The Association for Contemporary Jewellery


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.


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 



• 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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What would you like to read or write about?

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: 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: 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:

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Comment by Rebecca Skeels on March 18, 2017 at 10:43am

NEW bursaries - Full time study
FdA Historic Craft Practices
Bursary application deadline: 1 May 2017 (for this new bursary only)

"Funding made studying at West Dean possible for me and it has been totally worth it…I advise any student not to be put off by fees as it is all possible." Fons Vogel, Musical Instruments

FdA Historic Craft Practices - Clocks
FdA Historic Craft Practices - Furniture
FdA Historic Craft Practices - Metalwork
FdA Historic Craft Practices - Musical Instruments
If you are interested in studying any of our foundation degrees, then don't miss our funding application deadline, made available by The Edward James Foundation for one third of the first years tuition fees, applicable for September 2017 entry.

The foundation degrees in Historic Craft Practices are validated by the University of Sussex and give students the opportunity to develop high level practical craftsmanship skills.

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on March 18, 2017 at 10:35am Today, the nation learned the startling news that President Trump has proposed a full elimination of the National Endowment for the Arts, National Endowment for the Humanities, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, Institute for Museum and and other vital arts and culture institutions. In this first proposed budget for FY2018 from the White House, we are facing what many have been speculating would happen. But we are not giving up.
This is not a done deal. It is only the first of many steps in the eventual passage of a federal budget that lays out the administration's priorities that will be negotiated with Congress. The final budget will be written by and passed by Congress over the next few months, which means WE MUST ACT NOW to advocate for the federal funding of the arts and humanities and the very future of our culture.
CERF+ is taking the following steps
• CERF+ is co-sponsoring and participating in Arts Advocacy Day to strongly advocate for arts and artist friendly policies in Washington DC.
• CERF+ is co-sponsoring the CREATE Act of 2016 (S. 2648) introduced by Senator Tom Udall (NM), which includes our proposed regulatory change at FEMA for post disaster tool replacement for self-employed workers (like artists).
• CERF+ is reaching out to our own community (that’s you!) encouraging your voice and participation in these important efforts.
Comment by Rebecca Skeels on March 18, 2017 at 10:32am

IJL is #withyou

IJL has announced a new marketing campaign - #withyou - inspired by its industry leading initiatives and designed to showcase its continuing commitment to the UK and international jewellery sector.

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on March 18, 2017 at 10:29am

The GNCCF celebrates its 10th anniversary - join us!

Applications are now invited from contemporary craft designer-makers and artists working in ceramics, jewellery, interior textiles, fashion design, print-making, wood, lighting, furniture & product design, glass, metal, basket-making and more.

Closing date: 18th April.

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on March 18, 2017 at 10:28am

 Handmade at Kew, the third edition of our four day international contemporary craft event taking place at Kew Gardens this autumn.

We are currently seeking makers - who create beautiful, high-end work - to exhibit at the event

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on March 18, 2017 at 10:23am

At London Craft Week, one of our aims is to highlight the very best skills and techniques across different disciplines, remaining focused on the makers.

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on March 18, 2017 at 10:22am

Shaun Leane on Alexander McQueen at Sarabande Foundation - See more at:

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on March 18, 2017 at 10:21am

Hello and welcome to this week’s newsletter. We’re gearing up here for Baselworld next week – are you going? We are going to be reporting live from the show, we’ll be intsagramming like crazy and tweeting the news and our views from the show. Is there something that we can report for you? Hit reply and let us know.

In the meantime best put the kettle on for this week’s newsletter, from Rolls Royce bejewelling a car to Ivanka Trump selling cheaper jewellery now to appeal to the masses, the death of the classic engagement ring and the Goldsmiths Craft and Design Council Awards - The Oscars of the Industry


Comment by Rebecca Skeels on March 18, 2017 at 10:18am

An exhibition marking the history of Britain's tattoo history - including a wall of 100 silicon hands decorated by leading artists - has gone on display.

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on March 18, 2017 at 10:15am

Design agency Seymourpowell recently collaborated with Blumenthal and The Fat Duck’s confectionery chefs to create an intricate mechanical sweet shop that dispenses the restaurant’s final course – a selection of petit fours.


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