council of Northern Ireland, Ulster Museum, Lisburn Museum, Dublin Castle and the University of Ulster. He has received numerous awards from the Arts Council of Northern Ireland.
He uses traditional silversmithing techniques together with deep drawing and forming silver using the hydraulic press.
His silverware has to be aesthetically pleasing, with a sculptural visual strength, attention to detail and a tactile finish.
Inspiration for his designs comes from observing natural and manmade objects, visiting museums and archaeological sites.
He is particulary interested in the growth, surfaces and textures of plants and this has led to the development of forms and the 'prickly pear' and the 'blister' surface decoration. Enamel gives colour to his latest work.