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 Monday

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.

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Comment by Rebecca Skeels on May 12, 2018 at 12:25pm
 
Handmade Oxford
Oxford Town Hall
Friday 18 - Sunday 20 May 2018
Comment by Rebecca Skeels on May 12, 2018 at 12:14pm
Open Programme Funding Competition Round 1
 
This competition is open to the best cutting-edge or disruptive ideas or concepts from any area of technology, science or engineering, including arts, design, media or creative industries, with a view to commercialisation. They can fit into, or be outside of, any one or more of Innovate UK’s Challenge Areas. Projects can focus on feasibility studies which may include market research | industrial research | experimental development depending on the challenge identified and proposed solution. Deadline for registration is noon on 11 July.
Comment by Rebecca Skeels on May 12, 2018 at 12:12pm
 
The National Festival of Making is a unique celebration of UK making, from the factory floor to the kitchen table.
Comment by Rebecca Skeels on May 12, 2018 at 12:10pm
 
Artists condemn exclusion of arts subjects from English baccalaureate
 
More than 100 leading artists say policy will seriously damage many young people’s futures
 
Comment by Rebecca Skeels on May 12, 2018 at 11:53am

thank you New Designers​ for adding us to your e-newsletter

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on May 12, 2018 at 11:50am

A TWO-WEEK CELEBRATION OF VISIONARY DESIGN
Next month, New Designers will showcase new ideas, new ambitions and new thinking from over 3,000 breakthrough design talents and 100 hand-picked design studios in Islington's Business Design Centre.
@NewDesigners
Presenting the largest number of design categories under one roof, expect to find the latest innovations and creativity from design in: Textiles & Fashion, Costume Design, Surface Pattern Design, Ceramics & Glass, Jewellery, Contemporary Design Crafts, Product & Industrial Design, Furniture Design, Spatial Design & Interiors, Graphic Design, Illustration, Animation, and Motion & Digital Arts.

Read on to find out this week's highlights of what's to come this 27-30 June & 4-7 July and browse the full-line-up of designers on our website now. https://www.newdesigners.com/?utm_source=Adestra&utm_medium=ema...

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on May 6, 2018 at 12:45pm
 
Good luck Angie and Paul, thank you for such amazing mags in print and online over the last years!
 
 
As some of our readers may already know, after almost four decades of working in the UK crafts industry, we have made the decision to retire and close the doors on our 35+ years of publishing our magazine.
 
We've had a brilliant time throughout and met some amazing people - check out the Timeline in this final issue for just a few of the things we've done along the way - and we would like to say a huge thank you to all our readers, advertisers, writers and contributors for their wonderful support over the years.
 
With very best wishes for all that the future might hold for you.
 
Kind regards
 
Angie and Paul
Comment by Rebecca Skeels on May 6, 2018 at 12:24pm
Knife Making at Purdey
Demonstration,
12 May 11:30 — 18:00
Comment by Rebecca Skeels on May 6, 2018 at 12:20pm

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Employment issues

1. Tax relief for self-employment - consultation

The Government is consulting on how it could extend the existing tax relief for self-funded work-related training by employees and the self-employed. Currently self-employed workers can deduct the costs of training incurred “wholly and exclusively” for their business where it maintains or updates existing skills, but not when it introduces new skills.

Reforming the rules so that the self-employed can deduct expenditure in these circumstances would support those learning new skills to expand their businesses. It would also make it more consistent with the existing rules for employees. (See sections 5.10 and 5.11 of the consultation document.)

The Crafts Council will be responding to the consultation to welcome and support the proposals. We’d urge you to do the same. The deadline is 8 June.

more self employment issues via link.

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on May 6, 2018 at 12:14pm

LISA WALKER AT TE PAPA MUSEUM, WELLINGTON

Te Papa Museum in Wellington is currently staging a major retrospective of Lisa Walker's work: I want to go to my bedroom but I can't be bothered, charting her remarkable 30 year career from her studies in Dunedin in the late 1980s, through her time completing her Diplom and etsablishing herself as a major new talent in Munich, to her return to New Zealand and today.

Throughout her career, Lisa Walker has pushed toward the extreme. She is described as a ‘contemporary archaeologist’, excavating culture, art, fashion, and photography for ideas and materials. An extraordinary range of works is on display, made from materials including copper, pearls, and pounamu, to found objects like LEGO, cell phones, and egg beaters.

I want to go to my bedroom but I can't be bothered runs until 22 July, go here for more information. https://www.tepapa.govt.nz/visit/exhibitions/toi-art/lisa-walker-i-...

Pictured: Lisa Walker, Pendant, 2010, plastic, lacquer, thread.

 

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"Handmade OxfordOxford Town HallFriday 18 - Sunday 20 May 2018 The doors to the first ever Handmade Oxford are now open. Taking over two magnificent spaces within the grade II-listed Oxford Town…"
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Rebecca Skeels commented on Rebecca Skeels's group The Association for Contemporary Jewellery
"Good news!   The deadline has been extended for the 2018 Mari Funaki Award for Contemporary Jewellery. Be sure to get your entry in by 25 May.   GALLERY FUNAKI 4 Crossley Street Melbourne, Vic 3000 galleryfunaki.com.au GALLERY…"
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"Teeth     Until 16 September   From folk remedies and tooth fairies to barber-surgeons and professional dentists, 'Teeth' tells the tale of our pursuit of a pain-free mouth and the perfect smile.   Explore over…"
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"Also at the Festival are an outdoor chimney furnace to show bronze casting in action, a make-your-own ferrofluid (magnetic liquid) stand and an hands-on pewter casting activity. The Institute of Making shop is back as usual as is our wondrous…"
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