Bróiste Medb (Queen Maeve's Brooch)

sterling silver (oxidised),Irish bog oak, 80x80mm
Photographer, Sylvain Deleu


Bróiste Oran (Queen Oran's Brooch)

sterling silver (oxidised),18 ct yellow gold, Irish bog oak, steel wire, 80x80mm
Photographer, Sylvain Deleu


Bróiste Gráinne (Queen Grainne's Brooch)

sterling silver (oxidise),18 ct yellow gold, Irish bog oak, steel
Photographer, 80x80mm
Photographer, Sylvain Deleu


Black Butter

oxidized sterling silver, Irish bog oak, steel wire, 65x65x10mm,
Photographer, Sylvain Deleu



oxidized sterling silver, Irish bog oak, steel wire, 65x65x10mm,
Photographer, Sylvain Deleu

21st Century Icons


oxidized sterling silver, Irish bog oak, steel wire, 80x80x10mm


Seliena Coyle

Seliena Coyle creates original and contemporary jewellery that combines traditional and unexpected materials. Sensitive to the changing political and cultural landscape of 21st Century Ireland, Coyle aims to construct a new aesthetic that responds to Irish heritage while breathing new life into traditional jewellery forms. In this regard, Coyle takes inspiration from the state’s collections of Bronze Age artifacts.

Her current body of work seeks to evoke the Irish peat landscape in its use of indigenous bog oak. Bog-wood comes from trees that lay buried in bogs for thousands of years, preserved from decay by the acidic and anaerobic conditions. The blackened wood is set in a series of silver pieces inspired by ancient jewellery shapes including the Torc, Lunnula, Sun Discs and earspools.

Coyle achieved a Masters of Fine Art in Metalsmithing and Jewellery Design from Indiana University, finishing in 1998. On returning to Ireland she was appointed Acting Head Lecturer in the Metals department of the National College of Art and Design.


Private collections nationally and internationally

Selected Awards

Xchange Spot and Invest Award CO3, Belfast
2011 RDS Craft Awards 1st Prize – Jewellery Alternative Materials
2011 CPD Award Crafts Council of Ireland
2006 Arts Educator of the year Award Niche

Selected Exhibitions

Group Exhibitions and Fairs

CultureCraft, Culture in the Making, City of Culture, Derry and National Craft Gallery, Kilkenny
AdornDesign & Crafts Council of Ireland, Inhorgenta, Munich
2012 TwentyTwelve, SpaceCraft, Belfast, Northern Ireland
Dubh / Dialogues In Black
The American Irish Historical Society, New York, USA
2011 Ornament, Rua Red, Dublin
21st Century Icons, National Craft Gallery, Kilkenny and Rathfarnham Castle, Dublin
Dubh / Dialogues In Black, Oliver Sears Gallery, Dublin
Seoid 11, Touring Group Exhibition, Australia
2008 Image of Longing, National Craft Gallery, Kilkenny 
2007 Embrace, Dublin Design Week, IDA Tower, Dublin
Brilliantly Birmingham, School of Jewellery, UK
2006 SOFA Chicago, USA
2004-2007 Forty Shades of Green, touring Cork, Memphis and Lithuania


Contact Details:

Seliena Coyle
59 Anner Road
Dublin 8

T. +353 87 7472521