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 Saturday

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 8:54am
 
Studio Co-ordinator
Studio Co-ordinator, Ruth Tomlinson - Holborn, London
 
Company
Ruth Tomlinson
Comment by Rebecca Skeels on January 18, 2020 at 8:50am

Craft Town Public Art Commission:

Cast Your Vote to Select the Winning Proposal

We are delighted to invite you to cast your vote for a new Craft Town Public Art commission in Waggon Yard.

The sculpture will be located next to a busy car park in the courtyard of the grade II listed building of the New Ashgate Gallery Trust in Waggon Yard.

The shortlisted artists are Walter Bailey (3rd image below), Manuela Kagerbauer (2nd image) and David Mayne (1st image).

Join us for presentations by the artists on Monday 20 January, 2pm (free but booking is required).

The proposals are on display until 29 February and the Farnham community is invited to vote and select the winning proposal - to be announced on 7 February on the gallery website. The voting is in person in the gallery, only.

The sculpture will be installed in October 2020 - during the craft month in Farnham. The public art commission is supported by Arts Council England. https://mailchi.mp/dc6afc787a50/sculpturecommission

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on January 18, 2020 at 8:46am
Gem Fairs for January to April 2020
We've been busy over the Christmas break arranging more gem fairs for 2020, both in the UK and the USA, with our partners from Fair Trade Gemstones, Capricorn Gems and Gemstones Brazil (plus others!).
 
As well as this week in London, you can also find us in Tucson, Edinburgh and London.
 
3rd to 6th February - Tucson
 
26th & 27th March - Edinburgh
 
2nd & 3rd April - London
 
For an overview of our events, see our Facebook events page.
Comment by Rebecca Skeels on January 18, 2020 at 8:45am
Do you have jewellery from Funaki you don't wear?
Turn it into a donation for bushfire recovery.
 
Donate it to our silent auction to raise funds for the CFA and Wildlife Victoria.
We're all feeling overwhelmed at the fires devastating vast swathes of Australia and displacing whole communities, from our precious coasts and farmland to our irreplaceable alpine high country. Business as usual is impossible. We can't replace what's gone, but your jewellery can help support those on the front lines, who are working so hard to save what's left.
Donations of jewellery in good condition* are welcome until Friday 14 February.
Please bring your piece in for us to look at, or email us a picture. If it's suitable, we'll ask you to send it in with any relevant details.
You'll choose to which of our nominated recipients money raised should go: CFA Volunteer Welfare Fund or Zoos Victoria Bushfire Emergency Wildlife Fund. All proceeds will be donated. (You can also donate via these links directly if you prefer).
The auction will run Monday 2nd - Sunday 8th March and works will be available to view at Gallery Funaki during that week.
Once all jewellery is received and documented, we'll provide more information so you can survey the field and prepare your bids! We hope this will be a rare opportunity to secure a special piece - something perhaps you missed out on the first time - with works from the gallery's own collection also on offer.
Please email Katie at gallery@galleryfunaki.com.au for more information or with any questions. Thank you for your support.
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...
 

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Rebecca Skeels commented on Rebecca Skeels's group The Association for Contemporary Jewellery
"ACJ has launched a new webshop here. You can purchase the Connections | Connessioni exhibition catalogue, paper & PDF copies of the latest issue of Findings and the Marjan Unger book "Jewellery in Context - A multi-disciplinary framework…"
Saturday
Rebecca Skeels commented on Rebecca Skeels's group The Association for Contemporary Jewellery
"Call for entries for the ACJ 2020 exhibition Glasshouses. The exhibition will be hosted by the Vittoria Street Gallery at the School of Jewellery in Birmingham, in September & October. More details…"
Saturday
Rebecca Skeels commented on Rebecca Skeels's group The Association for Contemporary Jewellery
"Connected to the Connections exhibition there will be a special one-day jesmonite course on 5 March at the City of Glasgow College. Cost £60 including materials. The course is nearly full so email projects@acj.org.uk soon to book your place…"
Saturday
Rebecca Skeels commented on Rebecca Skeels's group The Association for Contemporary Jewellery
"Connections Connessioni special opening event on the 19th February. Anne Walker and Simone Nolden will be giving presentations about their work and practice. Tickets: £8 for ACJ members…"
Saturday

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