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: Mar 30

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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Hello ACJ followers, Likers and Members. Could you comment on this post and let us know the one thing you like to see on our networks and the one thing you would prefer not to see! Thank you.

Started by Rebecca Skeels Mar 7. 0 Replies

Hello ACJ followers, Likers and Members. Could you comment on this post and let us know the one thing you like to see on our networks and the one thing you would prefer not to see! Thank you.Continue

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Comment by Rebecca Skeels on March 30, 2018 at 7:25am

Arts side-lined in Sector Deal for the creative industries
The £150m Creative Industries Sector Deal supports the development of creative clusters and the roll out of a creative careers programme but prioritises digital businesses over culture.
https://www.artsprofessional.co.uk/news/arts-side-lined-sector-deal...

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on March 30, 2018 at 6:22am

for those that missed it: Future%20Craft%20to%20Email.pdf

thank  you all that made it to the conference in Mid March, we hope to see you all again soon at future events.

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on March 30, 2018 at 6:05am

Stephen Bottomley trained at the Royal College of Art (1999-2001) having previously studied at West Surrey College of Art and Design and the University of Brighton, which included a key period within Rhode Island School of Designs’ metal programme (USA 1998).

Stephen established his first studio in 1990 in Brighton with a Prince’s Trust Grant and now exhibits work internationally. A passionate teacher he has lectured at Hastings College of Art, the University of Brighton and the Surrey Institute of Design, before relocating to Sheffield as course leader of Metalwork and Jewellery at Sheffield Hallam University 2004-08.

Between 2005-7 he served as the fourth chairman for the Association for Contemporary Jewellery (ACJ). In 2008 he moved to Scotland as Head of Jewellery and Silversmithing at Edinburgh College of Art.

Jewellery is represented by the Crafts Council and Scottish gallery and held in collections by the British Museum, Royal College of Art and South East Arts and Crafts.
https://www.acj.org.uk/index.php/cb-profile/126-stephenbottomley

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on March 30, 2018 at 5:50am
Craft Alliance Center of Art + Design will partner with Maryville University to present I.M.A.G.I.N.E. Peace Now, a powerful traveling exhibition created as a positive response to the rising tide of gun violence in America. Conceived by metalsmith Boris Bally and brought to St. Louis through the help of his long-time collector Michael Staenberg, the exhibition features works by some 100 artists who have crafted sculptures using decommissioned firearms collected during community buy-back programs.
 
Over the last twenty years, we have seen the rise of this violence sweep into our schools, movie theaters, malls, and neighborhoods. Throughout history, artists have often served as the voices and illustrators of movements for change. This exhibition is an invitation to conversations about violence in America today and about potential constructive responses to that crisis.
Comment by Rebecca Skeels on March 30, 2018 at 5:48am
NEWS & IDEAS
THE MARCH 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.
 
Comment by Rebecca Skeels on March 30, 2018 at 5:46am
Olivia Schlevogt
I was born 1970 in the south of Germany and completed a jewellery apprenticeship before moving to England in 1995.
 
Before becoming self-employed in 1999, I completed a degree in Silversmithing HND and Jewellery Design BA in England. I have since won many prizes for design and craftsmanship.
 
Now well established in a workshop in Rochester near London, I show my work at Jewellery Fairs across the UK and selected Galleries and work to commission.
Comment by Rebecca Skeels on March 30, 2018 at 5:43am
INTERVIEW
IN CONVERSATION WITH MIA HALL
Director, Penland School of Crafts
by Adriane Dalton
 
"When I interviewed at Penland this summer, I fretted over what to wear. At one point, [my husband] told me to stop worrying. 'Nobody cares what clothes you wear as long as you wear really good jewelry,' he said. I have found that to be very true. I have noticed that many of the staff wear bold, beautiful jewelry daily, and I am slowly building my personal collection."
Comment by Rebecca Skeels on March 30, 2018 at 5:32am

#NewDesigners Unleashing radical thinking
This summer, New Designers returns with more than 3,000 of the brightest new creative minds under one roof, representing every area of contemporary design.

The exhibition is a two-week celebration of visionary design that sees students of 200+ creative courses unveiling never-before-seen work to thousands of industry professionals and design lovers. It is the place where the national design scene is refreshed by ambitious emerging talents and where career-making connections are made.

Save the dates:
Week 1: June 27-30
Week 2: July 4-7 2018

Advance tickets are now on sale, with prices starting from just £7.50 + booking fee.
BOOK TICKETS
https://www.newdesigners.com/ticket-information/?utm_source=Adestra...

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on March 30, 2018 at 5:32am
Daphne Krinos
Fine jeweller Daphne Krinos is known for her bold and architectural designs. Her pieces are found in the permanent collections of the V&A, the Goldsmiths Company and the Crafts Council and will be shown as part of the Cosmima Jewellery Collective exhibition at 67 York Street.
Comment by Rebecca Skeels on March 30, 2018 at 5:18am
Made by Hand: Welcome to new jewellery by Carol Hunt.
 
 
 
Carol’s contemporary designs are inspired by her memories, experiences and the contradictions and contrasts of life. These are explored in a subtle rather than explicit manner, through concepts of light/dark, simplicity/complexity and strength/delicacy and combinations of precious metals and gemstones. We're really happy to have her collection with us on madebyhandonline. https://madebyhandonline.com/collections/carol-hunt
 

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"Arts side-lined in Sector Deal for the creative industries The £150m Creative Industries Sector Deal supports the development of creative clusters and the roll out of a creative careers programme but prioritises digital businesses over…"
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Rebecca Skeels commented on Rebecca Skeels's group The Association for Contemporary Jewellery
"for those that missed it: Future%20Craft%20to%20Email.pdf thank  you all that made it to the conference in Mid March, we hope to see you all again soon at future events."
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Mar 30
Rebecca Skeels commented on Rebecca Skeels's group The Association for Contemporary Jewellery
"Craft Alliance Center of Art + Design will partner with Maryville University to present I.M.A.G.I.N.E. Peace Now, a powerful traveling exhibition created as a positive response to the rising tide of gun violence in America. Conceived by metalsmith…"
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