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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
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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 July 21, 2012 at 4:58am

Assemble 2012: the Crafts Council Conference at RIBA, London. 20 September 2012


This year, the overarching theme for Assemble is the contribution craft makes to innovation and enterprise, and the relationship between making, science and technology

Makers work in a far greater range of contexts than is widely realised – bringing innovation and distinctive value to biotechnology, engineering, materials science, manufacturing and digital and communications technology. For scientists, engineers and technologists, collaboration with makers and other creative professionals can bring particular benefits and is capable of introducing new ways of thinking.

Conference sessions will focus on bioscience and high-end Manufacturing and will include panel discussions, workshops and other activities alongside keynote speakers.

Book Now at Special Early Bird Rate

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on July 21, 2012 at 4:55am
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Due to a couple of unexpected cancellations we now have a couple of spaces available at Winchester this year. If you are interested in applying, please e-mail us as soon as possible.
Comment by Rebecca Skeels on July 16, 2012 at 3:33pm

Holts Academy of Jewellery are on the look out for new tutors to take on the roles of Retail Jewellery, Retail Business and Jewellery Manufacture.

If you're interested in any of the positions then get back to us with a covering letter outlining why you are the right candidate for the post, along with a CV - emailed to sonia@holtsacademy.com. If you know anyone who may be interested please forward this email to them!

All successful candidates will be required to have a full enhanced CRB (Criminal Reference) check carried out.

The posts
Retail Jewellery tutor – full time (we would consider applications for part time / 2.5 day per week)
· Retail Jewellery tutor – full time
· Retail business tutor – full time
· Jewellery manufacture tutor – full time
· Jewellery manufacture tutor – part time (2.5 days per week to include Saturdays) x 2
· Jewellery manufacture tutor – part time (2.5 days per week)

The salary
With a baseline salary, generous training investment and a success \ bonus structure in place your ability to educate, motivate and inspire will see you earn a potential salary around £26,000 - £30,000+ after your training period.

Up to 25 days paid holiday, in addition to statutory UK holidays for full time posts and up to 20 for part time posts.

A generous and dedicated training and development programme Holts Academy of Jewellery will also be investing in your future, with Assessor Training, Teaching training, a personal training budget and numerous opportunities for continued professional development to expand your skills both in and out of the Academy, we are committed to your development.

The remit
Knowledge of the jewellery industry, jewellery manufacture and a strong evidence of competence in the sector are essential as is a commitment to undertake assessor training and other relevant teacher training qualifications. 

The ability to inspire, teach and administer the programme will be essential.

The post holder(s) will be entirely responsible for the delivery, support and quality measures for entire groups of qualification students across Level 2 and 3. These varied roles will play a vital part in the development and delivery of qualifications that meet the needs of learners and the jewellery industry.

Skills Required
Proven experience of previous performance within a similar role

Knowledge of the jewellery industry, jewellery manufacture or Retail / Business for appropriate vacancies and a strong evidence base of competence in the sector is essential

Jewellery qualification or equivalent professional experience

‘A’ Unit or TAQA level 3 or willingness to work towards within the first few months

Excellent communication skills

Self motivated to set and attain goals and to demonstrate the ability to meet performance standards and deadlines

Action-oriented, 'can do' attitude demonstrating willingness to accept accountability and responsibility for individual actions

Ability to overcome obstacles

Ability to prioritise workloads and take on ad hoc duties as required

Ability to work under pressure

Ability to embrace a proactive and creative approach to problem solving

Ability to work effectively as part of a team and on your own initiative

Excellent IT skills

Applications by 22nd July: should consist of a covering letter outlining why you are the right candidate for the post and your CV sent to The Principals Assistant, Sonia@holtsacademy.com.

 

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on July 16, 2012 at 3:22pm

Arts Award: Discover & Explore

This year Craft Club has joined up with Arts Award to offer a tailored package for their two new levels Discover and Explore. Selected leaders of Craft Clubs from London and the South East are currently piloting the new initiative, receiving training and achieving Arts Award Advisor status. The scheme will enable young people between ages 7 and 25 to gain their Discover and Explore levels through their participation with Craft Club. 

Find out more about Arts Award, including the two new levels, 'Discover' and 'Explore',here

Email us at knit1@craftclub.org.uk to find out more.

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on July 16, 2012 at 7:10am

Creative Quarter 2012

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      Special Events

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      When:

      Fri 16 November 2012 10:00

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      V&A

FREE SCHOOLS EVENT: Meet designers, scientists and artists and find out more about different education

and career pathways.

