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: 75
Latest Activity: 22 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 on March 12, 2012 at 6:21pm
Comment by Rebecca Skeels on March 12, 2012 at 6:14pm


Here at Made By Ore HQ there has been a lot going on...

We have been busy preparing for our Easter Master Classes Programme – we still have some places left, and you can now book them directly from our website!  www.madebyore.com a href="http://www.madebyore.com/">http://www.madebyore.com>    Also Due to a high demand we have added a 1 Day Soldering Master Class.  Please find attached to this email a poster  with all the Master Class details: -

CHAIN MAKING AND WIRE WORKING
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SILVERSMITHING
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MOULD-MAKING & WAX CARVING FOR CASTING JEWELLERY AND OBJECTS
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SOLDERING (NEW!)

                                                                                                                                                                                         
Also, on Saturday 24th March 2012 we are hosting a very special fundraising event...!


Ellie has been a great supporter of Made By Ore since its formation, and so we want to show our support for her Marathon Mission.  Please join us in support and athletic jewellery making!

The day promises to be a fun filled extravaganza of jewellery old & new, tea & cake, and inspiring tales of Ellie's sporting challenge! The workshops are suitable for all levels including complete beginners, so if you've ever fancied doing one of our classes this event is your chance to do it at a fraction of the usual cost!

Tickets for the Run Rings Around workshops cost just £25 and £20 from every single ticket will be donated to Ellie's marathon charity - The Outwardbound Trust; an outdoor education charity supporting young people achieve their potential.  Places for this event are limited so please book early to avoid disappointment! 
                                                                                                                                                                                         

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on March 12, 2012 at 6:12pm

I just wanted to let you know that we're offering a 25% discount on our Made By Ore Master Classes to all Full Time students, to make them a bit more affordable.  If you could pass this on to your students and anyone else you think might be interested that'd be great!  We've also added a little 1 Day Soldering Masterclass, which might be of interest to all your jewellers, silversmiths and metalwork students.  I've attached a flyer/poster to this email, which you can forward straight on.

We are also offering "Hot Benches" to students/jewellers and silversmiths, which can be rented for just £15/day, so if any of your students need a space to work over the Easter/Summer Hols or after graduation then we'd be more than happy to accommodate them!   I've attached a poster for this too. http://www.madebyore.com/Easter-Master-Classes(2673270).htm 

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on March 12, 2012 at 6:00pm

Crafts Shop and Galleries Guide 2012  - Call for Entries

Following the success of the Crafts Shops and Galleries Guide 2011, Crafts Magazine is delighted to announce the publication of the new 2012 guide, which will again provide readers with the definitive guide to regional craft outlets. The pocket-sized supplement is open to galleries, group studios and individual makers with a retail outlet and is scheduled for inclusion in Crafts magazine's July/August 2012 edition. Additional copies will be distributed at various events that Crafts magazine attends during the year.

We are delighted to invite you to be included in the next edition, please contact me to register your interest.


I look forward to hearing from you.
Best regards,
Charlotte Hollingshead

chollingshead@publishingmatters.co.uk
+44(0)1395 576 829
www.craftsmagazine.org.uk

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on March 12, 2012 at 5:57pm

 

Diamond Jubilee Exhibition 2012

 

Press release / 06 03 12

 

 

The Association for Contemporary Jewellery is proud to be presenting a touring exhibition of jewellery specially designed and made on the theme of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee.

Thirty two makers have created pieces especially for the event, resulting in a wide variety of individual interpretations in precious and non-precious materials.  All the participating designers have embraced the theme of Jubilee celebration with style, irreverence, humour and panache. Crushed gemstones, sweets and jellies, ribbon, graphite powder, flocked and sublimated materials, rub shoulders with diamonds, silver and 18ct gold, in a glorious celebration of Queen Elizabeth II’s sixty years reign.

All the pieces were selected by a distinguished judging panel chaired by

Professor Jack Cunningham, which included Corinne Julius, Jacqueline Gestetner, Joanna Hardy, Kath Libbert and Karen Dell’Armi.

Leading jewellery designers taking part include Stephen Bottomley, Kelvin J Birk, Maria Hanson, and Zoe Robertson.

The exhibition opens at the School of Jewellery, Birmingham City University, and then starts its tri-nation tour to Llantrisant, South Wales before showing at the newly opened Goldsmiths’ Centre, London – the first exhibition to be held there after its’ own opening Royal exhibition. This is a testament to the Association’s high profile, and to the Centre’s commitment to showing work in non-traditional as well as traditional materials, and used in non-traditional ways.

