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: 9 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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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: 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 7, 2018 at 5:41am

PhD Studentship: Luxury and Visual Culture
University of Southampton - Winchester School of Art - Winchester Luxury Research Group
Qualification type: PhD
Location: Southampton
Funding for: UK Students, EU Students, International Students
Funding amount: Full tuition fee and maintenance funding for 3 years
Full Time

Closes: 15th February 2018
Ref: FBLA-ART-008
http://www.jobs.ac.uk/job/BGT215/phd-studentship-luxury-and-visual-...

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on January 7, 2018 at 5:39am

PhD Studentship: Luxury and Fashion
University of Southampton - Winchester School of Art - Winchester Luxury Research Group
Qualification type: PhD
Location: Southampton
Funding for: UK Students, EU Students, International Students
Funding amount: Full tuition fee and maintenance funding for 3 years
Hours: Full Time
Placed on: 4th January 2018
Closes: 15th February 2018
Reference: FBLA-ART-009
http://www.jobs.ac.uk/job/BGT221/phd-studentship-luxury-and-fashion/

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on January 7, 2018 at 5:35am

Head of Curriculum - Creative Industries
Brighton Metropolitan College
Location: Brighton
Salary: £47,638 to £53,598 per annum
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed on: 3rd January 2018
Closes: 4th February 2018
http://www.jobs.ac.uk/job/BGS272/head-of-curriculum-creative-indust...

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on January 6, 2018 at 10:41am

Gill Wing Exhibition: Modern LIfe Exhibition https://www.facebook.com/events/140814386630450/

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on January 6, 2018 at 5:41am
It's a New Year and we're starting it off with a brand new issue of craft&design Online! Articles, features, news items, video clips and more, all keeping you in touch with what's going on and what's coming up.
 
Click here for your free January edition of craft&design Online
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.
 

 

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Rebecca Skeels commented on Rebecca Skeels's group The Association for Contemporary Jewellery
"https://www.facebook.com/events/176255089772696/?active_tab=about Future Craft: Entrepreneurship or Enterprise? 14 March at 10:00–18:00 The University for the Creative Arts is liaising with leading institutions to instigate and…"
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Rebecca Skeels commented on Rebecca Skeels's group The Association for Contemporary Jewellery
"happy to announce that #Narrative #Jewelry by ACJ Member Mark Fenn published by Schiffer Publishing is now available in the #UK from all good #booksellers. For a signed copy please visit narrative-jewellery.com/?utm_content=b… and fill in the…"
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Rebecca Skeels commented on Rebecca Skeels's group The Association for Contemporary Jewellery
"Forging a Silver Spoon with Barbara Amstutz - Silversmith - Switzerland https://madineurope.eu/trainings/135/forging_a_silver_spoon_with_barbara_amstutz_silversmith_switzerland/"
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Rebecca Skeels commented on Rebecca Skeels's group The Association for Contemporary Jewellery
"Dodge the shredder Tuesday 20 February 2018, 10.30am-4.30pm A full-day workshop empowering artists and individuals to fundraise effectively and create a financial strategy for their projects. The session looks at: - Approaching galleries…"
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Rebecca Skeels commented on Rebecca Skeels's group The Association for Contemporary Jewellery
"Klimt02 is looking for contributors to submit texts for review and consideration for publication at section Forum to communicate them world wide.   Klimt02 Forum is a space for opinion, debate and exchange. In it you can access articles,…"
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Rebecca Skeels commented on Rebecca Skeels's group The Association for Contemporary Jewellery
"As each year for more than 20 years now, the AMBERIF International Fair of Amber, Jewellery and Gemstones invites artists and designers from all over the world to spend some time with a piece of amber and present their interpretation of a…"
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Rebecca Skeels commented on Rebecca Skeels's group The Association for Contemporary Jewellery
"Young artist working in the applied arts and technology will have the opportunity to show their work in the international competition TALENTE 2018 in Munich, Germany, during the International Trade Fair for the Skilled Trades from 7th to 13th March…"
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