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.