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: 6 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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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 September 6, 2020 at 10:50am
MEMBERS: very happy to tell you that Argex has agreed to offer a discount to ACJ members on their silver wire, sheet, tube & other silver products, of up to 20% off manufacturing charges depending on the product. THANK YOU ARGEX! http://www.argex.co.uk/
Comment by Rebecca Skeels on September 6, 2020 at 10:45am

UK Ethical Gem Fair (Egham, Surrey - appointment only)


On Monday 14th September, we are joining with Fair Trade Gemstones to host a day of socially-distanced, face-to-face appointments at The Runnymede on Thames Hotel and Spa in Egham, Surrey.


You will be given a fixed (30-minute) time slot for the day where you will be able to see stock from both vendors in one location and maximise the use of your time.


We will also be offering a range of gemstones from Capricorn Gems and some other ethical gem traders.


If you would like to book an appointment then please call or email us ASAP, as places are limited due to the restrictions in place for everyone's safety.

Stuart Pool (Nineteen48) - stuart@nineteen48.com - 07747 624040


Kathy Chappell (Fair Trade Gemstones) - kathy@fairtrade-gemstone.com - 07771 667911

In advance of the event, please review the gemstones on our website (https://www.nineteen48.com/) and let us know if there is anything in particular that you would like to see on the day, so that we can have it ready for you to view.


The gemstones available will include a range of sapphire, ruby, opal, diamonds, garnet, spinel and chrysoprase. These gems come from traceable sources in Sri Lanka, Australia, Malawi, Tanzania and the USA. All stones on display have the complete assurance of responsible mining and production. Details about the source of each gemstone will be available to every customer.


The hotel is a lovely venue on the River Thames with plenty of parking and a very comfortable lounge area where you can wait before your appointment (https://www.runnymedehotel.com/).


The Runnymede on Thames Hotel and Spa

Windsor Road

Egham

Surrey

TW20 0AG


We look forward to seeing you there!

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on September 6, 2020 at 10:43am
APPLY FOR THE 2021 SUSAN BEECH MID-CAREER GRANT
 
Established by jewelry collector Susan Beech, the objective of this $20,000 grant is to recognize a mid-career artist who has made a substantial contribution to the field of art jewelry. Juried by Susan Beech, Daniel Kruger, and Emily Stoehrer. Applications will be accepted starting November 1, 2020. Deadline: January 10, 2021. Get the guidelines and the link to apply.
Comment by Rebecca Skeels on September 6, 2020 at 10:42am
AJF Live with Iris Eichenberg. This event is free and open to members and non-members alike!
 
For more information and to register, follow this link.
 
What time?
1 p.m.: Buenos Aires
5 p.m.: London
6 p.m.: Oslo, Paris, Capetown, Brussels
7 p.m.: Bucharest, Athens, Israel, Estonia
11:00 p.m.: Thailand
1 a.m. on September 10: Korea, Japan
2 a.m. on September 10: Sydney
4 a.m. on September 10: New Zealand
 
Comment by Rebecca Skeels on September 6, 2020 at 10:39am
Yinka Ilori joins Crafts Council Board of Trustees
 
We are beyond thrilled to announce that Yinka Ilori, one of the UK's most original, playful and exciting young artists, has been appointed as a Crafts Council Trustee. Yinka is a London-based multidisciplinary artist whose work effortlessly blurs the boundaries between art, craft and design. Specialising in storytelling, he brings Nigerian verbal traditions into playful conversation with contemporary design, with work touching on global themes that resonate with different audiences all over the world. ‘I am thrilled to join the Crafts Council as a trustee. I have been impressed by the organisation’s commitment to support young makers and designers and am really looking forward to bringing my ideas and ambition to the Board in ensuring new voices and stories are heard.’ In honour, we look at five of his latest and greatest projects. https://www.craftscouncil.org.uk/stories/5-kaleidoscopic-projects-n...(EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_1_12_2018_COPY_01)&mc_cid=0d3b8824f1&mc_eid=7ca5d70cc2
Comment by Rebecca Skeels on September 6, 2020 at 10:35am
Contemporary Craft Fair at Hever Castle & Gardens
You have just a few days left to book tickets for our Contemporary Craft Fair at Hever Castle taking place from 10-13 September. This is a unique opportunity to see and purchase work from some of the UK's finest contemporary craftmakers and artists so don't miss out!
Tickets are limited and must be booked in advance. See below for discount code.
 
Booked already?
If you've already booked your tickets, please see below for updated information. Most importantly, please be aware that visitors will be asked to wear a face-covering within the marquees so don't forget to bring one with you! Further information is available on our website here. https://www.craftinfocus.com/next-fair/hever-castle-2020
 
If you are an annual member or have booked a free ticket as a RHS member and are now no longer able to visit, please cancel your booking to enable other people to use your timeslot. If you wish to cancel a free booking please call 01732 865224 or email cancellations@hevercastle.co.uk.
 
Please be aware there will be no paper copies of the show guide available this year at the event but visitors are able to download a digital copy in advance. Further information is available on our website.
Comment by Rebecca Skeels on August 31, 2020 at 7:37am
Crafts magazine is back with a brand new (utterly gorgeous) look for its landmark September/October issue, which celebrates 'change makers': the artists, designers, thinkers and organisations using craft skills to make a positive impact. https://www.craftscouncil.org.uk/stories/crafts-magazine-unveils-fr...(EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_1_12_2018_COPY_01)&mc_cid=9a48d909b9&mc_eid=7ca5d70cc2
Comment by Rebecca Skeels on August 31, 2020 at 7:32am
From 30 September - 10 October London Craft Week returns for its 6th edition and we are delighted to announce the launch of our 2020 programme.
 
Visit londoncraftweek.com and be one of the first to browse and book the exciting line-up of expertly-curated events taking place across the city. https://www.londoncraftweek.com/?utm_source=London%20Craft%20Week%2...
Comment by Rebecca Skeels on August 31, 2020 at 7:25am
Reverberate is a new funding scheme for grassroots organisations to run small, locally-based projects that enable and empower young people (aged 11-25) to re-discover, re-imagine and re-create their local heritage through creativity, and share their vision with their communities. https://www.shoutoutloud.org.uk/project/reverberate/
Comment by Rebecca Skeels on August 31, 2020 at 7:19am
 

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