The Association for Contemporary Jewellery

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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.

 

Website: http://www.acj.org.uk/
Location: UK
Members: 70
Latest Activity: 17 hours ago

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 
Email: enquiries@acj.org.uk

 

WHAT WE DO

• 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: info@poppyporter.co.uk. 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: info@poppyporter.co.uk.Jewellery 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: info@poppyporter.co.uk.Continue

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Comment by Rebecca Skeels 17 hours ago

Photographer

We need you to take beautiful photographs of our lifestyle products and jewellery

Application deadline: May 31st 2016

Who we are:
Amongst many things, Posh Totty Designs is the original pioneer of hand stamped jewellery. We design & make precious keepsakes that immortalise personal sentiments in a stylish, yet unique way. From a one-woman kitchen-table business just 12 years ago, we’re now proud to run the biggest professional jewellery-making workshop in the South East. Our presence locally and online is prominent and ever growing - we’re a multi-channel retailer stocking not only our own beautiful boutiques and website, but also some of the biggest marketplaces & department stores online.

We’re a fun, vibrant, young (hearted) and eagerly creative team that are passionate about what we do. We pride ourselves on being an inclusive work place where everyone has a voice, and everyone’s ideas are heard.

Where we’re going:
On the horizon this year is a London based boutique, a jewellery parties project, A celebrity collaboration and a local make & meet venue. There’s no such thing as a ‘quiet period’ at PTD.

What we need from you:
Continued innovation and exciting new seasonal designs are vital to our business.  We need you to take beautiful photographs of our lifestyle products and jewellery in a style which matches and complements our brand.  You will be led by new trends and style influences and keep up to date with the latest skills and photography techniques. New collections are introduced regularly and we need you to be available to come in and work with us to produce final images for our brochures, websites and social media channels.  Work will be ad hoc and as and when required.  You will need to be able to make yourself available and to be able to work quickly and efficiently in producing quality edited images.

Why work for us?
Posh Totty Designs never stands still and we are looking for someone who shares our passion to grow with us. This is an exciting opportunity for you to help develop & move our business forward.  In return for your valuable contribution we will be offering a competitive day rate and a great working environment.

When:
We are looking for someone to come and help us as soon as possible but it’s vital we find the right person so we’re happy to be flexible.  For a further understanding of who and what we are about, please visit our website www.poshtottydesigns.com If you like what you see and you’re keen to climb aboard, please send a covering letter, C.V. and a portfolio of your work to Jess@poshtottydesigns.com
 

Comment by Rebecca Skeels 17 hours ago
We're open on the First Friday of the month until 22.00.
 
Explore our free exhibitions out of hours. Play eye-opening games in the Reading Room, handle intriguing objects and take a tour of the exhibition, or just have a glass of wine and catch up with friends to make your Friday night a little bit different.
 
We're open until 22.00 every first Friday of the month (except in August and January), when we're generally less busy and you have a chance to take your time in the exhibitions.
Comment by Rebecca Skeels 17 hours ago

Launching the infocus Awards for Women In Innovation

We need your help.

Our role at Innovate UK is to identify and nurture the next generation of brilliant innovators. Women are under-represented in the field of innovation, and that needs to change.  

It means as a nation we’re failing to harness, capitalise on and celebrate the entrepreneurial talent of female innovators to the detriment of our economy. Boosting female entrepreneurship could deliver approximately £60bn extra to the UK economy.

So we’re launching a special award for women working in innovation, and that’s where you come in.

What are the infocus Awards?

The infocus Awards will celebrate and reward women working across 4 key sectors - Materials & Manufacturing, Health & Life Sciences, Infrastructure Systems, Emerging & Enabling Technologies.

Twelve women will benefit from a valuable tailor-made package of support and four of these will each receive a £50,000 grant to get her brilliant idea up and running.

Could it be you? Could it be someone you work with? Who do you know who could fly the flag for women in innovation?
Find out more about the infocus Awards >
Help us spread the word

Women in innovation – the UK economy needs you! Are you who we’re looking for? Do you work with someone who’s just right for this award? Please spread the word, and let’s get more women in.
Follow the conversation on twitter #infocus

Kind regards,

Innovate UK
North Star House, North Star Avenue,
Swindon SN2  1UE
www.innovateuk.gov.uk

Comment by Rebecca Skeels 17 hours ago
ACJ are on the hunt for the latest #design #talent at New Designers. Who’s with us? http://www.newdesigners.com/tickets #ND16
Comment by Rebecca Skeels 17 hours ago
ACJ are delighted to be a partner of @newdesigners #ND16 this summer. Join us if you love #design:
Comment by Rebecca Skeels 17 hours ago
REGISTER NOW FOR THE JEWELLERY EVENT OF THE SEASON
 
IJL has the greatest breadth and variety of jewellery suppliers of any current UK trade event – ranging from big brands to emerging talent, offering you exceptional choice and the ideal opportunity to discover something different for the Christmas period and beyond.
 
See you from 4-6 September at Olympia, London.
 
