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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: 67
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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 on March 15, 2012 at 12:12pm

Hello

 

I would like to let you know about an exciting opportunity to promote your work at a unique Craft Fair in Dorking on the weekend of 28 and 29 July 2012.

 

As part of the London 2012 Olympics, the cycling road race passes through Dorking on 28 and 29 July. Official estimates predict over 20,000 visitors to the town at that time.

 

Dorking Halls is on the route of the road race and is planning to make use of this unique opportunity to arrange a Craft Fair showcasing some of the best contemporary craftspeople. To make this event as accessible as possible we will not be charging any admission for visitors.

 

The road race brings with it some logistical issues, in that the road past the venue will be closed for much of Saturday 28 and Sunday 29th. Stall holders will set up on Friday 27 July and can dismantle either on Sunday evening or on the Monday morning. Overnight security will be provided each night so stall can be left set up for the duration. More information is on the attached sheet.

 

I have attached an Application Form and some information for your consideration. If you are interested in taking a stand, you will need to return the Application Form to me by 20th April. After that there will be a selection process and we will then contact you to let you know if we can offer you a space and ask you to complete an Acceptance Form. 

 

If you have any questions, feel free to contact me, though I am on leave from 12-16 March. If you need to speak to someone before then you can call Stuart Cole on (01306) 879314.

 

I look forward to hearing from you,

 

Yours sincerely,

 

Keith Garrow,

General Manager,

Dorking Halls.

tel: (01306) 879311

email: keith.garrow@molevalley.gov.uk

 

For further information on events and facilities at Dorking Halls, visit our website at www.dorkinghalls.co.uk

 

 

Have you tried www.molevalley.gov.uk? Our easy to use, accessible website allows you to access our services at any time. You can look at planning applications, pay bills online or find out more about where you live using the Mole Valley and Me feature.

 

Please note that calls to the Council may be recorded and monitored for training purposes. The computer system may also be monitored and recorded to secure the effective operation of the system and for other lawful purposes. This email and any files transmitted with it are intended solely for the use of the individual or entity to which they are addressed. If you are not the intended recipient, the E-mail and any files have been transmitted to you in error and any copying, distribution or other use of the information contained in them is strictly prohibited.

 

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on March 12, 2012 at 5:21pm
Comment by Rebecca Skeels on March 12, 2012 at 5:14pm


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 5:12pm

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 5:00pm

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 4:57pm

 

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 4:50pm

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 4:47pm

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 5:28am
Comment by Rebecca Skeels on March 5, 2012 at 2:04pm

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

 

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