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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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Calling ACJ members: Do let us know what you would like to read about in the next issue of Findings. Contact: info@poppyporter.co.uk. 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: info@poppyporter.co.uk.Jewellery 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: info@poppyporter.co.uk.Continue

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Comment by Brigitte Martin on July 25, 2012 at 7:52am

Apply for Made In Scotland from ACS Jewellery Studio
From: 19/07/2012 To: 10/08/2012 09:00 - 12:00
E-mail: baird.emma@gmail.com
Website: http://www.acsjewellerystudio.co.uk

"Made in Scotland" will celebrate the very best in contemporary design from Jewellers currently residing in Scotland.

ACS Jewellery Studio are passionate about supporting fledgling careers and are keen to receive applications from Scottish graduates in the early stages of their career. Established jewellers are also welcome to apply.

The aim of this exhibition is to promote & celebrate the wealth of talent we have in Scotland and will offer successful applicants an excellent opportunity showcase their work.

The Exhibition will run from the 14th of September through to the 30th October. If you would like to apply then please read through our criteria below.

Criteria
* You are a jeweller currently residing in Scotland.
* Your work is original in design and finished to a high standard.
* Work must not be mass produced.
* You make jewellery from any of the following: precious metal, glass, wood, resin, mixed media.
* Closing date for applications - 12:00 on Friday the 10th August
* Successful designers will be contacted by the 17th of August.

Download an application form (PDF).

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on July 23, 2012 at 11:54am

STOP PRESS! Opportunity for craft makers to be involved in new BBC2 craft series…

 

BBC2 are holding a filming event at Amberley Heritage Centre this weekend, Saturday 28th July and there are a few spots left for craftspeople to demo. The show is a new 10 part commission for BBC TWO called PAUL MARTIN’S HANDMADE REVOLUTION and it’s about British crafts and craftspeople. The filming will be taking place around Amberley and they are inviting the public to come along to create a real atmosphere of celebration for craftspeople. To keep the public entertained a variety of craftspeople will demonstrate throughout the day and if anyone else would like to be involved that would be great.

 

If anyone is interested please get in touch by midday tomorrow, Tuesday 24th (the print shop need the final schedules by then!) with Katy Roberts atkaty.roberts1@bbc.co.uk or by phone 0117 974 7702.

 

The event will run from 10am until 5pm so all demos will need to be ready to go at 10am. People will need to bring all their own equipment and table and chairs. Tea/coffee and a contribution towards mileage for one car can be provided.

 

Unfortunately BBC Editorial Policy does NOT allow anyone invited to demo to sell their products throughout the day. Likewise there cannot be any visible branding on site so no posters, banners, t-shirts etc. If members of the public ask for a business card or a web address then that is OK to give out so long as they’re not displayed.

 

Copies of relevant public liability and risk assessments are required (electronic is preferable). The public may not participate in making, ‘have a go’ unless agreed in advance for health and safety reasons.

 

You may be asked to be filmed for the programme but this is schedule dependant and may not happen at all. There are lots of factors as this is a pilot series and the first event, weather, numbers of public, people coming on time etc and they cannot make any promises to film anyone at this stage. If the Director does want to film with you Katy  will give you as much notice as possible on the day.

 

We appreciate that there are quite a lot of rules but the day if people want to have a fun day meeting people and showing off their work to a new audience and get a ‘behind the scenes’ look at the show being made, then please do get in touch with Katy who will be happy to answer any questions that anyone has if they would like to call.

 

 

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on July 21, 2012 at 7:23am

New Ashgate Summer Party

Sat 25 August, 4-6pm (admission £2; free with a flyer)

 

To celebrate the fantastic works donated by artists & makers for the Summer Fundraiser exhibition, we are organising a Summer Party with music, artists, art activities, drinks and delicious cakes - not to be missed. The Mayor will be there - we hope to see you, too!

 

 

Claire Baker; Mychael Barratt; Barbara Beaumont; Julian Belmonte; Ruta Brown; Tim Burns; Carys Davies; Felise Dumas; Emma Dunbar; Joan Elliot Bates; EM Jewellery; Michael Fairclough; Anita Gellatly; Robert Goldsmith; Emma Johnstone; Arwyn Jones; Ruth King; Margaret Knott; Fiona Millais; Jane Muir; Vicki Nigoumi; Halina Nekanda-Trepka; Trevor Price; Guy Royale; Andrew Sanders & David Wallace; Daniel Smith; Kyoko Takahashi; Dee Thomas; Adele Thurstan; Fiona Watson... and many more.

 

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on July 21, 2012 at 7:09am

COLLECT 2013 Exhibitor applications open

Photo: Sophie Mutevelian

The Crafts Council is delighted to announce dates for COLLECT 2013.

Celebrating its 10th year in 2013, COLLECT will open its doors to the public from Friday 10 May 2013 – Monday 13 May 2013.

Since the re-launch at the Saatchi Gallery in 2009, COLLECT has become an internationally renowned event with exceptional standards at the core of its success.

We are now inviting applications for principal exhibitor’s stands to be positioned on the ground and first floors of the event, please see accompanying material and make an application by 5pm, 1 October 2012.

  • Photo: Syvain Deleu
Comment by Rebecca Skeels on July 21, 2012 at 6:36am

Latest issue

Issue No. 237, July/August

237 cover

Made in Sheffield …but created for the 2012 London Games and designed by Nick Munro. Charlotte Abrahams discovers the craft behind John Lewis’s Olympic silverware

Personal tragedy has led Julian Stair into making some of his most ambitious work, says Emma Crichton-Miller

A former hospital in London’s Battersea has provided the inspiration for a new exhibition from three contrasting artists. Teleri Lloyd-Jones explains all 

With a new show about to open, Ismini Samanidou tells Nicole Swengley how photography informs her woven textiles

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The Crafts Council has curated a showcase of contemporary craft for the British Business Embassy during London 2012 Gameshttp://bit.ly/NFpg9F Oil Drizzler and Red Sand Bowl by Adi Toch
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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.

 

 

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