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: 78
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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"Disbelief" over plans to remove crafts from UK creative industries_ Dezeen Magazine

Started by Vicky Saragouda. Last reply by Rebecca Skeels May 7, 2013. 3 Replies

Government proposals to remove crafts from its list of recognised creative industries have triggered "disbelief" and "frustration" in the sector...Article published by Dezeen Magazine on May 1st.www.dezeen.comContinue

Tags: Council, Crafts, industries, creative, Crafts

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Comment by Rebecca Skeels yesterday
Guildford Borough Council announces an exciting new commission and seeks expression of interests from experienced and suitably qualified artists to achieve a new public artwork.

Stage 1: Expression of Interest
Expressions of Interest are now invited from artists or groups of artists to work in partnership with Guildford Borough Council to develop an exciting site-specific piece of public art, which will bring character and uniqueness to an important route into and out of the town centre.

The designs and proposal should reflect the aim of the Council’s Public Art Strategy:
“We aim to encourage creative and innovative work in the future while conserving, celebrating and promoting Guildford’s rich cultural heritage.”

The value of the commission is £67,000 (inclusive of VAT).
This must allow for all necessary design, community engagement, build, treatment, installation, and maintenance costs.
There is no payment to artists submitting the initial Expression of Interest (Stage 1).
Up to 5 artists will be selected to proceed to Stage 2 and to develop a full proposal with sketches and a maquette.
A small fee will be available for each artist invited to submit a Stage 2 proposal.

The deadline for receipt of Stage 1 Expression of Interest is 13th February 2015 at 5pm.
The selection panel will consider submissions received by this deadline and select up to five artists to go forward to Stage 2 of this process.
Shortlisted applicants for Stage 2 will be notified by Friday 27th February.

For further details, please click on the link below:
[w] www.guildford.gov.uk

[e] Hannah.dix@guildford.gov.uk
Comment by Rebecca Skeels yesterday
Selling Opportunity -
Welsh Based Jewellers
Beaumaris Jewellery Studio are looking for Wales based Jewellers who would like the opportunity to sell their work in this busy seaside gallery on Anglesey, North Wales. The gallery is run by Kriket Broadhurst and Jane Fairbairn who have their workshop in the gallery and also specialise in selling beautiful handmade jewellery by other Welsh jewellers. Read more.. .http://benchpeg.com/opportunities/selling/call-for-applications-sel...
Comment by Rebecca Skeels yesterday

For seven years we at the Goldsmith’s Company Assay Office have operated from the high security premises at London Heathrow airport, in addition to Goldsmiths’ Hall and our sub-office in Hatton Garden.


At Heathrow, our customers have benefitted from a high speed, fully insured door to door through packet service for hallmarking, taking days off your turnaround times and increasing your efficiency.
You enjoy the combination of the security and trust of one of the world’s foremost secure carriers, Brink’s Global Services, alongside the skills and years of experience of our expert and highly trained hallmarking team.


We are able to maintain the level of service at our two sub-offices due to their proximity to Goldsmiths’ Hall, and our ability to move staff between sites at short notice.


You will have read in the trade press that there has been quite a bit of activity with the other assay offices including the opening of a new sub-office.
We very much value your custom at the Goldsmith’s Company Assay Office and it is important to remember than you can only obtain the London hallmark from us.


We’re sure, as there is more than one assay office in the country, that from time to time you are approached by the other offices offering various deals and special promotions. We would be grateful for the opportunity to bid against any deals from other offices that you may receive and would welcome the chance to do so.


If you do receive any written offers, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with Steve Collins, Head of Customer Services.  He will be pleased to help you to continue to have London’s leopard head hallmark applied to your products.


We are the UK's oldest hallmarking authority, and London is where hallmarking began.  It has been used by most of the finest jewellers and silversmiths of the past 700 years.  You too can carry forward this tradition, strengthen the reputation of the London hallmark, and be part of the UK’s unique silversmithing heritage.  We very much hope you will continue to do so.

Comment by Rebecca Skeels yesterday

A fresh January morning is one of the most beautiful times to arrive at West Dean. This morning as the frost glistened across the gardens and the subtle light of a wintery sun picked out the tiny snowdrops emerging from the soil, I watched almost every new visitor quickly take a picture on their smartphone to record the moment – and who can blame them! I hope those images will be used to inspire their work.

We have been very busy in the past few weeks, improving our database and booking system and preparing the summer brochure. We hope the brochure will be sent out in the next week or two, but in the meantime there is still availability on some of the courses before April. See the availability list. http://www.westdean.org.uk/CollegeChannel/ShortCourses/Courses/Book...

