The Association for Contemporary Jewellery


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.


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 



• promote greater understanding of contemporary jewellery
• support jewellers’ creative and professional development
• develop audiences for this lively field of contemporary craft and design

Discussion Forum

What would you like to read or write about?

Started by Rebecca Skeels. Last reply by Rebecca Skeels Jul 12, 2015. 2 Replies

Calling ACJ members: Do let us know what you would like to read about in the next issue of Findings. Contact: or comment here!New Writers: Findings is a valuable hub for knowledge sharing within the ACJ. Articles about events, projects, technical innovations, ideas, issues, internships, seminars, collaborations, new work, national and international. Contact: Being Worn: One of my policies for Findings is to picture jewellery being worn, and where possible not just on pretty young female models! If you see a great image of contemporary jewellery being worn, bring it to my attention. It may spark something. Contact:

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Comment by Rebecca Skeels on July 7, 2011 at 9:12am
Anyone with an interest, and some experience, in enamelling. The Guild of Enamellers is offering a bursary to anyone with some experience in enamelling.


The bursary provides free Membership to The Guild of Enamellers for a year and a place at the Guild's Residential Weekend Conference.


Comment by Rebecca Skeels on June 26, 2011 at 11:18am

The Nottingham Castle Annual Open 2011

The Nottingham Castle Annual Open starts in October 2011 and remains the familiar and much-loved Annual Open event that has been a regular feature of the Castle's programme since 1878: a visual feast celebrating the best of East Midlands' artistic talent.
Comment by Catherine Marche on June 23, 2011 at 3:16pm

Hello Fellow ACJ members

Just finished Treasure & London Jewellery week and getting ready for New Designers next week... Busy times !


Comment by The Justified Sinner on June 16, 2011 at 12:19pm


Some of my students have put together this show at the Mackintosh Church in Glasgow, showcasing fine jewellery with an emphasis on technological means of production. Anyone interested in attending is very welcome:



Comment by Rebecca Skeels on June 16, 2011 at 11:21am

Aberdeen Art Gallery

19 March 2011 - 3 March 2012

You are here : Exhibitions  >  Current  >  Metal Works !

Metalwork has played a central role in our lives for centuries, from everyday domestic objects to the ceremonial commissions found in churches and government buildings. Combining works from the permanent collection and the Goldsmiths’ Company Collection, on loan from London, this exciting new exhibition showcases some of the most prominent figures in the history of British metalworking and explores how they have engaged with this versatile material.

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on June 16, 2011 at 11:18am

Lucy Woodley - STEMS, 3rd of May - 29th June

Jewellery normally only comes to life when it is being worn, but Lucy Woodley has always thought that it could be so much more than this. In this exhibition she explores possible solutions by developing different ways of displaying jewellery when it is not being worn. Each piece is integrated into a background which echoes the design, creating a whole new decorative object and extending the function of the piece.

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on June 16, 2011 at 11:12am


Craft Gallery
20 June — 02 September 2011

See how designer makers are inspired by mark-making, drawing and illustration.
Comment by Rebecca Skeels on June 16, 2011 at 11:05am

Touching Gold -Jacqueline Mina

17.06.11 - 23.07.11

Focus Artists (downstairs)
Vicki Ambery-Smith -jewellery
Dail Behennah -metal
Helene Uffren -glass

International Focus
Anne Claude Jeitz -glass

Electrum Focus
Karola Torkos


Contemporary Applied Arts is delighted to announce the launch of Jacqueline Mina’s major retrospective show. Timed to follow her critically acclaimed show at The Goldsmiths’ Company, this touring exhibition offers the opportunity of acquiring rare and unrepeatable pieces dating from the 1980’s to the present day.


Comment by Rebecca Skeels on June 16, 2011 at 10:56am

Artful summer show. You are warmly invited to the Private View evening. This is taking place at two close-by sites on Friday 24th June 7pm - 9pm.

For more information and to learn about the rest of the open studios weekend 24th-26th June, see:

The galleries are both on Elm Road - Winchester SO22 5AG: Atelier - 36 Elm Road, and Standrin gallery - just a few doors down in the courtyard - make sure you see both as they have different things on offer!

There will be the chance to see and buy work from 7 local artists in the Fulflood, Winchester area, to meet the artists and to have a drink.

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on June 10, 2011 at 4:40am

Artists are invited to submit ‘sketches’ of machines - hoped or feared, possible or impossible. We are seeking raw ideas on the back of an envelope for a group show in the TestBed space.

Submission Deadline Friday 22 July
Exhibition dates: 10 September - 16 November 2011
Launch event 17 September 2011

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