 

ACJ Diamond Jubilee Exhibition at-

Birmingham School of Jewellery, March 12 to 30;

Llantrisant Gallery, April (dates tbc)

Goldsmiths’ Centre, Clerkenwell, London, June 11 to 16;

SH Gallery, Edinburgh, July 2 to 28;

North Glasgow College, August 27 to 31.

 

For further information see www.acj.org.uk 

For high res images of the jewellery, please contact chair@acj.org.uk .

 

 

 

 

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on March 12, 2012 at 5:50pm

Art Call: Best of Britain

Competition: Create your own stamp artwork, the size of a postcard and send it through the post, to be included in the exhibition which celebrates Queen Elizabeth II’s Coronation. Theme: BEST OF BRITAIN. 
Deadline 20th APRIL 2012. Exhibition 30th April - 5th June at the Corinium Museum. See 'Submit Work' for submission details http://bestofbritain.tumblr.com/
Comment by Rebecca Skeels on March 12, 2012 at 5:47pm

Jewellery competition inspired by wine. This in an annual event hosted by Torre Fornello Vineyard in collaboration with Associazione Gioiello Contemporaneo (AGC ) and Le Arti Orafe Jewellery School in Firenze.

Deadline

3/20/2012

Details

Prizes winners receive free entry to a Stefano Marchetti workshop. Entry fee EUR60. Full details available online. www.agc-it.org/public/userfiles/GIOIELLI_IN_FERMENTO_2012__Announce...

Contact

Associazione Gioiello Contemporaneo

Italy

www.agc-it.org/public/userfiles/GIOIELLI_IN_FERMENTO_2012__Announce...

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on March 10, 2012 at 6:28am
Comment by Rebecca Skeels on March 5, 2012 at 3:04pm

Arts and Industry Residency

Criteria: Emerging and established visual artists worldwide - John Michael Kohler Arts Center and Kohler Co. support artists from around the world through an Arts/Industry residency program. Artists-in-residence gain access to pottery, iron and brass foundries and the enamel shop to develop a wide variety of work in clay, enamelled cast iron, and brass. The residency program operates year round to support approximately sixteen artists annually, usually four in residence at a time. Participants may develop a wide variety of work including but not limited to functional and sculptural forms, murals and reliefs, temporary or permanent site-specific installations, and public art commissions.
Deadline: 01 April 2012
Contact
John Michael Kohler Arts Centre and Kohler Co.
USA - Kohler, Wisconsin
www.jmkac.org
Details
Artists-in-residence are given a studio space, free materials, use of equipment, technical assistance, photographic services, housing and round-trip transportation. Full details available online. www.jmkac.org

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on March 5, 2012 at 3:02pm

Studio Opportunities for Visual Artists 2012

Criteria: Crescent Arts is inviting artists to apply for subsidised studio space supported through professional development, exhibition opportunities and access to workshop facilities. Application is open to visual artists working in any discipline.
Deadline: 30 March 2012
Contact
Crescent Arts
Scarborough
www.crescentarts.co.uk
Details
For an information pack please contact: info@crescentarts.co.uk Subject: Crescent Arts Studio Application Please send applications BY POST to: Stuart Cameron, Director (studio applications) Crescent Arts, The Crescent, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO11 2PW For further information about us please visit our website www.crescentarts.co.uk T: 01723 351461

 

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A modern metalsmith/metal artist can be found working in traditional metals as well as in nontraditional materials. The designs can range from the classic to the extravagant, and the techniques can either be centuries old or decidedly current.

The wide range of expression preferences, design options, materials, and processes has lead within our field to unfavorable misconceptions, misunderstandings and in some cases even outright disdain between artists. Can the metal and jewelry field overcome its division and send out a much-needed signal?

We appreciate and respect our historical past and acknowledge that current materials have a rightful place in jewelry/object making!

Arriving at this message is the goal of this traveling exhibition opening at the SNAG conference in Boston 2015, Velvet da Vinci, San Francisco, CA - Aug 19 - Sept 20, 2015, Equinox Gallery, San Antonio, TX - Oct 16 - Nov 15, 2015, Baltimore Jewelry Center, Baltimore, MD - Dec 11, 2015 - Jan 08, 2016, Brooklyn Metal Works, Brooklyn, NY - Feb 5 - Mar 4, 2016.

DETAILS on exhibition premise, call for artists, submission guidelines.....

Rachel and Brigitte will be appearing on the wonderful Jay Whaley Metalsmith Benchtalk Radio Show, talking about the Co:Operation Garnish project, how they came up with the idea, what the project is about and the plans moving forward.

The radio show will be LIVE on air September 25, 2014 @ 6PM EST / 3 PM Pacific.

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/whaleystudios

Listeners can call in during the show via phone, skype, or directly connect via the blog talk website.

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