Hi! I'm Funlola Coker, Metalsmith and Polymer Clay artist. Originally from Lagos, Nigeria, currently living in Memphis, Tennessee.
I’m inspired by a number of things, but I draw most of my designs from patterns in West African textiles, North African architecture and Art Deco jewelry. After countless hours of sketching, designing and testing, my wares are ready for the modern wearer.
My enamel work is playful and bold. While some pieces recall the cold rigidity of the Art Deco era, other pieces are looser and summon up the ideal retro look and feel. I also sculpt miniature succulents from polymer clay. These pieces are meticulously created to be as realistic as possible. They are sweet and simple.
I grew up with jewelry as an extension of myself. Each piece that I have recalls a memory of a moment or a person. It is thrilling to that that my work could do the same for someone out in the world. This is why I take the utmost care in creating all of my work.
Feel free to contact me with any inquiries.