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: 67
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 on January 16, 2017 at 3:24pm

Do you know any KickStarters?

IJL's search for the next top 10 emerging designers has started. Winners of KickStart will benefit from a training day covering all aspects of brand promotion and much more... http://www.jewellerylondon.com/KickStart?utm_campaign=IJL2017_ExPro...

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on January 16, 2017 at 3:09pm

Goldsmiths' Centre: Industry Survey
The Goldsmiths' Centre is seeking the views of people working within the trade to help shape a range of new services which aim to develop a broad range of commercial and leadership skills. Please take a few minutes to complete this online survey, with a prize draw to win tickets for Stephen Webster and Theo Fennell in Conversation. https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/Goldsmiths-Centre-Business-Needs-S...

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on January 16, 2017 at 3:07pm

2016 Goldsmiths' Craft and Design Council Awards Exhibition
17 January - 7 March 2017
The Goldsmiths’ Craft and Design Council showcase the winners from its 2016 competition along with a selection of work from two of the leading names in the world of contemporary jewellery, Theo Fennell and Stephen Webster. http://www.goldsmiths-centre.org/whats-on/exhibitions/the-goldsmith...

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on January 10, 2017 at 4:29pm
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The 2017 SNAG Nexus Conference is seeking curators, organizations, schools, and individuals to offer a fresh look at the field of contemporary metalsmithing through a multiple-exhibition event called Adorned Spaces. This juried event will highlight both established and emerging artists to celebrate the innovation of metalsmithing that "Connects Ideas."

http://www.snagmetalsmith.org/conferences/nexus/programs-events/ado...
Comment by Rebecca Skeels on January 10, 2017 at 4:07pm
Remember the time difference when submitting too!

It's hard to believe that 2017 is here. And with its arrival comes the last chance for established jewelry artists to submit proposals for the inaugural Susan Beech Mid-Career Artist Grant.

The $20,000 grant is available to an artist between the ages of 35 and 55 who has created a substantial body of work. This largest-of-its-kind grant is intended to help an artist create and implement a significant jewelry-related project.

The deadline to submit a proposal is midnight MST on January 16. Don't delay, because once the deadline passes, this grant opportunity won't be available for another two years.

Submit your proposal today for the opportunity to create some fierce work tomorrow. Find out everything you need to know at the link below.

https://artjewelryforum.org/2017-susan-beech-mid-career-artist-gran...
Comment by Rebecca Skeels on January 10, 2017 at 3:59pm
Comment by Rebecca Skeels on January 7, 2017 at 6:09am

Applications for Goldsmiths' Fair 2017 are now open
Applications to exhibit are now open, and close at midnight 24 February 2017.
All information and instructions for the online application can be found on the website. All applications must be completed via the online form.
The Goldsmiths’ Fair Selection Committee will meet in March and applicants will be advised of the outcome thereafter.
Over two weeks in autumn 2017, Goldsmiths’ Fair will showcase new collections from the best UK-based designer-makers working in gold and silver. Last year, 150 exhibitors took part and 10,000 people visited the event.
​Week One
26 September – 1 October 2017
Week Two
3 – 8 October 2017

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on January 7, 2017 at 6:09am

Master Polisher Stephen M Goldsmith

http://www.goldsmiths-centre.org/blog/2016/december/8/interview-wit...
Interview with Master Polisher Stephen M Goldsmith
In this blog post we speak to Master Polisher Stephen M Goldsmith FIPG KCHS who has over 45 years of experience in polishing jewellery and silverware. Now working with well-known society jeweller Theo Fennell, he teaches our Precision Polishing Jewellery and Silverware short courses.

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on January 7, 2017 at 6:06am

http://www.goldsmiths-centre.org/whats-on/exhibitions/celebrating-e... rt
medals are a fresh challenging medium for artists, sculptures and medallists. They are not to be found on the chests of heroes or in athletes’ lockers, but are a contemporary expression of a much older tradition of medals as hand-sized works of art.

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on January 7, 2017 at 6:03am

http://www.snagmetalsmith.org/2017-eip/

2017 Curated “Exhibition in Print” — Call for Related Work
Repair and Renewal: Making Things Whole Again
Guest Curator, Stuart Kestenbaum

 

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"2017 EXHIBITORS ANNOUNCEDHandmade in Britain are delighted to reveal that over 200 designer-makers have been selected to show their latest collections at Handmade at Kew this autumn.The 2017 exhibitors include talented ceramicists, jewellers,…"
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