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Colour and Context
Jaki Coffey 18 June 2015


I will be talking tomorrow in NCAD with three other designers from disciplines across the fields of fashion, textiles and jewellery talk about colour in our work. The relationship between colour, material, process and production, and the aesthetic, symbolic and environmental impacts of colour, are some of the considerations explored in the presentations.


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MFA work debut
Jaki Coffey 11 June 2015


My MFA show opens tomorrow, the 12th of June, in NCAD. It features my new collection, entitled Lust at Sea.  It looks to life jackets as a method of overcoming a creative block.

 It starts at 6 and you will find my work on the ground floor of the Design Building alongside the other metal and jewellery MFA's, Chikere Ohoka and Cecilia Moore.  


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Jaki Coffey 24 May 2015


The Association for Contemporary Jewellery produces a wonderful biannual magazine and they have chosen my skip family portrait to feature on their 2015 Spring/Summer edition.  I'm very honoured and very proud to have been selected for this

Future Makers Award
Jaki Coffey 18 May 2015


I'm delighted to say that I have been shortlisted for the Design and Craft Council of Ireland's Future Maker awards.  I'm so chuffed and have my fingers crossed for the outcome next month!

Jaki Coffey 03 May 2015


In conjunction with SNAG Impact: Looking Back, Forging Forward, #ThisIsABrooch will be hosting an interactive photo booth exhibition during the 2015 conference. This is part of Adorned Spaces at SNAG Conference and curated by the lovely duo, Émilie Mulcahey and Maggie Smith.  I'm happy to say that five of my little skips will be part of #ThisIsABrooch and will be available for the photobooth.  I'm looking forward to seeing other jewellers wearing my work (if only temporarily!)


All information can be found on Instagram and Twitter under #ThisIsABrooch

Youth Movement
Jaki Coffey 12 November 2014


I'm so excited to be part of Kath Libbert's new exhibition entitled 'Youth Movement'.  In it are nine graduates: eight from the UK and just one from Ireland (ME!) so I am very proud The private view takes place tomorrow and I will be flying to Bradford to attend and am looking forward to meeting the other makers involved and comparing stories of how their practises have emerged.

Kath Libbert is known for supporting emerging and exciting designers so I am delighted that I was chosen to take part. 

The show runs from 12 November until January 25th, 2015.


2 Selected Works
Jaki Coffey 30 October 2014


The School of Design is presenting an exhibition called 2 Selected Works exhibition.   I'm happy to have I have two pieces showing in the NCAD gallery in this event, which is part of Design Week.

It opens tomorrow, 31st October  and there will be a late opening event next Thursday, 6th of November.

Work by Ceramicist, Cathy Burke and Silversmith, Cecilia Moore will also be displayed as part of it.

More information can be found here


Chain Reaction

Jaki Coffey 01 September 2014


I am taking part in a wonderful group exhibtion hosted by Art Jewellery Network over the next few months. Each designer or artist has to make a one metre chain and they will then be joined which will reflect AJN's growing community.  The chains will be part of a larger installation piece and the exhibition will tour at least three different location in Belfast.     It's such a lovely idea and I am delighted to be part of it!  My offering to the project is shown here on the right.


It starts on the 13th of September and runs until the start of November.  More information can be found here


Mission Gallery
Jaki Coffey 11 July 2014


I am very excited to be showing in the Mission Gallery as part of their Maker in Focus graduate showcase which will take place from the 5th of August until the 14th of September.  I will be showing alongside four other artists including the very talented Esme Parsons.

Cool Hunting
Jaki Coffey 05 July 2014


A nice short article on by Paul Armstrong about my work this week.  It's great to see such nice feedback and especially from across the pond!

New Designers

Jaki Coffey 20 June 2014


Our Jewellery and Metal class will be showing this year at New Designers.  It is the UK's most important emerging graduate design exhibition.   We are delighted to be attending Part 1 which starts Wednesday 25th of June and runs until Saturday 28th of June.  We're on stand J6 so please come and visit us.   More information can be found here:


Jaki Coffey 17 June 2014


I'm thrilled and extrememly proud to say that I have recieved a first class honours in my Bachelor of Design in Craft Design (Metal and Jewellery) for my collection 'Lust in Found'.  An incredibly hard four years but it has been worth it!

NCAD graduate show

Jaki Coffey 04 June 2014


My graduate exhibition is taking place from June 13-22.  I'll be exhibiting alongside my classmates from the Metals and Jewellery department in the Design Building (first floor) in The National College of Art and Design.   You can see a selection of our work on our Pinterest page:


My own show will comprise of my wearable skips which have interchangeable fillings.  This enables the wearer to interact and play with their jewellery.  



Opening night: 6pm - 8pm

Monday – Friday 10am – 8pm 

Saturday 10am – 5pm 

Sunday 2pm – 5pm


For more information on the show follow NCAD on twitter

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