Hi! I'm Funlola Coker, Polymer Clay lover and Metalsmith. Originally from Lagos, Nigeria, 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 of 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 and 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 into everyday wear.
Follow the link to my Etsy shop if you'd like to see more!