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: yesterday

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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Comment by Rebecca Skeels on January 13, 2019 at 4:59am
Handmade Oxford - The International Contemporary Arts Festival
Thursday 27 - Sunday 30 June 2019
Waterperry Gardens, Waterperry, Oxford OX33 1LA
 
We are pleased to be collaborating with Waterperry Gardens to present Handmade Oxford – The International Contemporary Arts Festival in June 2019.
 
Building on the legacy of Art in Action, which successfully ran for 40 years (1977 – 2016) at Waterperry Gardens, Handmade Oxford will bring together some of the most exciting contemporary artists and designer-makers from all over the world, in a four-day festival running from Thursday 27 – Sunday 30 June 2019.
 
Working alongside a number of event partners including The Ashmolean, Waterperry Farm Shop and Zealous, the show will feature craft and design, sculpture, artisan food, interiors and lifestyle, print and photography, workshops and demonstrations. Click here to find out more and apply online before the initial deadline of Friday 11 January 2019.
 

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on January 13, 2019 at 4:57am
A JEWEL MADE IN GREECE @ Premiere Classe
Port de Versailles | 18 - 21 January 2019
Our next milestone!
While we continue to travel the Greek jewelry across borders, 9 Greek Brands will be exhibiting at one of the largest fashion & accessories exhibition.
Looking forward to seeing you at our stand!
Hall 3 | Stand X85/W98

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on January 13, 2019 at 4:57am
still open!
An exhibition of work from 45 years of Caroline Broadhead’s diverse practice
 
11 January – 6 February 2019 | Lethaby Gallery
 
Bringing together work from across four decades, this exhibition reflects the breadth of Caroline Broadhead’s pioneering creative output.
 
Using jewellery design as a departure point, Broadhead’s objects were designed to be worn on the body and changed through touch and interaction. Further encompassing sculpture, installation, performance, textiles and photography, her practice is concerned with the borders of the individual – between inside and outside, public and private and the balance between materiality and image. Often working in collaboration, Broadhead’s works are activated by bodies and performers, examining the demarcation of human physicality.
 
 

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on January 13, 2019 at 4:48am
Comment by Rebecca Skeels on January 8, 2019 at 4:06am
CALL FOR ENTRIES: ARTS THREAD EMERGING TALENTS AT CURATE NYC
 
ARTS THREAD is working with Curate NYC to give a special opportunity to 2 emerging womenswear fashion or accessory/jewelry designers the chance to get introduced to the US fashion world by taking part in the February edition of Curate in New York City. We are looking for emerging designers who have just started their fashion business.
 
Curate will take place over 4 days February 22 – 25 2019 at 412 W. 15th New York, New York, near the Highline and Chelsea Market.
 
Location/Experience: open to emerging womenswear fashion and accessory designers worldwide who have set up their business for less than 3 years. The designer should be able to show a collection with not less than 30 pieces and should be able to produce the orders they might get at the show.
 
Entry: Free to apply and stand cost is a special price of $1000 dollars which also includes help with store information and promotion on Social Media.
 
Deadline for applications: January 20 2019

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on January 8, 2019 at 3:46am
Creative & Cultural Skills Awards: recognising excellence in the creative industries
 
The Skills Awards shine a light on the individuals and organisations that have shown an outstanding commitment to skill development and learning in the creative industries, ensuring the next generation have the skills so that the creative sector continues to thrive.
The categories for the 2019 Awards are as follows:
 
Training Provider of the Year Award
Creative Choices Award
Intern of the Year
Apprentice of the Year
Employer of the Year
Mentor of the Year
 
Nominations deadline: Friday 25th January 2019
Awards night: Monday 1st April 2019

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on January 8, 2019 at 3:34am
The Alberta College of Art and Design has a position for an assistant or associate professor in jewelry and metals.
 
Candidates will demonstrate a range of advanced jewelry and metalsmithing skills, knowledge of the history of the discipline, and a capacity for critical thinking and discourse. Digital design and fabrication skills are preferred, as is a capacity to teach in other departments at ACAD. Past experience in academic service, curricular innovation, and jewelry and metals studio management will be considered an asset. The successful candidate will work closely with colleagues from a diversity of academic and studio disciplines, and thrive in an interdisciplinary and collaborative environment committed to developing new and innovative curricula. Deadline: July 31, 2019. Review of applications will begin on January 4, 2019 and will continue until the position is filled or the search is closed.
 

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on January 4, 2019 at 9:17am

https://www.goldsmithsfair.co.uk/about-goldsmiths-fair/apply/?fbcli...

Applications for Goldsmiths’ Fair 2019 will open on Friday 4 January 2019.

Apply online

On this date a link will be available on this page that will take you to the online application form.

If you have not exhibited at Goldsmiths’ Fair in the last 3 years (since 2016 not inclusive) you will need to submit a piece to support your application. Details of this process will be included in the application form.

Please check your eligibility below.

We look forward to receiving your application.

Applicants must conform to the following (details on Graduate Bursary below):

• Each piece exhibited must include precious metal(s)

• Represent themselves and not act as an agent for others

• Live and work in the UK

• Apply with work that has been designed and made in the UK. (If the applicant has used the specialist techniques of another tradesman e.g. a spinner/caster/engraver etc., these must be detailed on the application form)

• Preference will be given to ‘designer-makers’ who contribute hand-skills to the finished product however in some unique cases designers who do little or no ‘making’ will be accepted.

• Employ fewer than six people at the bench

• Must not be in full time education at the time of application

• Must be available to man their stand at all times during the Fair

• Intend to exhibit goods that are compliant with the UK Hallmarking Act 1973

• Be in agreement with all Terms & Conditions and Rules & Regulations (to be provided upon successful application)

Graduate Bursary Scheme

To encourage and support the next generation of jewellers and silversmiths, there are 10 free stands through the Graduate Bursary Scheme.

Winners receive:

 stand at Goldsmiths’ Fair

• a £1,500 grant

• an optional interest-free silver bullion loan of up to £3,000

• mentoring opportunities

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on January 2, 2019 at 7:14am

MaMartyn Pugh - Goldsmith and Silversmith

Martyn hails from a family of inventors, engineers and salesmen and embodies them all. After an education in the arts he embarked on a silversmithing career which sought to put beautifully designed objects into as many homes as possible.

...

Read more about Martyn, his background, inspiration and work! https://www.craftinfocus.com/martyn-pugh

m/martyn-pugh

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on January 1, 2019 at 4:27am

Happy 2019 from everyone on the Association for Contemporary Jewellery team.

 

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