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.


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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

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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 May 2, 2012 at 3:53pm

Artists: Opportunity to exhibit in a new space in Coventry
Deadline: 04 April 2013
Matthew Macaulay
Email the gallery with idea proposal and image portfolio of 10 images in PDF

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on May 2, 2012 at 3:51pm

Anyone: In June 2012 TROVE, with Antonio Roberts, are hosting an exhibition about toys. TROVE are looking for toys, as is the current understanding of the word, that have been altered, hacked, modified or electronically changed. Notes for application: - please make sure you can deliver and collect your toys from TROVE; 11th/12th June for drop off and 24th June for collection. - we will only be accepting applications where toys are battery powered
Deadline: 06 May 2012
Charlie Levine
Submit examples of your modified toys to: Please email Antonio and include: - your CV and a short personal statement - a short description of the work/toys - links to online footage of the toy is available - max 6 photographs of the toy/s you are proposing

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on May 2, 2012 at 3:46pm

Call for Entries. Sculptural work in any medium suitable for exhibition outside, depicting some aspect of the natural world, flora or fauna, in representational or abstract form. Open submission.
Deadline: 18 June 2012
The Crown Estate
To apply Call 01784 435544 or visit the website for more details.

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on April 28, 2012 at 10:55am


This month seems to be about sad news for the metal clay community. Read on.

Aida have announced a rather large price increase in their Art Clay Silver products. As of the 1st of June there will be an increase in price of approximately 30%. One of the UK distributors Metal Clay Limited has released a statement which goes some way to explain Aida's decision;
"Change in Art Clay pricing - Aida has managed to keep the prices of metal clay as low as possible for a long time but, due to the historical high rate of the Japanese Yen appreciation against the US Dollar and Euro since last year, combined with the continuous high price of gold and silver and increases in manufacturing costs in Japan, they now need to be more realistic with how they price their products, in order to keep manufacturing and supplying us" For the full statement about the Art Clay price rise, click here.

Anna Campbell has helpfully compiled a table for UK suppliers and their current prices, which will be subject to change once the price hike comes into force. Check it out Anna Campbell's blog post about the Art Clay price increase here.

Art Clay World have just announced that they won't be running the biannual conference in 2013. They are calling on the metal clay manufacturers to get together and organise a conference for the community or for some other entity to take this on. Read the full statement from Art Clay World here. What do you guys think?

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on April 28, 2012 at 10:43am 

Michelle Arieu wins the Rising Star 2012 Professional Development Prize. The Prize is supported by Lucinda and Andrew Fleming.

The Rising Stars Symposium was a great success and enjoyed by all those th...See more
Changing special offers EVERY DAY in April
including daily special deals on ceramics, jewellery, limited edition prints, painting etc.
Comment by Rebecca Skeels on April 28, 2012 at 10:21am


New York—When the 15th edition of the Sculpture Objects & Functional Art Fair (SOFA NEW YORK) opens on Friday, April 20 at the Park Avenue Armory, it will do what it has always had done best—spur visitors to wrestle with the topic: What is art? As always, attendees will be drawn to a thrilling collection of masterworks representing the gamut of contemporary art and design from around the world. Upon entering the exhibition hall, fairgoers will be instantly transported into a celestial mise-en-scene created by architect David Ling. 

AISLE 200:

At Ornamentum, from Hudson, NY, Stefan Friedmann presents David Clarke, one of Britain’s most highly innovative silversmiths, who whimsically subverts entrenched silversmithing and metalsmith traditions, often taking them to surprising extremes. In 2010, Clarke was awarded the UK’s prestigious Jerwood Contemporary Makers Award (Booth 209).

  Thalen and Thalen

Rob and Jaap Thalen
Thalen & Thalen

  Sowon Joo

Sowon Joo
Snyderman-Works Gallery

Carrying on a rich tradition of Belgian silversmithing areThalen and Thalen, a father and son team from Francorchamps. Rob Thalen invites collectors and savvy investors alike to “enjoy the touch, the light reflecting in this precious material, and the sheer being of (our) objects.” (Booth 310).

Earning his stripes as principal team member with the likes of Lino Tagliapietra and Dale Chihuly, John Kiley’s glass sculpture at Schantz Galleries, Stockbridge, MA, explores internal and external form, expressing the shifting relationship between shape, light and color (Booth 311).