 
 
Register Now
 
Comment by Rebecca Skeels 17 hours ago

Alternative models for learning and working
 
 
Inspired by ‘60s radicalism yet rooted in the contemporary climate of austerity and the commercialisation of art school education, the second Antiuniversity Now! festival offers an alternative to mainstream models of learning. Lydia Ashman reports. Read more​
 
The Office for Art, Design and Technology is a new two-year programme of residencies, events, exhibitions and professional development for new and more established artists with digital practices. Anneka French finds out more. Read more​
 
Lydia Ashman and Anneka French are two of five a-n Members who participated in a-n's inaugural writer development programme. To read more of each writer’s work, visit the programme blog on a-n.co.uk​

Comment by Rebecca Skeels 18 hours ago

Nashville’s 45th Tennessee Craft Fair capped off our spring board meeting. The annual fair celebrates and supports America’s rich craft heritage on the lawn of Music City's famed Parthenon in Centennial Park. CERF+ board and staff encountered many artists long connected to CERF+, including Alfred Sharp, wearing one of his wooden bow ties, Donna Rizzo, whose whimsical ceramic dolls were swinging from the ceiling of her booth, and emerging craft artist Clay Bush who makes furniture and messenger bags made from recycled seat belts, air bags, and buckles. http://tennesseecraft.org/events/craft-fairs/

Comment by Rebecca Skeels 18 hours ago

We're delighted with the new design and have managed to squeeze in even more makes and inspiration to help take your jewellery to a new level. The July issue, on sale today, has a travel theme and includes the Tulips From Amsterdam necklace by Sue Mason-Burns, a Double Helix weave technique by Karen Caine and Leather Cuffs by Tansy Wilson.

Making Jewellery is on sale now from all good magazine retailers or subscribe today direct from our website. https://www.thegmcgroup.com/pc/viewCategories.asp?idCategory=712&am...

Comment by Rebecca Skeels 18 hours ago

http://www.dezeen.com/2016/05/24/white-arkitekter-museum-of-making-... Clerkenwell Design Week 2016: Swedish firm White Arkitekter has installed a barn-like structure in the centre of London's Clerkenwell, which is dedicated to the area's creative past and present (+ slideshow).

 

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Ossuary of Schemes 2014-2016

4.25" H x 3.5" W x 3.5" DCopper, Sterling Silver, Fine Silver, Vitreous Enamel, Glass, Carnelian, Moonstone, Birdseed, Mouse Bones
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Rebecca Skeels commented on Rebecca Skeels's group The Association for Contemporary Jewellery
"Photographer We need you to take beautiful photographs of our lifestyle products and jewellery Application deadline: May 31st 2016 Who we are: Amongst many things, Posh Totty Designs is the original pioneer of hand stamped jewellery. We design…"
17 hours ago
Rebecca Skeels commented on Rebecca Skeels's group The Association for Contemporary Jewellery
"We're open on the First Friday of the month until 22.00.   Explore our free exhibitions out of hours. Play eye-opening games in the Reading Room, handle intriguing objects and take a tour of the exhibition, or just have a glass of wine…"
17 hours ago
Rebecca Skeels commented on Rebecca Skeels's group The Association for Contemporary Jewellery
"Launching the infocus Awards for Women In InnovationWe need your help. Our role at Innovate UK is to identify and nurture the next generation of brilliant innovators. Women are under-represented in the field of innovation, and that needs to change.…"
17 hours ago
Rebecca Skeels commented on Rebecca Skeels's group The Association for Contemporary Jewellery
"ACJ are on the hunt for the latest #design #talent at New Designers. Who’s with us? http://www.newdesigners.com/tickets #ND16 "
17 hours ago
Rebecca Skeels commented on Rebecca Skeels's group The Association for Contemporary Jewellery
"ACJ are delighted to be a partner of @newdesigners #ND16 this summer. Join us if you love #design: http://bit.ly/1V97Dlx "
17 hours ago
Rebecca Skeels commented on Rebecca Skeels's group The Association for Contemporary Jewellery
"REGISTER NOW FOR THE JEWELLERY EVENT OF THE SEASON   IJL has the greatest breadth and variety of jewellery suppliers of any current UK trade event – ranging from big brands to emerging talent, offering you exceptional choice and the…"
17 hours ago
Rebecca Skeels commented on Rebecca Skeels's group The Association for Contemporary Jewellery
"Alternative models for learning and working  Inspired by ‘60s radicalism yet rooted in the contemporary climate of austerity and the commercialisation of art school education, the second Antiuniversity Now! festival offers an…"
17 hours ago
Rebecca Skeels commented on Rebecca Skeels's group The Association for Contemporary Jewellery
"Nashville’s 45th Tennessee Craft Fair capped off our spring board meeting. The annual fair celebrates and supports America’s rich craft heritage on the lawn of Music City's famed Parthenon in Centennial Park. CERF+ board and staff…"
18 hours ago
Rebecca Skeels commented on Rebecca Skeels's group The Association for Contemporary Jewellery
"We're delighted with the new design and have managed to squeeze in even more makes and inspiration to help take your jewellery to a new level. The July issue, on sale today, has a travel theme and includes the Tulips From Amsterdam necklace by…"
18 hours ago
Rebecca Skeels commented on Rebecca Skeels's group The Association for Contemporary Jewellery
18 hours ago
Rebecca Skeels commented on Rebecca Skeels's group The Association for Contemporary Jewellery
18 hours ago

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Leah Hardy, Laramie, Wyoming

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Mixed media sculpture based on my son Ky's childhood.
Copper, earthenware, encaustic, mica, teeth, resin, patina.
10.5" x 14" x 8"

2008-09

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