Ridge

Research output: Non-textual formArtefact

Abstract

There is a ceremonial ritual evoked by drinking from a silver cup. I am interested in provoking ritualistic participation at the dining table. The research for this piece began with observing birds on a neighbouring pitched roof. As I documented how the birds perched, I was interested by how they engaged with each other and that they never appear in the same place twice. The same principles were applied to the production of six silver cups. Each with a rounded base and a section cut away to enable them to perch. By creating a ridge of wenge wood as the carrier for the cups the artefact requires participation from the user, through this participation the object is constantly evolving. The user has to consciously place the cup onto the ridge of wood as it will not stand alone on the table.The silver cups were created by investigating the process of deep drawing of sterling silver plate. By using a hydraulic press and steel dies the silver was formed without a solder seam.
LanguageEnglish
Place of PublicationPrivate Collection
Publication statusPublished - 2009

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  • silver tableware Cara Murphy ritual ceremony

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Murphy, C. (Author). (2009). Ridge. Artefact, Private Collection: . Retrieved from http://uir.ulster.ac.uk/12287/1/Ridge.jpg
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