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: yesterday

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 yesterday
Choice!
New work by members of the Association for Contemporary Jewellery - Open now
ACJ members work in a myriad of materials, from paper & plastics to precious metals, titanium, copper, enamel, steel, found objects and much more. Crossing the boundaries between body adornment and wearable sculpture, the work is exciting, thoughtful and fresh.
 
New and fantastic jewellery by Dauvit Alexander, Elizabeth Campbell, Shimara Carlow, Dani Crompton, Amanda Denison, Michelle Fernandez, Shelby Fitzpatrick, Karen Fox, Emma Habbeshon, Masako Hamaguchi, Susi Hines, Mirka Janeckova, Marion Lebouteiller, Fiona Luing, Katy Luxton, Cathy McCarthy, Mandy Nash, Poppy Porter, Alice Portnoy, Jennifer Saker, Abigail Stradling, Su Trindle, Charlotte Verity, DeeLyn Walsh, Trish Woods and Kat Zahran.
 
New Ashgate Gallery
Waggon Yard, Farnham, Surrey, GU9 7PS
gallery@newashgate.org.uk
01252 713208
Tue-Sat 10am-5pm
Comment by Rebecca Skeels yesterday
New 'The Things That Make Us' Episode: Zandra Rhodes
 
Delve into the world of fashion designer Zandra Rhodes in this week's podcast by our director Zoe Laughlin.
 
The Things That Make Us is a podcast about people and the objects that have shaped them. Each fascinating guest discusses 5 things that have inspired, delighted, provoked or influenced them.
Comment by Rebecca Skeels yesterday
We're Hiring!
 
Fancy joining our research team at the Institute of Making?
 
We have a part time Research Manager role up for grabs: we are looking for someone to manage and curate our portfolio of research projects.
 
Check out if this job is for you here.
 
Deadline for applications: 7th October
Comment by Rebecca Skeels yesterday
Comment by Rebecca Skeels yesterday
Comment by Rebecca Skeels yesterday

email: sarahmacrae2@yahoo.co.uk  

Friday 30th September  1.30pm – 3.30pm  Making Space, Havant, Hants
 
How to attract attention on a shoe string and exploring key copyright and design right issues in the physical and digital domains
 
A talk and Q&A with Alison Branigan at Making Space.
Cost yet to be calculated depending the number of people wanting to attend, but expected to be maximum £30 a head.  
 
Alison Branigan has written several very highly regarded books (including “A Pocket Guide for Artists and Designers – 100 things you need to know”).
 
Alison Branagan is an author and visual arts consultant. Over the last 15 years she has written several books and has studied different approaches to teaching enterprise theory and practical skills.
Since 1999 she has established a number of business, entrepreneurship and self-promotion courses at a number of London universities including Central Saint Martins and guest lectures at a number of other universities and arts organisations.
She has a Masters degree in Applied Art and Visual Culture, is an Associate of the Institute of Consulting, a Member of the Society of Authors and Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts. She is also an associate of The Design Trust and is currently a mentor on the Crafts Council’s Injection Programme.
 
 
Please book for this event with Sarah Macrae email: sarahmacrae2@yahoo.co.uk

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on September 18, 2016 at 10:48am
 
The World re-imagines the World
 
The first London Design Biennale will open this September at Somerset House with over 30 countries and territories participating (7 – 27 September). Nations from six continents will present newly commissioned works that explore the theme Utopia by Design.
 
At the London Design Biennale you will see installations curated by the leading museums and design organisations in the world, including Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum (USA), DAMnº Magazine (Belgium), German Design Council, the MAK and Austria Design Net, Moscow Design Museum (Russia), Triennale Design Museum (Italy), India Design Forum, Southern Guild (South Africa), The Japan Foundation, and Victoria and Albert Museum (UK). Design teams include architects, designers, scientists, writers and artists.
 
Taking over the entirety of Somerset House, including The Edmond J. Safra Fountain Court and River Terrace, the London Design Biennale will explore big questions and ideas about sustainability, migration, pollution, energy, cities, and social equality. You will see engaging and interactive installations, innovations, artworks and proposed design solutions - all in an immersive, inspiring and entertaining tour of the world.
 
Comment by Rebecca Skeels on September 18, 2016 at 10:00am
REDEFINE THE VALUE OF CRAFT
Decorex International has opened its doors presenting 400 exhibitors showcasing unrivalled collections of their newest products.
 
It's not too late to join us for four days of inspiration, sourcing and networking:
 
Sunday 18th September: 10:00 - 18:00
Monday 19th September: 10:00 - 18:00
Tuesday 20th September: 10:00 - 19:00 (consumer day)
Wednesday 21st September: 10:00 - 17:00
 
 
Discover the most important names to collect in British craft from a selection of 14 makers hand-picked for the return of Corinne Julius’ Future Heritage, and explore The New Craftsmen’s interactive roomsets depicting through craft “what makes a house a home.”
 
 
Comment by Rebecca Skeels on September 17, 2016 at 11:40am
Tijmen Sarneel
Joaillier / Jeweler / Creatore di gioielli /Joyero
Pays-Bas / Netherlands / Paesi Bassi /Países Bajos
Comment by Rebecca Skeels on September 17, 2016 at 11:39am
The Great Northern Contemporary Craft Fair has a fresh new look and an exciting line-up of exhibitors, with many showing for the very first time. Plus there are a host of workshops, demonstrations and maker talks. Spaces are limited so sign up today to avoid disappointment. Discounted advance tickets are also available now.
 
Join the conversation and put the date in your diary!
 
6—9 OCTOBER 2016
 
 

Members (66)

 
 
 

2016 Crafthaus Project Grant

Every other year, crafthaus awards a micro grant to a craft artist regardless of their location, professional background, or chosen craft field.

2016 Submission period

September 6 - 30, 2016.

Eligibility and additional information: https://is.gd/qhlXfz

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"Choice! New work by members of the Association for Contemporary Jewellery - Open now ACJ members work in a myriad of materials, from paper & plastics to precious metals, titanium, copper, enamel, steel, found objects and much more.…"
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Rebecca Skeels commented on Rebecca Skeels's group The Association for Contemporary Jewellery
"New 'The Things That Make Us' Episode: Zandra Rhodes   Delve into the world of fashion designer Zandra Rhodes in this week's podcast by our director Zoe Laughlin.   The Things That Make Us is a podcast about people and…"
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Rebecca Skeels commented on Rebecca Skeels's group The Association for Contemporary Jewellery
"We're Hiring!   Fancy joining our research team at the Institute of Making?   We have a part time Research Manager role up for grabs: we are looking for someone to manage and curate our portfolio of research…"
yesterday
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"email: sarahmacrae2@yahoo.co.uk  Friday 30th September  1.30pm – 3.30pm  Making Space, Havant, Hants How to attract attention on a shoe string and exploring key copyright and design right issues in the physical and digital…"
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