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: 76
Latest Activity: 19 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

Discussion Forum

"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 19 hours ago
Why not become a full ACJ member for the New Year..

Benefits include:

The opportunity to participate in ACJ workshops, exhibitions, conferences, and other events.
A regular printed newsletter and a monthly emailed e-bulletin.
Inclusion in the Membership profiles, accessed via the ACJ website.
A members'only forum.
Members' only online resources.
Discounted membership for students and new graduates.
Access to a network of like-minded people via our regional groups.


or get as a gift ...
http://www.acj.org.uk/index.php/join-acj
Comment by Rebecca Skeels 20 hours ago
If you are a maker that runs courses for members of the public and have exhibited with us at some point during the last five years we can offer you a free listing on our website on the courses page here:  http://www.craftinfocus.com/courses_run_by_makers.html

Please e-mail us BY 1 JANUARY 2015 with ten words describing your course, which discipline it should be listed under and your contact details (trading name, telephone number, website and e-mail address).  Once we have updated the website page we will promote it via social media early next year.

NB.  If you are already on the web page you still need to re-submit your details.
Comment by Rebecca Skeels 20 hours ago

How do we characterise craftmakers in the 21st century? Are the varied activities of making taking on a profound shift in response to globalisation, technological change and new cultures of making and consumption? Is making being transformed by an emergent “new industrial revolution”?
https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/craft-new-frontier-mike-press

Comment by Rebecca Skeels 21 hours ago

I'm posting this as I have had a few requests recently to sell work sale or return here and to recommend them to colleagues and students
I would not want anyone to have the same problems without being aware

Dear....
Thank you for your e-mail
I'm really sorry Ican not sell to Cranleigh Art Centre on a sale or return basis after my last dealings with them.
It was some time ago, but no work was returned and excuses made were that there was a staff change over. the Centre refused to compensate me in any way, even for the work sold. My contract was with Cranleigh Art Centre not any individuals.
If Cranleigh Art Centre wish to sell my work, please can i recommend they pay in full for my work in advance.
Thank you
Regards.....

Comment by Rebecca Skeels 21 hours ago

What next for creative jobs?
SIMON OFIELD-KERR 30 JULY 2013

Is it risky to pursue a creative career? Simon Ofield-Kerr, Vice-Chancellor at the University for Creative Arts, says maybe not. He looks at areas of growth and opportunity in the creative job market.

The good news is that creativity is something we're all capable of, and it can be learned and developed.
If you're aiming for a career in creative arts then you're anything but a dreamer.

Contrary to all the assumptions about what the 'safe' and 'realistic' job options are in our post-recession world, it's a hard-nosed and sensible choice.

This is especially true for people with the right training and the will to make the most of the opportunities available.

Growth in creative opportunities
Unlike in other industries, the range of opportunities is increasing. The creative sector continues to buck the trends of the downturn and remains one of the fastest-growing areas of the UK economy.

The creative sector continues to buck the trends of the downturn.
We're also just one part of the picture. In global terms, the demand for creative 'products', anything from music to TV and video games, is building fast.

Developing countries and their expanding populations of wealthy middle-class consumers expect more and better creative goods and services.

United Nations reports on the creative economy have highlighted a global export market of more than $600 billion, and growth rates of more than 10 per cent.

The role of small creative businesses
The strength of the sector is not just about big business, but also the variety of smaller players and micro-enterprises.

For example, the UK has around 23,000 craft-making small firms, selling products via the Internet and market stalls, estimated to be worth around £457 million.

The fast-growing economies of the BRIC countries (Brazil, Russia, India and China) are pouring investment into new education and training facilities for creative arts students.

In the past their focus may have been on more traditional industries – manufacturing, engineering, financial services.

The benefits of investing in creativity
Graduates need determination and understanding of the commercial environment.
BRIC leaders are keen to back the creative arts as a potential missing element of their offering, and one that underpins their economic success.

They are doing this by developing new generations of professional creative thinkers, designers and innovators.

On the one hand this will obviously mean more competition in a global market.

