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: 11 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

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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 August 20, 2017 at 10:19am
The New Materiality
A Crafts Council showcase presented at Tresor Craft fair in Basel, 21-24 September 2017.
Seven artists with an innovative approach to materials have been selected to show new works, each using their chosen materials to communicate ideas and research, whether it be commenting on the growing refugee crisis, the availability of raw materials in the future, exploring new ways of dying textiles in a sustainable way, creating pattern or discovering new forms for furniture. The New Materiality is the third showcase of the A Future Made programme and will take place at the TRESOR contemporary craft fair.
 
The Crafts Council stand at Tresor will be designed by the London-based practice Julia with graphics by London designers BCMH.
Adam Guy Blencowe
Natsai Audrey Chieza
James Shaw
Esna Su
The Colour of Hair
Fabio Hendry and Martijn Rigters
Yesenia Thibault-Picazo
Laura Youngson
Comment by Rebecca Skeels on August 12, 2017 at 8:14am

Artist in Residence

The Jakob Bengel-Foundation in cooperation with the Trier University of Applied Sciences has started an artist-in-residence program in mai 2006. The artists are invited to work for a period of 1 to 3 months in the historical chain and bijoux factory Jakob Bengel.  
http://www.hochschule-trier.de/index.php?id=5145&L=1

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on August 12, 2017 at 6:39am

NEWS & IDEAS
THE AUGUST REPORT
by Art Jewelry Forum

Latest calls for entry, major jewelry exhibitions, and jewelry events around the world along with other interesting news and articles you don't want to miss.
https://artjewelryforum.org/the-august-report?utm_source=8.7.2017+N...

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on August 12, 2017 at 6:33am

Artists “Get Ready” Grants help artists working in craft disciplines safeguard their studios, protect their careers and prepare for emergencies. Up to 10 grants ($500 for individual artists and $1,500 for groups of artists) will be awarded on a competitive basis in two grant cycles to eligible artists towards the purchase of goods or services that will have a direct impact on increasing emergency readiness. Full grant guidelines and application are available here.
 
Eligible Activities:
•    Business Protection - business insurance, inventory software, business continuity planning, creating secure business record-keeping systems
•    Studio Safeguards - safety equipment, improvements to studio health and safety, purchasing safer materials and supplies
•    Emergency/Disaster Readiness emergency tools, supplies and equipment, studio upgrades to reduce disaster risk, theft protection measures
•    Career Protection - legacy or estate planning, financial planning services, documentation or digitization of artwork and/or related records, legal counsel, enrolling in a professional development course or workshop.
https://cerfplus.org/get-ready/get-ready-grants/?org=808&lvl=10...

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on August 12, 2017 at 6:23am

2017 EXHIBITORS ANNOUNCED
Chelsea Old Town Hall, London
Friday 10 - Sunday 12 November 2017
Handmade in Britain’s annual contemporary craft and design fair at the beautiful Chelsea Old Town Hall celebrates the best in high-end design and craftsmanship from over 100 highly skilled, UK-based designer-makers.
http://www.handmadeinbritain.co.uk/shows/chelsea/about/

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on August 12, 2017 at 6:21am

Baltimore Jewelry Center is seeking proposals. First show to take place Oct. 6 - Nov. 4, 2017.

Information: https://baltimorejewelrycenter.org/pages/exhibition-calls

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on August 12, 2017 at 6:12am

Open Call. San W Gallery Studio Artist Residency Program 2018
https://klimt02.net/events/open-calls/open-call-san-w-gallery-studi...

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on August 12, 2017 at 6:09am

https://klimt02.net/jewellery_map
Jewellery Map if you are going abroad this year


Comment by Rebecca Skeels on August 12, 2017 at 6:04am
Comment by Rebecca Skeels on August 12, 2017 at 6:02am

Talente aims at young artists-craftsmen and has concerning the application an age limit of 33 years of age at the time of application. Therefore, Talente is explicitly an exhibition that is devoted to presenting works of young artists-craftsmen who have finished their studies or are still studying. You can show only once your work at Talente. https://klimt02.net/forum/interviews/talente-competition-wolfgang-l...

 

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Rebecca Skeels commented on Rebecca Skeels's group The Association for Contemporary Jewellery
"ACJ will be at Make your Mark. See you there. https://www.assayofficelondon.co.uk/events/make-your-mark-2017 ;"
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Rebecca Skeels commented on Rebecca Skeels's group The Association for Contemporary Jewellery
"Don't Miss Our Exciting Event in Winchester 17-19 November 2017 This year, brought to you by the organiser of the UK's most popular craft fairs, Craft In Focus is delighted to introduce a mixed discipline contemporary craft fair…"
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Rebecca Skeels commented on Rebecca Skeels's group The Association for Contemporary Jewellery
https://britishart.yale.edu/research/residential-scholar-awards     Visiting Scholar Awards   These awards provide academic, museum, and independent scholars, as well as doctoral students, working in any field related to…"
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Rebecca Skeels commented on Rebecca Skeels's group The Association for Contemporary Jewellery
"Meet the new generation of Hatton Garden jewellers hoping to shake things up in London’s historic diamond quarter. https://www.facebook.com/BBCLondon/videos/1755530434488646/"
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Rebecca Skeels commented on Rebecca Skeels's group The Association for Contemporary Jewellery
"We'll be setting up the 20:20 Visions exhibition at the Crafts Study Centre, UCA Farnham next Wednesday 25th October. Exhibition 31 Oct - 9 December   20:20 Visions exhibition Celebrating twenty years' work from the Association for…"
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Rebecca Skeels commented on Rebecca Skeels's group The Association for Contemporary Jewellery
"New from Suzanne Claire Jewellery...   Made up of interlinking circles, these solid silver studs are adorned with a French knit imprinted pattern, which glistens beautifully as they catch the light. Available in silver or oxidised (blackened)…"
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Rebecca Skeels commented on Rebecca Skeels's group The Association for Contemporary Jewellery
"Showcasing some of the very best and most original makers of high quality contemporary craft and design, MADE LONDON is a must for makers and craft-buyers alike. At madebyhandonline we are delighted to be sponsors of the show again and…"
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