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: 16 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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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.

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Comment by Rebecca Skeels on November 5, 2011 at 6:48am

In collaboration with the University of Southern Maine, the Maine Center for Creativity invites you to:

Creativity and Innovation: The Good, the Bad, the Ugly
Wednesday, November 16, 2011
6:00pm – 8:00pm 
presentation 6pm-7pm networking 7pm-8pm
Lee Hall in the Wishcamper Center
University of Southern Maine, Portland Campus

Space is limited! Please do not miss this rare opportunity to hear from a world-renowned marketing expert.

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on November 5, 2011 at 6:24am
2012 CONFERENCE

2012 - Phoenix/Scottsdale, AZ, May 23-26
"The Heat Is On"
Hosted by: Arizona Designer Craftsmen
Co-Chairs: Becky McDonah, Tedd McDonah and Lynette Andreasen
Graphic Designer: Melissa McGurgan 

Registration opens January 17, 2012.
www.snagmetalsmith.org
SNAG 2012 Conference, May 23-26 in Phoenix, AZ. The Heat is On!

 

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on November 4, 2011 at 3:58am

Product Design for Rapid Manufacturing (first level Master)

Sapienza University di Roma, Italy

Apply by December 15, 2011

 

Product Design for Rapid Manufacturing | Wearable Luxuries is the first University Master which offers skills in the field of Rapid Manufacturing (CNC Technologies) applied to the productive sector of Wearable Luxuries (Contemporary Jewellery).

Thanks to

-       300 hours of lessons and seminars with experts and technicians

-       120 hours of workshop with designers and companies

-       200 hours of stage within important companies

-       the developing of a final prototype

-       the participation to a fair of this product sector

the Master provides to offer real professional opportunities in one of the most dynamic productive sector in Italy and in the world.

It is organized in collaboration with ARRO – Roman Regional Goldsmiths Association and with the support of the Italian National Federation of Jewellery Retailers.

Info and enrolment at http://w3.uniroma1.it/pdrm/

Info: masterdorm@uniroma1.itThis e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

 

Sapienza Università di Roma - Piazzale Aldo Moro 5, 00185 Roma, Italy

T (+39) 06 49911

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on November 3, 2011 at 11:20am

BENCH SPACE AVAILABLE IN AIR-CONDITIONED HATTON GARDEN JEWELLERY WORKSHOP/STUDIO.
BRIGHT, FRIENDLY, SPACIOUS, WELL EQUIPPED, SOUNDPROOFED, EXTREMELY SECURE AND SUPERBLY SITUATED ON HATTON WALL FOR EASY ACCESS TO ALL THE
SUPPLIERS YOU REQUIRE.
.

RENT £ 196 PER CALENDER MONTH, ALL INCLUSIVE.
ONE MONTH DEPOSIT, REFERENCES AND GOOD TASTE IN MUSIC REQUIRED. :):)

PLEASE CONTACT US FOR MORE INFORMATION.

STUDIO : 020 7242 5552
RUSSELL : 0779 6218 999
DANILA : 0770 9331 944
www.waxcarving.co.uk

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on October 29, 2011 at 11:38am

ACJ Member Exhibition  'Diamond Jubilee'
Here are the full details on how to apply.

The theme is 'Diamond Jubilee' which allows a wide range of interpretation.

Criteria:

Neither diamonds nor precious metals are necessary.
Nominally one piece per maker, but this could extend to a pair, set or parure so long as this is a coherent and related set.
The piece(s) must be wearable in some form and you may exploit the full definitions of jewellery and body adornment, and further explore and push these boundaries.
We challenge you to surprise and delight the viewer with a celebratory piece!
Only paid-up ACJ members may participate.

The exhibition will be juried by a distinguished panel of knowledgeable industry experts, chaired by Professor Jack Cunningham.
The Jury will consider the quality & design of your previous work and the design proposal for your suggested exhibition piece. The quality & design of  your previous work will be the main deciding factor for the Jury.

