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 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!
I'm delighted to say that I won the student award for Exhibition/Trade Fair for the Design and Craft Council of Ireland's Future Maker awards. I will be using the €1000 to show my work at Sieraad, Amsterdam, in November so it will be a huge help. I'm so chuffed!