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 June 26, 2012 at 2:25pm

            Please help the Association for the Study of Jewelry & Related Arts Win a Grant From Chase Bank…we need only 84 more votes to be considered!!! 
              
             We have applied to be considered for a major grant through the program Mission Small Business…but we need your votes in order to qualify for consideration. They must be in no later than June 30!~ 
              
             If you love jewelry as we do and the study of its history than we hope you will support us. We already do the following:  
              
             --publish a quarterly magazine, Adornment, The Magazine of Jewelry & Related Arts 
             --publish a weekly newsletter about the world of jewelry  
             --run an annual conference on jewelry history 
             --support the study of jewelry history at the college level 
             --run American Jewelry Travel events 
             --support research and publishing of young scholars 
             --are creating a data base of research information for our website including the scanning of old ads and catalogs 
              
             There is so much more we could do with this grant! And you can help us.  You must have a Facebook account to vote…then it’s easy. Just go to:  
              
             www.missionsmallbusiness.com 
              
             Click on: "support your community". Use the pull down menu to chose “New York” and for the city “Port Chester”. 

             You’ll find the Association for the Study of Jewelry &  Related Arts listed and you can vote for us. Please tell your friends and family and they can vote too! Every single vote is important to us!!! 
              
             To thank you for voting for us send me an email and I’ll send your our newsletter free for a month. I learned of this competition at my local Chase Bank branch...it was not just through 
             the internet. You can check out the Chase/Living Social website or our own www.asjra.net  to learn more about either one of us. We also have websites www.jewelryandrelatedarts.com  and 
             www.jewelryconference.com
              
             Thank you in advance, 
              
             Elyse Zorn Karlin  
             Co-Director, 
             Association for the Study of Jewelry & Related Arts, LLC 
             246 N. Regent St. 
             Port Chester, NY 10573 
             ekarlin@usa.net 
             (914) 286-7685 

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on June 24, 2012 at 8:24am

MAKING IT:  MAKER OPPORTUNITIES

Designer-makers are invited to submit proposals to create a temporary installation / intervention over four days from 11th to 14th October 2012 in the Discovery Centre, Winchester.    5 Makers will be selected to respond to the key aims of the MAKING IT project, combining their unique making skills to reveal process, stimulate dialogue and conversations, which engages the public.   The fee is £1,000 inclusive.
 
In addition, Hampshire based designer-makers are invited to submit proposals to demonstrate their work and lead workshops for MAKING IT audiences, which could comprise other makers, teachers and the general public.
   

MAKING IT, is an ambitious craft project which aims to reveal the process and relationship between the craft of hand and mind, between object and word and through learning and making.  It aims to demonstrate that craft is the tool to investigate wider ideology, which is active, participatory and implicit in every day lives and in creative development.    MAKING IT is a collaborative between Alice Kettle, Making Space, the Centre for Real-World Learning at the University of Winchester and Hampshire County Council.
 
The deadline for applications:  FRIDAY 13th July 2012

For more information please download the information pack and briefs from http://www.makingspace.org<http://www.makingspace.org> or email admin@makingspace.org or call 023 92472491.

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on June 24, 2012 at 7:18am
Comment by Rebecca Skeels on June 24, 2012 at 6:32am
Institute of Making
Hello All,
 
As some of you may be aware, the Institute of Making has now moved from King's College London (KCL) to University College London (UCL). It is an exciting opportunity for us to grow the project and have a purpose build space in which to house our wondrous Materials Library, alongside an integrated workshop and area for making, in central London. More information on the space and our new home can be found on ourwebsite.
 
 
We will also be hosting a day conference/workshop on inventing materials in the not to distant future, so keep an eye out for your e-invite and the events listing of our website.
 

The Taste of Materials: Spoons

A few weeks ago we hosted a meal in a Michelin stared Indian restaurant, at which the guests used our spoons of varying materials. An account of the meal has since appeared in the Financial Times and can be read here.
Comment by Rebecca Skeels on June 24, 2012 at 6:18am
Join ACJ
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 ADVANTAGES

Members of ACJ automatically receive our magazine Findings twice a year, receive the monthly e-bulletin with news & opportunities, get discounted entry to Conferences and special events, and have exclusive access to the Members Only section & Message Forum onwww.acj.org.uk. There are also purchasing discounts at relevant suppliers.


HOW TO JOIN ACJ 

Join offline: Download the ACJ membership form to print out and post. Please note, the fees below are per annum.

