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
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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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Started by Rebecca Skeels. Last reply by Rebecca Skeels Dec 1, 2019. 3 Replies

ACJ welcomes to its membership makers, collectors, curators, educators, gallerists and all who have in interest in or passion for contemporary jewellery. ACJ organises exhibitions, conferences, events, talks and workshops for its members and the public. We publish our print magazine Findings twice a year, send a monthly e-bulletin to members, packed with news, information & opportunities, and we run social media accounts which reach over 10,000 people with news and information - Facebook, Instagram, Twitter & YouTube. We do all this on an annual budget of about £25,000, funded by membership subscriptions. Would you like to donate to help us further this work? Any amount is welcome! PayPal donations can be made here:…Continue

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Comment by Rebecca Skeels on January 18, 2020 at 8:39am
Body and Mind: Seen and Unseen at the National Centre for Craft & Design brings together a group of thought-provoking and engaging works across a range of media which all, in different ways, look at what it means to be well. Design-Nation members Janine Partington and Jan Bowman are part of this exhibition. Janine is showing work related to her father's life with Alzheimer's Disease.
NCCD Body and Mind; Seen and Unseen
Comment by Rebecca Skeels on January 18, 2020 at 8:31am
Are you an independent contemporary jeweller or silversmith with no more than six people at the bench?
 
Would you like the opportunity to present your collections to the most discerning buyers and collectors, at the most prestigious fine jewellery and contemporary silver Fair in the UK?
 
Applications for Goldsmiths' Fair 2020 are now open and will close on Thursday 27 February at midday. https://www.goldsmithsfair.co.uk/about-goldsmiths-fair/apply/
Comment by Rebecca Skeels on January 18, 2020 at 8:20am
PLYMOUTH COLLEGE OF ART ANNOUNCE:
MAKING FUTURES
RETHINKING CRAFT COMMUNITIES, TAKING ON GLOBAL CHALLENGES FINAL REMINDER OF EXTENDED CALL FOR ABSTRACTS DEADLINE, 20TH JANUARY 2020. SUBMIT VIA THE ONLINE FORM HERE.
A three-day Making Futures conference in Cebu City, the Philippines,
from the 6-8 March 2020 at the Quest Hotel. This Making Futures
edition in Southeast Asia is a partnership between the British
Council and Plymouth College of Art and supported through the
British Council’s Crafting Futures global programme.
 
THE FULL PROGRAMME CAN BE DOWNLOADED HERE.
Comment by Rebecca Skeels on January 18, 2020 at 8:18am
Early Bird Registration Opens Next Week!
SNAG's 2020 Conference will mark another historic milestone: the 50th anniversary of SNAG’s first conference. Since the original group of smiths came together at the organization’s first conference in 1970, the impact continues to resonate in the organization as SNAG endeavors to positively influence and enhance the livelihood of its large membership. While the 2019 Conference in Chicago celebrated SNAG’s 50th birthday and reflected on the last fifty years, in 2020 we will turn our focus to the future.
 
Early Bird Registration opens January 23rd--one week away!
 
Save up to $175 by registering before March 12th for the lowest rates available (see below for rates and dates).
Not a member? Want to save more? Join or Renew your membership now!
 
Comment by Rebecca Skeels on January 18, 2020 at 8:13am
Maker Networking Lunches
We've also booked in all the dates for our 2020 Maker Networking Lunches. These free maker networking sessions take place at Making Space on Tuesdays from 11am until 1pm and are an opportunity for local makers to get together, enjoy a shared lunch and enjoy a talk / presentation or session with a professional maker or industry professional.
We are still finalising who's delivering all the sessions but we will send out another newsletter next month confirming the first 2 sessions at least. For now, pencil the dates in your diary and as with Maker Mondays, the sessions are free to attend but we do ask that you book a free ticket. You can do that by clicking here. https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/o/making-space-4695509083?utm_source=h...
Comment by Rebecca Skeels on January 18, 2020 at 8:09am
HAND ENGRAVING FOR BEGINNERS - Saturday 21st - Sunday 22nd March 2020
This two day, hands-on and practical course will be led by Angus McFadyen and is aimed at complete beginners and those with limited experience of the craft.
The course will cover:-
- The setting up and sharpening of tools.
- Holding methods.
- Marking out and transferring a design.
- Beginning to engrave supplied samples.
 
These courses are always popular and places go quickly. For more information download the booking form here https://handengravers.us7.list-manage.com/track/click?u=009be010aff...
Comment by Rebecca Skeels on January 18, 2020 at 8:07am
FOCUS ON LETTERING - Sunday 23rd February 2020
 
Following on from the success of our first Focus on Lettering Course last Autumn we are delighted to be able to offer another opportunity for experienced engravers to learn lettering techniques.
 
Led by Sarah Hobbs of JJ Bergin, the course will cover mainly two styles, a form of roman and script. The first is very blockish then the other a more cursive style as a contrast. Students who have a natural inclination to be able to draw will find it invaluable. Also we will show how the engraving can be repeated over and over from a master sample.
 
For more information download the booking form here https://handengravers.us7.list-manage.com/track/click?u=009be010aff...
Comment by Rebecca Skeels on January 18, 2020 at 7:56am
 
Save the UK’s dying crafts from extinction with a unique hobby this new year
https://www.swlondoner.co.uk/save-the-uks-dying-crafts-from-extinct...(EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_1_12_2018_COPY_01)&mc_cid=40ac9becf2&mc_eid=7ca5d70cc2
Comment by Rebecca Skeels on January 18, 2020 at 7:54am
 
7 easy ways to get crafting to boost your mental health
 
Find the right activity for you https://www.craftscouncil.org.uk/articles/craft-can-boost-mental-he...(EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_1_12_2018_COPY_01)&mc_cid=40ac9becf2&mc_eid=7ca5d70cc2
Comment by Rebecca Skeels on January 18, 2020 at 7:50am
 
Announcing the Collect 2020 Talks Programme
 
https://www.craftscouncil.org.uk/articles/collect-2020-talks-progra...(EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_1_12_2018_COPY_01)&mc_cid=40ac9becf2&mc_eid=7ca5d70cc2
 

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