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: 18 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 10:57am

Jewel Crowd Summer Read Starts Here       http://journal.thegembank.com/jewel-crowd-summer-reading?ecid=ACspr...

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on August 20, 2017 at 10:51am
Comment by Rebecca Skeels on August 20, 2017 at 10:50am

BRUNCH WITH THE DIRECTOR
Thu 5 October 2017  
10am – 12pm, Free (including brunch)

Improving your technical skills is a lifelong process. Join Peter Taylor, Director of the Goldsmiths’ Centre, for a lively discussion on what resources you use to further your practice and what platforms could support your development and knowledge sharing.  Book now http://www.goldsmiths-centre.org/whats-on/public-events/brunch-with...

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on August 20, 2017 at 10:48am


 http://www.goldsmiths-centre.org/whats-on/public-events/creative-li...
CREATIVE LINKS:
REDEFINING LUXURY TALK
Wed 20 September 2017  
6pm - 8.30pm, £15 (incl a glass of wine)

What does it mean to be a responsible luxury brand in the 21st century? Hear experts, Simon Rainer, Louisa Cox, Pippa Small, Orsola de Castro and Tasmin Blanchard, explore how sustainability and social responsibility are no longer optional for luxury brands – they are essentials. Book now

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on August 20, 2017 at 10:47am

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Blue Line Arts Coker Main Gallery

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APPLY NOW  http://www.bluelinearts.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/Blue-Line-Ca...

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on August 20, 2017 at 10:43am

pop the date in your diary now for festival of crafts, a one-stop shop for buying handcrafted homewares, jewellery, textiles, ceramics, leatherwork and much more. Over 70 designer/makers – that you won't find on the high street – will be exhibiting in the marketplace. So gather some friends and make a day of it with lunch in our Riverside Café – don't miss a perfect opportunity to get ahead on your Christmas shopping.

https://farnhammaltings.com/events/festival-of-crafts-2017/

festival of crafts, now in its 21st year, is a celebration of contemporary crafts.
We are delighted to welcome more than 70 craftspeople to the maltings over one weekend in October. Running alongside this busy marketplace are free demo's and drop-in craft activities.
It's just £3 for a day ticket, which includes a catalogue, and under 15s' tickets are free!

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on August 20, 2017 at 10:40am


National Trust Retail Opportunity Open Call

Stewart Hearn
Description

National Trust has partnered with the Crafts Council - Britain's national development agency for contemporary craft - to sponsor the 2017 National Trust Artisan & Craft Retail Open Call. In addition to developing a range exclusively for the National Trust, the winner of the open call will receive a profile on the Crafts Council Directory for the best UK makers, the opportunity to develop their professional practice at a Crafts Council professional development workshop and a one year subscription to Crafts magazine - the magazine for contemporary craft, that brings together the best craft from the UK and around the world.
How to Apply

Please submit applications via the Crafts Council Submission page : www.craftscouncil.org.uk/account/application-national-trust

Deadline for applications: 4pm on Friday 1 September 2017

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on August 20, 2017 at 10:36am

Behind the scenes with Tatty Devine
http://www.craftscouncil.org.uk/articles/tatty-devine/?utm_source=M...

We visited Tatty Devine founders Harriet Vine and Rosie Wolfenden to talk about starting their jewellery practice in the 90s, working with pioneering jeweller Susanna Heron and their compulsion to make. Watch the interview.

The energetic jewellery duo feature in our exhibition I AM HERE, which includes over 90 pieces of jewellery from the last 40 years.

See the show at The Hospital Club in London before it closes on 28 August.

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on August 20, 2017 at 10:35am

It’s just a few weeks until the finalists of the Woman’s Hour Craft Prize go on show at the V&A.
https://www.vam.ac.uk/exhibitions/womans-hour-craft-prize?utm_sourc...

Want to learn more about the 12 makers, all selected for their outstanding contribution to craft in the last five years? BBC Radio 4’s Woman’s Hour has been profiling the finalists – listen to all of them so far.

Also watch out for the next issue of Crafts, which features a special Woman's Hour Craft Prize supplement - out early September.

Catch the exhibition at the V&A from 7 September 2017 to 5 February 2018, before it goes on tour.

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on August 20, 2017 at 10:34am

Dear Members,



We are looking for  volunteers to help on the ACJ stand at the Goldsmiths' Hall on 31st October & 1st November for the Make Your Mark event, organised by the Assay Office London.



This is aimed at students on precious metal courses across the UK.


We need people to staff our stall and tell visitors about ACJ and the benefits of being a member.



If you could spare a few hours it would really help.

On Tuesday 31st October,  the event is open 10.30am to 5.30pm.


On Wednesday 1st November, the event will open at 10.00 am and finishes at 4.00pm.

If you are able to help, please email me at enquiries@acj.org.uk



THANK YOU!

 

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