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: 66
Latest Activity: 10 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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Comment by Rebecca Skeels on May 28, 2019 at 10:33am

Connecting Local Industry in the South to Materials Research and Investors https://ktn-uk.co.uk/events/connecting-local-industry-in-the-south-...

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on May 28, 2019 at 10:24am

Festival of Stuff: Morning - Enamelling Masterclass

Wednesday 03 July 2019 10:00am - 12:00pm

Booking opens at 8pm on Tuesday 28th May

*** Ticket bookings go live on Tuesday 28 May at 8pm. Due to the popularity of the workshops we can only allow two Festival of Stuff workshop bookings per person. ***

Explore the process of enamelling and its historical context with artist and metal worker, Helen Carnac. Helen will give a series of short demonstrations of the basic principles and methods of fusing vitreous enamel, also known as porcelain enamel, to metal. After this, participants will try the techniques themselves and create a small panel in the process, which will be fired on the spot to about 800 °C to produce a smooth, durable enamel coating. The word 'enamel' comes from the Latin vitreum, meaning "glassy".'

Helen Carnac is an artist, maker and curator who lives and works in London. Setting up her studio in the early 1990‘s, Helen develops projects using design methodologies that are rooted in an acute awareness of physical location, place and working practices.

Images courtesy of Institute of Making.

Part of Festival of Stuff, Public Events

https://www.instituteofmaking.org.uk/events/detail/festival-of-stuf...

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on May 28, 2019 at 10:02am

Check out our SNAG Conference THE LOOP pictures on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pg/Association.Contemporary.Jewellery/phot...

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on May 19, 2019 at 9:37am
Welcome to IJL
 
Attracting an unrivalled range of exhibitors, IJL provides a unique trading environment to do business, source new ranges and discover future trends, or simply top up for the Christmas period and beyond.
 
Inspiring the industry for over 60 years, IJL delivers 100% free education from leading speakers. In the exclusive West London setting of Olympia, the jewellery industry networks and shares its wealth of knowledge in the heart of the UK’s style capital.
Comment by Rebecca Skeels on May 19, 2019 at 9:32am
 
Auction of unique artworks
Acquire artwork donated by our talented short course tutors. Your purchase will fund bursaries to help aspiring artists and makers join courses they couldn’t otherwise afford.
Comment by Rebecca Skeels on May 19, 2019 at 9:30am
Buy handmade
Discover artworks, homeware, jewellery and unique gift ideas from handpicked makers and designers.
Comment by Rebecca Skeels on May 19, 2019 at 4:13am

Cockpit Arts' Open Studios happen twice a year; see behind the scenes, meet over 140 makers over two sites. http://cockpitarts.com/shop-cockpit/open-studios/?utm_source=Perman...(EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_1_12_2018_COPY_02)&mc_cid=8a1b64d48b&mc_eid=7ca5d70cc2

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on May 19, 2019 at 4:11am
haus otto utilizes wire to allow people to make their own 'one dollar glasses'
 
https://www.designboom.com/design/haus-otto-wire-one-dollar-glasses...(EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_1_12_2018_COPY_02)&mc_cid=8a1b64d48b&mc_eid=7ca5d70cc2
Comment by Rebecca Skeels on May 19, 2019 at 4:10am

4 reasons craft is good for your mental health
https://www.craftscouncil.org.uk/articles/4-reasons-craft-is-good-f...(EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_1_12_2018_COPY_02)&mc_cid=8a1b64d48b&mc_eid=7ca5d70cc2
Crafts Council UK
Comment by Rebecca Skeels on May 19, 2019 at 4:07am
 
Is craft a product or a process? Is it always something handmade? A cohort of contemporary makers challenge preconceptions about what the word means today and the role craft can play in shaping culture, identity and society at a new craft biennial in Yorkshire, called 'Useful/Beautiful: Why Craft Matters'. Works by bookbinder Kate Holland, embroiderer Jenny King, and furniture designers Max Lamb and Yinka Ilori sit alongside historic works by Thomas Chippendale and Robert Adam inside Harewood House, a Georgian manor near Leeds. In this film – co-produced by Crafts magazine, the Crafts Council and Harewood House – we meet some of the makers and curators, who together aim to spark debate. 'Useful/Beautiful: Why Craft Matters' runs until 1 September 2019 at Harewood House, Leeds, LS17 9LG https://biennial.harewood.org
 

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