The Goldsmiths’ Company acquires ‘Bubble Bowl’ by Cara Murphy

November 2021

The Goldsmiths Company have acquired Cara Murphy’s ‘Bubble Bowl’, 2020.

Internationally recognised, the Goldsmiths’ Company has one of the finest collections of silver made in Britain, numbering some 8,000 examples from 1350 to the present day.

Murphy’s silverware is largely influenced by the natural environment. She has always had an interest in combining silver with other materials, especially stone and wood. More recently the colours of the Irish landscape have become dominant in her silverware. Adding this colour with transparent vitreous enamel enables her to create organic patterns on the surface of the silver that are highlighted by the refraction of light.

Cara is a QEST Scholar and a Freeman of the Worshipful Company of Goldsmiths. She is a selected member of the Contemporary British Silversmiths, an Associate Academician of the Royal Ulster Academy, and is a selected maker of the Design & Crafts Council of Ireland’s Irish Craft Portfolio: Critical Selection.