It is intended to publish a web catalogue, and it may well be possible to print this through a company such as Blurb books. We intend to organise a professional photographer for this purpose. Successful members will pay a participation fee and will receive a high definition photo for their own use. 

Submission:  see attached form

5 clear photographs of your current or previous work.

Proposal for the piece/s to be made for this exhibition - sketches or photos with a short written statement (50 words as a .doc please)

very brief CV (half an A4 sheet) detailing your training & major exhibitions

The attached form

Photos & sketches (in .jpg format, 300dpi resolution, max size of file 1Mb)  with the .doc files to be
sent on a clearly labelled CD, returnable with SAE.

£10 submission fee to cover the travel costs of the Jury, by cheque or internet banking.

Send to :   ACJ, T Savill, 10 Greenbank Road, Southville, Bristol BS3 1RH

Deadline for submissions & proposals: 5th November

The jury will  inform successful members in mid-December.

Deadline for delivery of finished pieces 28th February 2012.

The 2012 ACJ Exhibition will be staged at the School of Jewellery in Birmingham from 5th to 30th March, then tour to north Glasgow College (and possibly another venue tbc)

Any queries, email : projects@acj.org.uk

 

Diamond%20Jubilee%20form.doc

 

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on October 29, 2011 at 8:27am
Project Accessory & Rio Are Teaming Up!
Rio is working with Project Accessory, the new TV show that celebrates the artistry, the ingenuity and the flair it takes to be a jeweler!
Each week we’ll have a new project for you straight from the show’s challenges. What are you waiting for? Jewelry is center stage this season, so join the spotlight!
http://www.riogrande.com/proje ctaccessory.aspx

Rio Grande sponsoring Project Accessory
www.riogrande.com

 

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on October 27, 2011 at 4:03pm
EFFERVESCENCE Vl
26 November-16 January

Preview evening 
25 November 6pm-9pm

The exhibition, which is running in West Dean’s new exhibition space – The Auditorium, features innovative sculptural and functional peices such as opulent glass, metals, ceramics, and exciting and individual jewellery, automata, textiles and paper.

Discover unique and distinctive work from some of the strongest emerging and established talent in designing and making in England. With prices starting at £10, there is something to suit every pocket, whether you are looking for a truly original, individually made Christmas gift or seeking to make an investment in contemporary crafts and the visual and applied arts.
http://www.westdean.org.uk/Eve nts/Exhibitions/Forthcoming.as px

 

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on October 27, 2011 at 3:51pm
January 22–27 • Albuquerque, NM
Back by popular demand! Plan a trip to Albuquerque for a unique opportunity to check out the latest products and equipment, connect with your partners here at Rio, and learn from industry experts.
Registration for classes opens November 8

Classes: Hands-on classes by Kate Wolf, Bill Fretz, Charles Lewton-Brain and other industry professionals, dedicated to sharing their knowledge with you.

Demos: Discover the latest products and equipment that are generating so much excitement.

Tours: Learn about our business culture and our innovative work environment.

For more information, visit www.RioInMotion.com

 

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on October 26, 2011 at 7:07am

Thought you might be interested in our The Ugly Necklace Contest - A Jewelry Design Competition With A Twist.
3/15/2012 deadline
http://www.landofodds.com/store/uglynecklace.htm

9th International 2012
The Ugly Necklace Contest
- A Jewelry Design Competition With A Twist

Deadline: 3/15/2012

The contest presents a design challenge not often tackled. Can you put together a well-designed and functional, yet UGLY, necklace?

We are pre-wired to avoid negative things. This makes it easier to end
up with something beautiful. And more difficult to end up with
something Ugly.

http://www.landofodds.com/store/uglynecklace.htm

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on October 26, 2011 at 7:05am

Vipa will be looking for an addition to the team in the new year. If you know someone that likes to combine their CAD skills (Rhino) with hands-on time at the bench, then please send them
our way.

http://www.vipadesigns.co.uk/vipa/index.asp

 

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