Disperse

Research output: Non-textual formArtefact

Abstract

Craftedusingtraditionalsilversmithingtechniques‘Disperse’addressestheconceptofasilver landscape in the context of the table that challenges the boundaries of functional silvertableware.‘Disperse’ is inspired by the natural environment and has a sculptural presence, focusing on how the piece interacts with the table and metaphorically 'grows' from it. The sculptural silver table centrepiece aims to challenge the users' established knowledge of silverware. The rectangular bowl is created from a single sheet of silver, which has been sunk, raised, hammered, planished and polished to achieve the final shape. The bowl has six silver seed heads ‘growing’ through it. Three of these stems allow the bowl to rest on the table surface. Each stem is fabricated with wire, which has been granulated at the ends and manipulated and soldered to form individual seed heads. Each stem has been individually riveted to the bowl.Through the context of the dining table ‘Disperse’ aims to create a focus for the table that interacts with other objects or stand sculpturally in isolation.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationKilkenny
Publication statusPublished - 2010
EventIrish Craft Portfolio - National Craft Gallery / Kilkenny
Duration: 1 Jan 20101 Jan 2010

Bibliographical note

Event (exhibition): Irish Craft portfolio
Irish Craft Portfolio 2010 represented contemporary craftwork created by Irish makers that combines the highest quality craftsmanship with a consideration of material and technique that sits comfortably on the international stage. Irish Craft Portfolio is a group of makers selected by an international panel for the Crafts Council of Ireland.
Farmleigh Gallery / Phoenix Park, Dublin
01-01-2010
Event (exhibition): C3 - Collecting Contemporary Craft
Cara Murphy was chosen as one of ten makers to represent the high quality and innovative practice of the craft sector in Northern Ireland. C3 was an exclusive exhibition held at the Ulster Museum
Ulster Museum / Belfast
01-01-2010
Event (exhibition): Contemporary British Silversmiths at London Design Festival
This exhibition showcased some of the finest pieces of contemporary silver and was run as part of London Design Festival
Victoria and Albert Museum / London
01-01-2010
Event (exhibition): 2012 RDS National Craft Competition
The RDS National Crafts Competition aims to promote the practice of craft in Ireland and to encourage the highest standards of design and technique in both traditional and contemporary craft disciplines. Cara Murphy won the Award of Excellence, an overall prize of €7,000 and the California Gold Medal for to the most outstanding entry in the 2012 Competition.
Royal Dublin Show / Dublin
01-08-2012
Event (exhibition): 2012 RDS National Craft Competition (touring)
The RDS National Crafts Competition aims to promote the practice of craft in Ireland and to encourage the highest standards of design and technique in both traditional and contemporary craft disciplines. Cara Murphy won the Award of Excellence, an overall prize of €7,000 and the California Gold Medal for to the most outstanding entry in the 2012 Competition.
Rathcroghan Visitors Centre / Cruachan Aí, Tulsk, Co. Roscommon
01-09-2012
Event (exhibition): 2012 RDS National Craft Competition (touring)
The RDS National Crafts Competition aims to promote the practice of craft in Ireland and to encourage the highest standards of design and technique in both traditional and contemporary craft disciplines. Cara Murphy won the Award of Excellence, an overall prize of €7,000 and the California Gold Medal for to the most outstanding entry in the 2012 Competition.
Castlecomer Discovery Park / Castlecomer, Co. Kilkenny
01-10-2012
Outputmediatype: Silver

Keywords

  • silver
  • bowl

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