Look at our lovely Irish president, Michael D. Higgins! He only hangs out with the most stylish people. Here he's hobnobbing with Irish Design 2015 programme director, Alex Milton, who is sporting one of my Skip brooches which he purchased at my degree show. Skips abú!
Great news to go into the weekend with : I just found out today that I have been accepted to exhibit at Schmuck 2016 in Munich in February.
There were 712 applicants from around the world and only 66 chosen so I'm just weak to be one of those 66! I will be showing alongside the likes of Bruce Metcalf, Anna Talbot and Ruudt Peters
Looking forward to being part of this international jewellery shocase this week. It starts on the 5th of November and carries on until the 8th. I will be there at stand 52. Please pop over and say hi! I would be delighted to chat and tell you about my work!
Great news. I've just found out that I've been short listed for the Institute of Designers Ireland Graduate Awards in the Craft and Furniture category. The awards are on November 5th so I will have my fingers crossed until then!
I'm taking part in a very cool exhibition called Wunderkammer:Heritage in the making. It is a specially commissioned cabinet of curiosities in Ireland's oldest public library, Marsh's library. It opens today, is curated by Shane O'Donoghue and Simon Doyle.
Supported by Design & Crafts Council of Ireland and Heritage Week.
I'm delighted that Qrator have very kindly made me and my work the feature of their latest blogpost! Qrato is a networking community for creators and people who are fans of cteativity. I was also featured in Spiral, their launch magazine, this year.
Read it here: http://blog.qrator.com/post/125758653212/jaki-coffey
I'm delighted to say that I have made it through the object jury and have been shortlisted from 130 designer/makes for the BKV Prize in Munich this year!
The award ceremony is in September so I will keep you posted!
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Great to see Irish studio jewellery getting a mention in today's Irish Times. It's a newish concept for Irish people that wearables straying from traditional methods and materials can/should beworthy of kudos and consideration. However, I think the value and individuality of art jewellery is gradually creeping into our psyche.
I'm in the process of setting up a small collective of Irish studio jewellers to highlight the variety and quality of work Ireland has to offer.
Here's the link for the online article below but the hardcopy feels so satisfying!