Enjoy a packed day of free workshops, talks and performances at eight different locations along and around Exhibition Road.

Suitable for secondary school students aged 13–19

Find out more at www.exhibitionroad.com

This event takes place on Friday 16 November 2012 at 10:00

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on July 14, 2012 at 5:12pm

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on July 14, 2012 at 4:30pm
Assemble 2010. Photo: Tas Kyprianou Assemble 2012: Book and save 

Tickets are now on sale for Assemble 2012: The Crafts Council Conference taking place on Thursday 20 September at RIBA, London.

The overarching theme for the conference is the contribution craft makes to innovation and enterprise, and the relationship between making, science and technology. 

Save £25 on your ticket price when you book by 6pm on 31 July.


To make your booking go to www.assemble.org.uk
Comment by Rebecca Skeels on July 14, 2012 at 1:18pm

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Comment by Rebecca Skeels on July 14, 2012 at 1:16pm

Badges & Buttons Waistcoats & Vests

July 11 - August 26, 2012 

Curated by Elizabeth Turrell & Robert Ebendorf

Artist Reception Friday, July 13 from 6 to 8 pm

Most of us have at one time or another worn a badge or button. It might have been a Peace Symbol, a Girl Scout pin or badge from your favorite sports team. These are pins with a purpose. They express your political views, belonging to a particular group or just saying "this is who I am". Badges can indicate some feat of service, a special accomplishment or a symbol of authority, such as a policeman's badge. Badges & Buttons Waistcoats & Vests is an exhibition exploring the notion of this modest form of jewelry. Curators Elizabeth Turrell (UK) & Robert Ebendorf (USA) have asked 26 artists, mostly from the United Kingdom and the US, to come up with their own kind of button with a message. The artist badges are displayed on vests or waistcoats – vintage, altered or custom-made clothing puts the jewelry on an imagined wearer.



Participating artists:
Dail Behennah, Michael Brennand-Wood, Stephen Bottomley, Ken Bova, Melissa Cameron, Jim Cotter, Susan Cross, Robert Ebendorf, Beate Gegenwart, Caroline Gore, Jane Harrison, Gretchen Goss, Arthur Hash, Thomas Hill, Timothy Information Limited, Basil Kardasis, Felix Lindner, Megan McGaffigan, Trish O'Hara , Matthew Partington, Maria Phillips, Marissa Saneholtz, Marlene True, Elizabeth Turrell, Jessica Turrell
 
Comment by Rebecca Skeels on July 14, 2012 at 12:59pm

SNAG Presents “Forging Entrepreneurs: Tools and Skills for Business Success” in collaboration with the Society for Contemporary Craft

1-Day-Seminar !


WHEN August 26, 2012, 9am to 5pm. Informal welcome reception August 25, 7pm to 8:30pm.

WHERE Society for Contemporary Craft, Pittsburgh PA

REGISTER online by July 15, 2012, midnight PST

COST $125/person plus Eventbrite ticket service fee, maximum 100 attendees

HOTEL Hampton Inn & Suites, 1247 Smallman Street, 412-288-4350.
Call and ask for the “SNAG Group Rate” of $149/night single/double, July 28 deadline.
Easy walk to SCC, free parking.

QUESTIONS Contact Dana Singer at dsinger@snagmetalsmith.org or 541-345-5691


Presentations by:


Michelle Pajak-Reynolds
Artist Entrepreneur
Find and Build your Customer Base

Michelle Pajak-Reynolds runs a successful couture and art jewelry business. Her work has been featured in numerous publications, exhibitions, red carpet events, and NY Fashion Week. Michelle writes about business issues related to the arts on her Crafthaus blog, eMERGE: A Business Blog for Creative People. She holds a BFA in Jewelry & Metals from Kent State University and an MBA in Entrepreneurship from Baldwin-Wallace College.


Brigitte Martin
Goldsmith, Crafthaus Founder
What It Really Takes to be a Successful Artist Now

Brigitte Martin is a German goldsmith, and is widely known as the founder and Editor of the popular social networking site crafthaus. She regularly curates and juries exhibitions across the U.S, and has recently published her first book, “Humor in Craft.” She is a member of SNAG’s Professional Development Seminar Committee and served on the Committee that launched the Trunk Show Sale. She has just been voted on the SNAG Board of Directors.




Deadline to register: JULY 15, 2012!!

Visit crafthaus at: http://crafthaus.ning.com/?xg_source=msg_mes_network

 

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