But this is outweighed by the growth in new markets, opportunities for partnerships with UK businesses, and the creation of exciting jobs for UK graduates with BRIC firms.

Preparing graduates for creative jobs
To be part of this new world, graduates need a combination of determination and understanding of the commercial environment.

At the University for the Creative Arts, for example, students tend to work 9 to 5 and beyond. Most lecturers combine teaching with a role in industry, and there are regular opportunities to work with, and test out ideas, with businesses.

The good news is that creativity is something we're all capable of, and it can be learned and developed.

Transferable creative skills
Creative arts graduates also have important skills for other kinds of jobs.

http://www.ucreative.ac.uk/ma-jewellery
http://www.ucreative.ac.uk/ma-metalwork
http://www.ucreative.ac.uk/ma-product-design
http://www.ucreative.ac.uk/ma-glass
http://www.ucreative.ac.uk/ma-ceramics
http://www.ucreative.ac.uk/ma-textiles
http://www.ucreative.ac.uk/mres-crafts

Comment by Rebecca Skeels 21 hours ago

http://www.westdean.org.uk/CollegeChannel/ShortCourses/SummerSchool...
You’re among the first to see details of next year’s exciting Visual Art and Craft Summer Schools
26 July - 14 August. If you are looking for a week full of creativity, come and be inspired by our tutors and West Dean, where the gardens are full of summer colour and the days are long.

Subjects are diverse with lots of new courses - sculpt animals in paper clay or create them with machine embroidery, photograph or paint the wonderful kitchen gardens, make digital prints for textiles, and work with wood, glass, metal, felt and much more. There is bound to be a course that excites you – how to choose is the usual quandary!

As ever we have end-of-week parties planned and as well as a full timetable in your studio, you’ll find opportunities to socialise in the courtyard on a summer's evening, or time to relax and explore the gardens.

Don’t miss the chance to get ahead of the rush, book before January. Call us on 01243 818300
Scroll down for Booking Office opening times.

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

Alison Baxter, Head of Creative Enterprise

Comment by Rebecca Skeels 21 hours ago

Help support our future makers

http://christmas.craftscouncil.org.uk/ 

Comment by Rebecca Skeels 21 hours ago

2015 Events

If you have not yet applied for our 2015 events, you are advised to send in your application forms as soon as possible as we will shortly be making our selection.

Desire Jewellery & Silversmithing Fairs
Our first event of the year will be the Desire Jewellery and Silversmithing Fair in London from 6-8 March. Click here for a booking form and further details. We are still able to accept applications for our Winchester Desire event in November. Click here for further information.

Mixed Craft Fairs
Our first mixed craft fair of the year will be held in Canterbury from 17-19 April. Click here for a booking form for Canterbury.
Click here for a link to Terms and Conditions for all our events

Click here to download booking forms for all our 2015 events.

Visit our website to see the full calendar of events for 2015.
http://www.craftinfocus.com/

Comment by Rebecca Skeels 21 hours ago

This year, Material Xperience is focused on the theme of ‘The Five Senses’.
http://us2.campaign-archive1.com/?u=5844fd3f408710a9183a70477&i...

How does colour taste? Which smells are associated with a school? Is one sense more dominant than the other? Would a laminate with the smell of wood sell better? Do you wonder how materials can enhance one’s sensory perception of the surrounding environment? Then come to Material Xperience at Jaarbeurs Utrecht between February 9th and February 13th, 2015.
During your visit, we will bring you together with our partners and in touch with the latest trends and developments in the world of materials: coatings that are soft and warm to the touch, work surfaces that are stain-free, windows that are self-cleaning with adjustable levels of transparency. At Material Xperience you can discover it all!

For knowledge junkies, Materia has invited inspiring experts, visionaries and innovators from diverse corners of the world. Register today so that you can be sure your 2015 starts off with maximum inspiration.

We look forward to your visit.

Comment by Rebecca Skeels 22 hours ago

Our 12 material highlights from this week show how materials are pushing boundaries like never before

Join the adventure!

Team Materia

http://us2.campaign-archive2.com/?u=5844fd3f408710a9183a70477&i...

 

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