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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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, 2018. 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 Friday

5th Sept 2019 on learning Anarkik3DDesign 3D modelling programme and using it for 3D printing. The workshop is from 11am to 5pm, in Edinburgh. The fee is £53 (£63.60 Including VAT at 20%) and all essential software and equipment is provided.

Attendees will join a small group of five like-minded creatives who are looking to explore new ground, try new directions, challenge the status quo as this new five-hour workshop is for designer makers and applied artists who prefer not to use CAD programmes. They will discover the creative potential of free form 3D modelling for 3D printing for their practice.

As you know, Anarkik3DDesign is a very friendly, easy to learn & use haptic 3D modelling package that has 3D touch and movement in 3D. Haptics, as 3D touch, aids navigating the virtual 3D space. Although easy to learn there is ample scope for mastery at a professional level to enhance business and practice.

Please do share this. Here is the link to information and booking: http://anarkik3d.co.uk/product/5th-sept-2019-workshop-anarkik3ddesign/

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on Friday

The LOEWE FOUNDATION launches the fourth edition of the LOEWE FOUNDATION Craft Prize, an international award celebrating excellence in craftsmanship.

The LOEWE FOUNDATION seeks to recognize uniquely talented artisans whose artistic vision and will to innovate set new standards for the future of craft.

The Prize for the winning entry is 50,000 euros. The shortlisted and winning works will feature in the exhibition and accompanying catalogue in Paris in Spring 2020.

Apply from 1 July to 30 October 2019.

https://craftprize.loewe.com/on/demandware.store/Sites-LOE_CP-Site/...

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on August 10, 2019 at 5:16am
 
Saturday job and occasional holiday cover
 
A position has come up to cover a Saturday at Andre Noir. This role will cover bench work, including – chain repairs, sizing's and basic jewellery work. You will also be able to talk to the customers about jewellery repairs and have good customer service skills.
If you are interested please bring in a copy of your cv or email to info@andrenoir.co.uk
 
We look forward to hearing from you
Closing date 24th August 2019
Comment by Rebecca Skeels on August 10, 2019 at 5:14am
CRAFTSPACE
Show Your Metal
Curated in conjunction with the Home of Metal
 
Comment by Rebecca Skeels on August 10, 2019 at 5:07am

OPEN CALL: CRAFTING FUTURES GRANT https://design.britishcouncil.org/blog/2019/jul/04/open-call-crafti...(EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_1_12_2018_COPY_01)&mc_cid=a6e3749c89&mc_eid=7ca5d70cc2

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on August 10, 2019 at 5:03am

MAKE Festival
The Arts & Crafts Home
Saturday 28 - Sunday 29 September | 11am - 4pm
Free with admission | Friends free
Under 18s free | Students/under 25s £5.75

This summer will see the anticipated return of our popular MAKE Festival, a celebration of making - with a new theme, The Arts & Crafts Home - In partnership with the Crafts Council.

https://www.wattsgallery.org.uk/whats-on/make-festival/?utm_source=...(EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_1_12_2018_COPY_01)&mc_cid=a6e3749c89&mc_eid=7ca5d70cc2

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on August 10, 2019 at 4:56am
Crafts Council:
Maker of the month: Julie Bailey’s wabi-sabi jewellery
 
Jewellery-maker Julie Bailey showed her creative flair young...https://www.craftscouncil.org.uk/articles/maker-of-the-month-julie-...(EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_1_12_2018_COPY_01)&mc_cid=a6e3749c89&mc_eid=7ca5d70cc2
Comment by Rebecca Skeels on August 10, 2019 at 4:54am

Crafts Council Make Your Future campaign

https://www.craftscouncil.org.uk/what-we-do/make-your-future-campai...(EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_1_12_2018_COPY_01)&mc_cid=a6e3749c89&mc_eid=7ca5d70cc2

Pledge your support

Our vision is that every child has a chance to discover their practical abilities, develop their creative talents, and become a maker of the future. This vision is rooted in the knowledge that craft skills lead to diverse careers and creative satisfaction throughout life.

Recent governments have failed to change its education policy to make craft and other creative subjects a vital part of the curriculum. So, we are asking the craft community, leading figures from the creative industries and the craft-loving public to take matters into their own hands and pledge a commitment to give young people an introduction to craft.

We need you to pledge your support for craft education using the form below and on social media using #makeyourfuture. It can be big or small— from setting up a Craft Club at your school to offering a day’s work experience in your studio. By doing just a little bit extra, we can build a movement to support the makers of the future.

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on August 9, 2019 at 4:18am
 
 
The Gem Empathy Award is now open for entries.
 
The long-standing Gem Empathy Award – organised by Gem-A (Gemmological Association of Great Britain) and hosted by IJL – gives exhibitors and, for the first time, visitors at International Jewellery London (IJL) a chance to win a precious and sustainable coral cabochon to bring their unique and inspiring jewellery design to life.
 
All those who enter the competition, whether an established brand or emerging designer, will have the opportunity to receive the stone, an article in Gems&Jewellery magazine and a voucher to put towards the construction of the piece.
Comment by Rebecca Skeels on August 9, 2019 at 4:11am
 
Flutemaking trainee sought to avert craft extinction
 
The Heritage Crafts Association (HCA) has set out to save British flutemaking by seeking potential trainees interested in learning this intricate and highly-skilled craft from a retiring master.
 

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Rebecca Skeels commented on Rebecca Skeels's group The Association for Contemporary Jewellery
"  24 – 29 September | 1 – 6 October 2019 Goldsmiths’ Fair   Goldsmiths’ Fair is recognised internationally as the premier UK showcase for contemporary jewellery and silver.   Each year, this unique event…"
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Rebecca Skeels commented on Rebecca Skeels's group The Association for Contemporary Jewellery
"MATERIA – Contemporary Leather Design Fair, will take place on the 26th and 27th October, in Bucharest, Romania. The platform-fair is dedicated to all designers and creators, who work in leather or have leather as their main working material.…"
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Rebecca Skeels commented on Rebecca Skeels's group The Association for Contemporary Jewellery
"The 2020 AJF Young Artist Award Guidelines are now available. Applications for this impressive $7,500 prize are open to jewelry artists through January 12, 2020. https://artjewelryforum.org/2020-ajf-young-artist-award-guidelines"
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Rebecca Skeels commented on Rebecca Skeels's group The Association for Contemporary Jewellery
"The Saul Bell Design Award competition invites you to pick up your tools and seize your moment. Since its first event, held 20 years ago in 2001, recognition in the Saul Bell Design Award competition has become one of the most sought-after honors…"
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