Internationally recognised Silversmith, Cara Murphy, and her father Michael McCrory – also a hugely experienced silversmith – are both exhibitors at the Summer Exhibition of John Higgins Contemporary Silver, which starts 21 June and runs every day until (and including) 1 July 2018.

Michel McCrory trained as a silversmith in Belfast and London, and for over forty years has been producing silverware for commission and exhibition from his workshop in Northern Ireland, having previously lectured in Silversmithing and Jewellery at the University of Ulster, Belfast. His work is exhibited nationally and internationally, and can be found in many private and public collections

His daughter, 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 Silver Trust Collection at Downing Street; the Arts Council of Northern Ireland; 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.

Event Organiser John Higgins comments “ I’m delighted to be showing work from both Michael and Cara again – I love the surface decoration and textured finishes on Michael’s work, and I am entranced by Cara’s enamelling and sculptural pieces”

If you would like an invitation to John Higgins Contemporary Silver Summer Exhibition, please contact us.