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: on Sunday

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 6, 2018 at 5:39am

Craft in Focus Artist of the week:

Samuel Waterhouse - Jeweller and Silversmith
http://www.craftinfocus.com/samuel-waterhouse

Samuel Waterhouse is a self-taught jeweller and silversmith who aims to create contemporary jewellery and silverware inspired by antiquity. He began making after being shown a silver spoon made by his father - who then taught him the first basic techniques of silversmithing. Samuel then continued to teach himself through books, practice and experimentation.

As he is predominantly self-taught, Samuel sees his work as largely process led. He usually begins his work by creating his own alloy of metal specifically for a piece that he has in mind. He prefers working in this way as he believes that by beginning to make from this very base level (by alloying metals and casting ingots - then gradually becoming more refined in terms of process, accuracy and skill) it enables him to observe the transformation of materials and gain an insight into its physical character.

Samuel's work is partly design led - mainly taking inspiration from antiquity, yet if he notices a particular way a material is responding he will respect and follow this development and let that partly determine how the piece continues to mature. His work is therefore inspired by the material's nature foremost, rather than a pre-developed design - his main motivation being to best illustrate that found nature, within a piece
of jewellery or silverware.

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on January 6, 2018 at 5:37am

London Design Fair
Plan your year, apply by Monday 22nd January for
the Early booking rate!
http://www.londondesignfair.co.uk/application-form?utm_source=All+S...

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on January 6, 2018 at 5:33am
 
Position for an Assistant/Associate Professor, Jewelry + Metalsmithing at Rhode Island School of Design
Open call / Professional Practice / 03 Nov 2017 - 08 Jan 2018
Comment by Rebecca Skeels on January 6, 2018 at 5:28am


Gioielli in Fermento 8th Edition
Open call / 20 Dec 2017 - 18 Feb 2018
Open call for established and emergent artists and designers, to present a themed unreleased work of sperimental jewellery.

Villa Braghieri – Sunday May 13th 2018

Castel San Giovanni, Piacenza, Italy

Opening and Award ceremony: May 13, 2018
Visiting weekends: May 19-20 and 26-27 hrs. 11.00-19.00
Weekdays by appointment until May 27, 2018

With the support of the City of Castel San Giovanni (Piacenza, Italy) and the collaboration of AGC Associazione Gioiello Contemporaneo, LAO Le Arti Orafe Jewellery School – Firenze, Charon Kransen Arts, Joya International Art Jewellery Fair, Klimt02 network, this international studio jewelry competition has become a relevant happening for the cultural environment and the community of arts in Val Tidone, every year by exploring an international vision more and more accredited and widening to the passionate and researchers for contemporary experimental jewellery.

Starting from the landscapes of Italy in the wine-making region of Emilia hills, enjoying positive and inspiring environments, it opens its borders involving established and emerging artists from every country to express their relation with this particular context. Contemporary jewellery here may be seen as a “fermenting” creative process: the challenge is to turn natural and available elements into something precious and unique.

A great attention is payed to the student sections, involving institutes for art education based all over the world which would offer an interesting view to younger students and undergraduates looking for further in/depth experiences (learning and master degree sections).


The theme of the competition.
Private time and social interaction

https://gioiellinfermento.com/2017/12/10/call-for-entries/

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on January 6, 2018 at 5:23am
Jewelry Center
92Y Jewelry Residency Program
92nd Street Y’s International Jewelry Artist Residency is a juried residency for cutting edge, emerging and established jewelry artists to develop their work in the multifaceted New York City art scene.
 
For a month from August 22 through September 23, 2018, the Residency will provide the opportunity for an international artist with a studio-based practice to develop a new body of work or complete research while engaging with NYC’s cultural community. Applications and supporting materials must be submitted by February 12, 2018. A rotating panel of experts and professionals in the arts and humanities will independently review applications and materials, and the selected jeweler will be notified by April 2, 2018.
 

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on January 6, 2018 at 5:21am
The History of Korean Jewelry by Jung-Hoo Kim
 
Lectures / Munich Jewellery Week - Schmuck - Talente - 2018 Klimt02 Member on Show at Munick Jewellery Week 2018 / 11 Mar 2018
 
Comment by Rebecca Skeels on January 6, 2018 at 5:18am
Apply now to be part of the UK's most exciting showcase for contemporary jewellery and silver, now in its 36th year.
Last year's Fair showcased 126 of the UK's best designer-makers working in gold and silver, and welcomed over 8,500 visitors to the magnificent Goldsmiths' Hall in the City of London.
Applications to participate in 2018 close at 9am, Monday 26 February.
All information and instructions for the online application can be found on the website.
Applicants will be advised of the outcome after the Selection Committee meets in March.
Week One
25 – 30 September 2018
Week Two
2 – 7 October 2018
 
Comment by Rebecca Skeels on January 6, 2018 at 5:15am

FINALISTS OF THE 2018 AJF ARTIST AWARD

KARIN ROY ANDERSSON (Sweden)
2009 Master of Applied Art, University of Arts and Crafts and Design, Gothenburg, Sweden

BIFEI CAO (China)
2017 PhD, Gold and Silversmithing, Australian National University, Canberra, Australia

CORRINA GOUTOS (US/Germany)
2013 BFA, Jewelry and Objects, Savannah College of Art and Design, Savannah, Georgia, United States

AURÉLIE GUILLAUME (Canada)
NSCAD University in Canada

JELIZAVETA SUSKA (Sweden)
2015 MA, Jewelry Art, Academy of Design and Crafts, Gothenburg, Sweden

https://artjewelryforum.org/ajf-announces-finalists-for-the-2018-ar...

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on January 6, 2018 at 5:15am

John Hansard Gallery: Gallery Technical Manager
In 2018 John Hansard Gallery will relocate to our new purpose-built home in the city centre as part of Studio 144, Southampton's Cultural Quarter. Ahead of relocation, we are looking to appoint a full time Gallery Technical Manager at this exciting moment of transformation.
Deadline: 9 January 2018

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on January 6, 2018 at 5:04am


The Competition
The Goldsmiths' Craft and Design Council runs the annual Craftsmanship & Design Awards.
http://www.craftanddesigncouncil.org.uk/page/competition/

 

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