The Philadelphia-based Snyderman-Works Galleriespresents poetic Korean artist/jeweler Sowon Joo, who calls her work “fairytales for grown-ups.” Inspired by nature’s order and harmony, Joo richly references its interconnectedness in her design and materials (Booth 318).
Comment by Rebecca Skeels on April 28, 2012 at 9:58am

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Welcome to our very special Craft and Design Month newsletter.

We would like to say a huge thank you to our fantastic sponsors who, once again, have give us such wonderful support. You'll find details of their events and lots of other highlights in this special Craft and Design Month newsletter.

We've got hundreds of events listed now on the website at so please do have a look and see what's happening in your area.

It would be lovely to share your events throughout the month - we'll be featuring as many as we can on our blog. Whether you are involved as a maker, trying out a new skill or simply enjoying a lovely event, drop us an email and let us know

Wishing all of you a very happy and special Craft and Design Month 2012

All the team at craft&design

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Comment by Rebecca Skeels on April 28, 2012 at 9:38am



Acting sustainably is what we do. With our beginnings in Australia, for over 26 years now we have been designing and manufacturing commercial furniture products and components for global work place environments. With sustainability at the core of everything we do, we are dedicated to the minimization of environmental impact from our products and actions.



Thinking Ergonomix is pleased to announce our Clerkenwell Design Week CASINO™ ‘Roll in the Style’ Design Competition!

CASINO™ is a two-in-one mobile storage solution designed by Thinking Ergonomix. Shortlisted at FX Awards 2011 within the Office Furniture category, one of CASINO’s unique features includes interchangeable graphic side panels, allowing unlimited scope using customized graphics.

Thinking Ergonomix challenges you to create a unique and stylish CASINO™ graphic panel!

Entries will be judged by a panel of eminent judges convened by Thinking Ergonomix with the winner announced at Thinking Ergonomix’s showroom on Thursday 24th May 2012 at 6:00pm. Click here to enter



Visit any one of Thinking Ergonomix's happy hours during Clerkenwell Design Week, and you'll have a great chance of walking away with one of the hundred WARRIOR stools we are giving away each day! It's that simple!

WARRIOR is a lightweight and durable stool manufactured from a simple lightweight material - expanded polypropylene (EPP) making it 100% recyclable. Despite weighing less than 1.5kg (fairy weight), WARRIOR has been load tested to over 300kg (super hero weight)! Designed to provide a stylish and ergonomic solution, WARRIOR is used for break-out areas, retail seating and a variety of uses within the home and outdoors.

Walk away with a WARRIOR happy hour times:

Tuesday 22 May          11am - 12pm and 1pm - 2pm

Wednesday 23 May     12pm - 1pm and 2pm - 3pm

Thursday 24 May         1pm - 2pm and 4pm - 5pm





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London  EC1M 5PS




Comment by Rebecca Skeels on April 28, 2012 at 9:16am
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Save the date for Assemble 2012

Assemble 2012

Mark your calendar for Assemble 2012 - the Crafts Council Conference on Thursday 20 September at the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA), London. 

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

Keynote speakers include Ed Vaizey MP, Minister for Culture, Communications and the Creative Industries and during the day there will be panel discussions, activities and ample opportunity for networking and making new contacts. Join us for a stimulating day during the London Design Festival. 

We'll be announcing further speakers, how to book tickets and more information shortly. In the meantime, find out more about other Crafts Council projects on our website

Assemble 2012 is presented by the Crafts Council in partnership with Watershed and Makers' Guild.  
Comment by Rebecca Skeels on April 28, 2012 at 9:10am


Want to inspire Portland? It's not too late to become a presenter at the May 17th PechaKucha Night at SPACE Gallery. Deadline to submit is April 30th.

PechaKucha Nights are informal and fun gatherings for creative people to share their ideas, work and thoughts — often with wildly diverse subjects from umbrella covers to cell phone photography. The catch? Stories are told using a rapid pace presentation format of 20 images × 20 seconds.

Send a 3 slide teaser of your presentation to: with "I'd like to present at PechaKucha Portland" in the subject line.

What will you show? What will you tell?


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