Hi! I'm Funlola Coker. I'm a Polymer Clay lover and Metalsmith. I'm originally from Lagos, Nigeria. I'm currently living in Memphis, Tennessee.
I started making miniatures because of the need to work with my hands and the desire to sculpt something out o nothing. I enjoy the challenges that come with achieving intricate detail on such a small scale. The process makes sense to me and allows me to make sense of everything around me. This feeling opens up a space for creativity where I'm inspired to work for hours. Miniatures amaze me. They carry such wonder despite their size.
My metalwork is an ongoing exploration of form an color. I study shapes and motifs in architecture from my travels and translate them into wearable art. I use nonferrous metals as a canvas and manipulate the form of the metal. It is embellished by enameling it with vibrant colors and different finishing techniques. I create each piece so that you can don and covet them for a lifetime. These bold designs accompanied by subtle colors can be easily integrated to every day wear.
Stay up to date on what's happening in the studio, specials and events by following me on instagram (@funlolacoker), like my Facebook page (Funlola's Workshop) or just follow the links at the bottom of the page.