We look forward to welcoming you here soon.
Best wishes,

Comment by Rebecca Skeels yesterday
Woodcarving and turning

13 February 2015 - 15 February 2015 from £216
Woodcarving for beginners.
Ted Vincent
Reference : WE 5132
Ability : Beginners

After learning about timber and the use of hand tools, you will practise carving exercises to develop your hand skills before you embark on a relief-carving project based on natural forms.



Full course details and timetable are available for download in PDF format.
https://www.westdean.org.uk/resources/longdetails/WE5132.pdf
Comment by Rebecca Skeels on Wednesday
ENTRY DEADLINE EXTENDED - SUNDAY 25TH JANUARY AT 11PM The New Design Britain Awards have played a huge part in the industry for over 12 years, and this year we plan on going bigger and better than ever before! Not only does our judging panel now consist of 24 of the industry's most respected names, but we've also got 2 brand new categories and a new simplified entry process. Who can enter The New Design Britain Awards are open for entries to any design student from a British university, whether currently studying or graduated in the last two years. How to enter Entering the New Design Britain awards couldn't be easier. Simply take a look at our 6 design categories and select the one you feel your design suits best, then dowload the pdf entry form, and email it back to us here at New Design Britain HQ! Head on over to our category and awards entry pages for more details on how to enter New Design Britain 2015! The award In February our panel of expert judges will select a shortlist of 30 designers, 5 from each category. These designers' products will then be showcased at the entrance to May Design Series 2015, giving them the opportunity to be seen by over 10,000 design professionals. All of our judges will then join us at the show for live judging, where they will choose one winner from each category. Winners will then be offered a work placement with key industry players, amongst other benefits. Winners of the product categories will also receive a free stand to exhibit their product at May Design Series 2016 as part of the Designer Makers area, and we will invite winners from the Interior design and Architecture categories to assist with designing next year's show! - See more at: http://www.maydesignseries.com/Content/New-Design-Britain-Awards-20...
Comment by Rebecca Skeels on January 18, 2015 at 2:25pm
flockOmania: Jewellery Meets Dance in New Performing Arts Exhibition A new exhibition launching at Coventry University’s Lanchester Gallery later this month is set to bring together jewellery and contemporary dance to create an interactive performing arts showcase.Created by artist Zoe Robertson, the ‘flockOmania’ exhibition aims to challenge the traditional notion of jewellery.
Comment by Rebecca Skeels on January 18, 2015 at 2:19pm
Three different jobs at Shaun Leane.

Junior Benchworker - London
Luxury Jewellery brand, Shaun Leane, is looking for a full-time Junior Benchworker to join its bustling Mayfair atelier.
SHAUNLEANE is a multi-award winning London Jewellery House which has established a reputation for producing fine jewellery to the highest levels of craftsmanship.
http://benchpeg.com/jobs/offered/senior-diamond-mounter-goldsmith-s...
Comment by Rebecca Skeels on January 17, 2015 at 8:51am
You’re Invited! Please Join Hadassah Sacramento in
An evening of Art and Hope with Aimee Golant


Saturday January 24th 6:30 pm

Koh Library, 2300 Sierra Blvd. Sacramento, CA

We will enjoy Havdalah, beverages, and hors d’oeuvres. Along with art for sale, she will be presenting her Oneness Art Project that has been endorsed by Pope Francis and the Dalai Lama. Free event—everyone welcome. Aimee Golant will contribute 10% of profits from art sales from this event to Hadassah. To see the art, please visit http://aimeegolant.com. For event info, please call Elise Huggins: (916) 678-2068 or email questions to: hadassahartevent@gmail.com
Comment by Rebecca Skeels on January 17, 2015 at 8:49am
Become a presenter at the February 20th PechaKucha Portland Global Night

100+ cities around the world, including Portland will be holding a PechaKucha Night on February 20, 2015.
The theme is "Design in Your City" and we want to hear what that means to you!

Deadline to submit is Monday January 26th.

All you need to do to submit is send in your:
NAME, CONTACT INFO, a SHORT BIO and a DESCRIPTION of the STORY YOU WANT TO TELL along with 5 SAMPLE SLIDES!
email us present@pkportland.org

PechaKucha Nights, which are devised and shared by Klein Dytham architecture, are informal and fun
gatherings for everyone to share their ideas, work and thoughts on just about any subject matter.
The catch? Stories are told using a rapid pace presentation format of 20 images × 20 seconds.
For more info: http://pechakuchaportland.org/

PechaKucha Portland Global Night
Friday February 20, 2015
Asylum
121 Center Street
Portland, ME
 

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