Caitlin Murphy

About Caitlin Murphy

Caitlin Murphy is an award winning Northern Irish maker. Her work is centred around high levels of accuracy and precision, folding and working with metal as if it is paper. Caitlin’s work began during the pandemic and over time has transitioned from paper to precious. Caitlin challenges the boundaries of silversmithing and jewellery, making work that has a place on the wall as well as the table in an artistic and sculptural style. Woven precious and non precious metals of 0.1mm are attached to steel and silver frames, coming to life as 3 dimensional objects with optical illusion patterns.

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Caitlin graduated from the Glasgow School of Art in 2022 with first class honours and was awarded the Richard H Arroll Memorial Prize. In 2023 she received a bronze and silver award in the ‘3D Finished Pieces’ category at the Goldsmiths Craft and Design Council Awards for her ‘Illusion Cube’. She prides herself on attention to detail, from initial idea to finished piece. Being supported for the last two years by the South Square Trust has allowed her to focus on silversmithing objects. She most recently exhibited at the Goldsmiths’ Centre as part of Shine 2022 and at Clothworkers Hall.

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All Goldsmiths’ Fair exhibitors welcome commissions. Don’t hesitate to contact this maker and start a conversation about commissioning a piece, unique to you. Examples of commissioning include transforming or combining old jewellery into new pieces, incorporating stones into new settings, or simply working together to create a bespoke piece in the style of this maker.

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