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a selection of images of my work (click on an image to view all in series)
Lust at Sea by Jaki Coffey
Lust at Sea by Jaki Coffey

Lust at Sea, Jaki Coffey
Lust at Sea, Jaki Coffey

Inflating the neckpiece

Lust at Sea, Jaki Coffey
Lust at Sea, Jaki Coffey

Pocket squares

Lust at Sea by Jaki Coffey
Lust at Sea by Jaki Coffey

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lust at sea
 

For my current work, I’m looking to life saving equipment.   As a designer, beginning a new project can be daunting.  One can feel “at sea”.  It was this creative block from which I drew my inspiration: a collection that throws a life ring into uncertain waters to reign in my ‘Eurekas’.

 

Looking at the properties of this equipment, I have focused in on details such as blow pipes, whistles and buoyancy. The wearer has the ability to inflate one’s own wearables to signal for help or attention and to save themselves from their own dangerous or awkward situations.

 

(2015)

 

Photo credits : Damien Maddock

Jaki Coffey
Jaki Coffey

Jaki Coffey
Jaki Coffey

Jaki Coffey
Jaki Coffey

Jaki Coffey
Jaki Coffey

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the ballinwilling hoard


most of the material here was found in one outing on the beach with the help of my bemused mother.  They are quick colour pallette tests which lead to one or two being made into wearables

 

(2015)

Jaki coffey dukskips
Jaki coffey dukskips

Jaki Coffey skip brooch 1
Jaki Coffey skip brooch 1

Jaki Coffey neckpieces 1
Jaki Coffey neckpieces 1

Jaki coffey dukskips
Jaki coffey dukskips

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lust in found
 

In my bachelors degree project, ‘Lust in Found’, I combined some of my passions by making wearable, fillable skips.  These manifest themselves as brooches and neckpieces.  

 

My gold and yellow skips encourage interaction by urging the wearer to mix and match the ‘rubbish’ to their mood on any given day.

 

The wearer is, thus, transformed into the curator of their own jewellery.

 

(2014)

Photo credits: Damien Maddock

Wedding ring commision
Wedding ring commision

Gold and silver wedding rings with teardrop shape overlay - Teardrops when they're apart but comining to create an infinity symbol when they're together. Aw. Design by Jaki Coffey

Wedding ring commission
Wedding ring commission

Gold and silver wedding rings with teardrop shape overlay - Teardrops when they're apart but comining to create an infinity symbol when they're together. Aw. Design by Jaki Coffey

Stew bowl cufflinks
Stew bowl cufflinks

Designed for my brother. We have a shared history of stew hatred. When we were young our mother used to make stew every Tuesday. One time she left the room and we ran out and threw it over the wall in the garden - hence the one full and one empty bowl. We were brazen and ungrateful but we've rectified that - I think...

Wedding ring commision
Wedding ring commision

Gold and silver wedding rings with teardrop shape overlay - Teardrops when they're apart but comining to create an infinity symbol when they're together. Aw. Design by Jaki Coffey

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commissions
 

I'm always open to the possiblity of commissions.  It's tricky to get the balance between the design in my head and the vision of the client but, ultimately it's great fun.

 

 

Jaki Coffey Refoound 10
Jaki Coffey Refoound 10

Jaki Coffey Refound 2
Jaki Coffey Refound 2

jaki coffey Refound 3
jaki coffey Refound 3

Jaki Coffey Refoound 10
Jaki Coffey Refoound 10

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refound


found object collages

 

(2013)