Join online: Select from the options on the site and pay via PayPal. Please note there may be a short delay in activating your membership, which is done manually by our administrator who works one day a week.

Student / New graduate membership : students must be full time. New graduates may pay the lower rate if joining within one year of graduation. In both cases, specify the college, course and date of graduation.

Renewals: prompt payment discount NOT available with Paypal - please use BACS payment. 

If you have any questions about ACJ membership please email enquiries@acj.org.uk
Association for Contemporary Jewellery
Comment by Rebecca Skeels on June 24, 2012 at 6:15am

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Comment by Rebecca Skeels on June 24, 2012 at 6:13am


We offer work experience in London and Kent. You need to be over 18 and in higher education, studying a relevant subject. Please email your CV and covering letter to info@tattydevine.com, stating your main area of interest: production, press, e-commerce or retail.

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on June 24, 2012 at 6:06am

  VELVET DA VINCI

Badges & Buttons Waistcoats & Vests

July 11 - August 26, 2012 

Curated by Elizabeth Turrell & Robert Ebendorf



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, Mark Hartung / 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 June 24, 2012 at 5:59am

You are invited to the opening of the very first silversmithing exhibition 'Festival of Silver' at the new Goldsmiths' Centre in Clerkenwell.

 

Lord Cunliffe will officially open the exhibition on  

Tuesday July 10th at 2.00pm.

 
The Goldsmiths' Centre 
42 Britton Street  

Clerkenwell

London EC1M 5AD

  

The Festival of Silver exhibition features special guests Thalen & Thalen from Belgium 10-14 July 2012.

 

  • Brett Payne
  • John Higgins Contemporary Silver
  • Phil Barnes
  • The Pearson Silver Collection
  • Styles Silver
  • William & Son
  • Richard Fox
  • Martin Keane

 

Silversmiths represented by John Higgins Contemporary

Silver and Styles Silver:

 

Abigail Brown, Adrian Hope, Alex Brogden, Angela Cork, Angus McFadyen, Anthony Elson, Bryony Knox, Carol Mather, Clive Burr,

Don Porritt, Elizabeth Peers, Esther Lord, Fred Rich, Graham Stewart, Hannah Dennis, Ian Calvert, James Dougall, Jane Short, Jenny Edge, Keith Tyssen, Kevin Grey, Lee Simmons, Leo Shirley Smith, Lucian Taylor, Malcolm Appleby, Martin Keane, Martyn Pugh, Michael Lloyd,   

Miriam Hanid, Nan Nan Liu, Ndidi Ekubia, Olivia Lowe, Pamela Rawnsley,   

Peter Musson, Phillip Kydd, Rauni Higson, Ray Walton, Rebecca Joselyn,Rod Kelly, Shaun Grace, Shona Marsh, Shimara Carlow, Sian Matthews, Steve Wager,  Stella Campion, Stuart Jenkins, Theresa Nguyen,  

Wallis Lavery, Wally Gilbert, Wayne Meeten,Will O'Dell, William Lee.

 

   

 

Gordon Hamme

  

RSVP: Sheena Brewer - 01249 656230

Email: office@britishsilverweek.co.uk

  

www.britishsilverweek.co.uk

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on June 24, 2012 at 5:56am
Welcome to the Holts Academy newsletter. This month we are proud to announce the launch of our new website and blog! We also have some great savings for our newsletter subscribers!
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We are extremely happy to announce the launch of our new website!

It's been some time in the making but the new Holts Academy of Jewellery website is now live. 
To celebrate the launch, we are giving all of our newsletter subscribers £50 off your next short course purchase!
Just enter the voucher code 'NEWWEBSITE' on checkout to receieve the discount! Alternatively just give us a call on 020 7405 1097 if you have any problems or want to pre-book a course over the phone. Order quick as the offer is only valid until the 14th of June!

An evening with ..
We are excited to announce the next event in our popular An evening with... calendar. On the 26th of June we will be inviting Alex Monroe 
 
Tickets: £5 for Academy students and Alumni / £10 all others (wine and refreshments included) 
 
You can now book your tickets online - click here to book and reserve your place now!
 
tel 020 7405 0197 or email info@holtsacademy.com.  

Our mailing address is: 
Holts Academy of Jewellery
5, St Cross Street,
Hatton Garden
LondonEngland EC1N 8UA
United Kingdom
 

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