Precious white metal bowls with vitreous enamel

Price on request

The work shown in this exhibition is a selection of experimental work Cara created while on her QEST Scholarship, whose objective was to learn to engrave, to enhance the organic patterns she creates on the surface of her silverware, and to increase her knowledge of working with transparent vitreous enamel so that these patterns are highlighted by the refraction of light allowing her to produce more integrate work on a larger scale.

Cara worked for 5 full weeks with Master Engravers Malcolm Appleby (Scotland) and Angus McFadyen (England), and with Master Enameller Jane Short (England). She also then developed the work further in her own workshop and has created a new body of work which will be shown with QEST at COLLECT 2024.


The bowls are avaialble for sale – PRICE ON REQUEST.

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Artist Bio

Cara Murphy trained as a silversmith at Glasgow School of Art and the Royal College of Art, London. Since the early 1990’s Cara has run her own silversmithing 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 Goldsmiths’ Company Collection; the Pearson Silver Collection; the Office of Public Works Ireland; The Silver Trust Collection at Downing Street; the Arts Council of Northern Ireland; the Royal Ulster Academy; the Ulster Museum; the National Museum of Ireland; the Shipley Art Gallery, Newcastle Upon Tyne; Aberdeen Art Gallery; the Arts Council an Chomhairle Ealaoin; the Irish Embassy Collection; and the Royal College of Art, London.

Cara has won several awards for her work, the most recent being the Royal Dublin Society Irish Craft Bursary 2021. She works mainly to commission and exhibits her silverware internationally and her award winning silver tableware has been showcased in numerous high profile applied art and silversmithing exhibitions. During her career Cara has also created many prestigious awards, which have been presented by prominent dignitaries.