The Association for Contemporary Jewellery


The Association for Contemporary Jewellery

The Association for Contemporary Jewellery is devoted to the promotion, representation, understanding and development of contemporary jewellery in the United Kingdom and abroad.


Location: UK
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The Association for Contemporary Jewellery

is devoted to the promotion, representation, understanding and development of contemporary jewellery in the United Kingdom and abroad.

Founded as a membership association in 1997 and registered as a Limited Company in 2006, it recognises a need to foster discussion, debate and critical review and interaction amongst its members. To this end we organise conferences, lectures, seminars, workshops and an annual general meeting for our members. Our regular newsletter, findings, features reviews, information, comment, book offers and discounts and is of benefit to both our members and the wider public. We also produce a monthly e-bulletin featuring news and opportunities.

We welcome as members practising jewellers, associated designers and crafts people, educators, students, gallery owners and retailers, museum curators, critics and collectors - indeed, anyone with an interest in contemporary jewellery.

The Association for Contemporary Jewellery 
PO Box 37807 London SE23 1XJ United Kingdom 
Telephone: + 00 44 (0)20 8291 4201 
Fax: + 00 44 (0)20 8291 4452 



• promote greater understanding of contemporary jewellery
• support jewellers’ creative and professional development
• develop audiences for this lively field of contemporary craft and design

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Started by Rebecca Skeels. Last reply by Rebecca Skeels Jul 12, 2015. 2 Replies

Calling ACJ members: Do let us know what you would like to read about in the next issue of Findings. Contact: or comment here!New Writers: Findings is a valuable hub for knowledge sharing within the ACJ. Articles about events, projects, technical innovations, ideas, issues, internships, seminars, collaborations, new work, national and international. Contact: Being Worn: One of my policies for Findings is to picture jewellery being worn, and where possible not just on pretty young female models! If you see a great image of contemporary jewellery being worn, bring it to my attention. It may spark something. Contact:

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Comment by Rebecca Skeels 13 hours ago
Sharing on behalf of Coin Street Builders:
Coin Street Community Builders are searching for innovative, independent designer-makers to join the Oxo Tower Wharf community. They are accepting applications from retailers operating across a range of design disciplines (from fashion and craft to product design and technology).
There is a large triple unit available to let from September 2017 that faces the Courtyard, one second floor Courtyard unit to let from October, and one first floor Riverside unit available from November 2017.
These rarely available units are heavily subsidised to enable creative business owners to launch or upscale their self-designed products and hopefully build a successful enterprise.
To find out more or to arrange a viewing please contact Belinda Moore on 020 7021 1650 or email The lettings brochure is available to download from
Comment by Rebecca Skeels on Sunday

Autumn Clearance Offers

Hello from all of us here at Marcia Lanyon Ltd!

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on Sunday

Are you interested in moving your designer maker business to the next level, but unsure how to go about it? The Jewellery Production 1 workshop (Jewellery P1) has been created to help small jewellery designer-maker businesses ready themselves to work with larger scale suppliers and respond to the changes in the jewellery market today.

This two day intensive course will cover a range of topics designed to provide attendees with the knowledge and tools to help increase profitability, maximise time and attract new customers; exploring some of the ways in which you can extract more value from your business, without diluting your brand.
Application deadline: 11:59pm, 22nd September 2017
The workshop itself takes place on 18th and 19th October 2017

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on Sunday
Comment by Rebecca Skeels on Sunday

Business Incubation Coach (maternity cover)
£35,000 per annum pro rata for 4 days a week.

The post holder will support the Cockpit Arts’ Business Incubation team with the project management and delivery of the London Creative Network programme, specifically with joint responsibility for one to one coaching and workshop content.

We work with a wide range of talented individuals, including master craftspeople, artist-makers, batch producers and more scalable businesses. Through the London Creative Network programme we deliver services to craftspeople based outside of Cockpit Arts.

You will work between our Holborn site in central London and our Deptford site in South East London. The London Creative Network programme, supported by ERDF, assists London-based small creative companies and sole traders to advance their capacities for products, services and development. The programme is delivered by a consortium of four organisations: Four Corners, Cockpit Arts, Photofusion & SPACE.

Job Description PDF

Application Form .doc

For further information, please contact Emma Sims at

Deadline is 5.30pm on Wednesday 20 September.

Please send your completed application form and CV to be considered.

Interviews will be held on Tuesday 26 September.

Cockpit Arts aims to be an equitable employer. We recognise and encourage the potential of a diverse workforce and appoint on merit

This role is part-funded by the European Union.

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on Sunday

Autumn Craft Collection: Open Now
From 9 September to 11 November

This autumn season the New Ashgate Gallery presents a specially selected range of ceramics, paper sculpture, jewellery, glass and textiles, with new work from makers including Suzanne Breakwell, Marshall Colman, Adele Goulty, Rosy Gounaris-Milner, Jaroslav Hrustalenko, Maisie Jones, Paper Metal (Julie Bailey), Charlotte K Moore, Amelia Strong and WWAN jewellery (Margaux Clavel).

The craft collection showcases established local and national makers plus emerging designers fresh from this year's graduate shows.
We look forward to seeing you.
Kind regards,
Alison, Rachel and Outi

New Ashgate Gallery
Waggon Yard, Farnham, Surrey, GU9 7PS
Tel: 01252 713208
Tue-Sat, 10am-5pm
Registered Charitable Trust No. 274326

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on Sunday

International Conference on Technology of Plasticity

The Goldsmiths’ Company is delighted to support the International Conference on Technology of Plasticity (ICTP), the world’s most important research conference on shaping metal, known to
insiders as the ‘Olympics of Metal Forming’. Hosted by the University of Cambridge from 17 – 22 September, it will be the first time the event will be held in the UK. Read more​

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on Sunday

Goldsmiths' Fair 2017, we are delighted to announce more details of our special exhibitions at this year's Fair, including a selection of jewellery from the Goldsmiths' Company's collections, curated by Joanna Hardy.
You can still book early bird tickets at a discounted rate from the Fair website. View an A-Z listing of this year's 126 exhibitors here.
There will also be a comprehensive talks programme hosted by industry experts -

details on the Breakfast Talks programme can be found below. For our afternoon talks listing, please visit the Goldsmiths' Fair website.

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on Sunday

Beijing International Jewelry Art Biennial 2017. Call for Entries
12Sep2017 - 18Sep2017
Beijing Institute of fashion Technology
Beijing, CHINA
DEADLINE: 18/09/2017

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on Sunday

We are SNAG: Appropriated Adornment. Call for Entries
October 1, 2017 – Deadline for Entry on
November 1, 2017* – Notification of Results to Artists (by email)
December 1, 2017 – Online Exhibition goes live on SNAG//SPACE website *Dates may be subject to change.


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