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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Started by Rebecca Skeels Jun 13. 0 Replies

Hi EveryoneDon't forget to add your exhibitions and shows, classes and facts and competitions that are related to contemporary jewellery here!And do also paste related and useful links to items you find.Please also feel free to comment on other peoples discussions and posts.We have a continually growing digital network with todays numbers at2154 people linked to the Facebook page to the Crafthaus page to the linkedin page…Continue

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Comment by Rebecca Skeels on June 13, 2015 at 8:07am

2016 applicants open

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on June 13, 2015 at 7:57am
Smart materials for smart products
19/05/15 10:44
I see that the Fraunhofer Institutes are getting some press coverage on their ability to develop new materials for new electronic applications. The interesting thing about this is that some are smart materials, some that haven’t seen much in the way of articles lately.

Electrochromic materials respond to light to generate power or indeed can generate light when powered. Fraunhofer have been looking at electrochromic films for shading in windows and talking about the challenge of developing the colour range and the breadth of response.

There’s also mention of new elastomer actuators for invisible switches for consumer, automotive and industrial electronics combining elastomers with piezoelectric thin film sensors.

Both these smart technologies – electrochromic and piezoelectric - are covered in the Smart Design Guide and we’re looking for feedback from the smart materials community on the accuracy of these outlines so if you want to see something added or changed then contact Steve Morris.
Comment by Rebecca Skeels on June 11, 2015 at 6:54am
Who we’re looking for:
The British Council and Anou are launching an open call seeking 3 UK-based design and craft practitioners for the second round of the Common Thread residencies. The residencies will take place over a period of 3 weeks in August, when the residents will live in the High Atlas Mountains with artisans who are part of the Moroccan e-commerce artisan-led platform Anou. Residents and artisans will lead workshops and share their practices with each other in this exciting opportunity.

This residency is for UK-based practitioners. Applicants from design and craft backgrounds are preferred, though applications from other practitioners will be considered. Residents will be given the opportunity to learn from artisans working across weaving, leather, jewellery, woodwork, ceramics and metalwork. We’d be open to applications from recent graduates as well as established practitioners.

The link to our blog is here

And full open call document including the application process is here

The deadline for applications is 6 July.

All the best,


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Comment by Rebecca Skeels on June 11, 2015 at 6:39am

Anna Mlasowsky TAG Grant

Technology Advancing Glass (TAG) provides an annual research grant to an artist or group of artists exploring new materials, techniques, making methods, or applications of technology that will generally advance the field of art made with glass. Last year we received 38 unique and innovative proposals for the first-ever TAG Grant. The committee is looking forward to seeing what this year’s applicants will bring to the table!

Project proposals are open for ideas such as: new materials, production techniques, safe shipping techniques, new tools, adhesives, ways to create glass sculpture animated with electronics… and beyond. Proposals are limited only by the imagination of our artists.

DEADLINE: July 31, 2015

For more information, visit _Grant.html

Photo: 2014 recipient, Anna Mlasowsky - moldless pâte de verre process that utilizes 3D computer modeling to create basic shapes, which are laser cut and assembled.
Comment by Rebecca Skeels on June 10, 2015 at 11:44am

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on June 8, 2015 at 3:31pm
Comment by Rebecca Skeels on June 8, 2015 at 8:14am

Peel Jones Copper Products produces copper castings between 100Kg and 1400Kgs in pure copper.
An opportunity exists to gain practical hands on experience in the moulding and casting areas of the business.

Experience in a casting process will be beneficial.

The training contract will be between 2 and 6 months depending on student availability, with view to employment if you are interested.
Please contact Kevin Clarke to discuss
Initial contact by email to
Tel: 01287 640658
Fax: 01287 643395

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on June 8, 2015 at 7:57am

Preview our graduate focus online...particular good list on back page!

In this special graduate focus, Peter Mosley looks at the benefits of taking risks, Julia Bennett explores the current state of arts education and we ask our favourite makers what piece of advice they wished they’d been given when they graduated. Enjoy!

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on June 7, 2015 at 12:52pm
Wearables for the home
EXHIBITION / 30 APR 2015 - 27 JUN 2015\
Crossing the borders of their fields, the creators offer themselves a new space for reflection, favorable to the blossoming of it and our own blossoming.

Artist list

Judith Bloedjes, Tine De Ruysser, Yu Hiraishi, Cynthia Jacobs, Jillian Moore, Kellie Riggs, Arnaud Sprimont, Kirsten Spuybroek, Anneleen Swillen, Karen Vanmol, Timothy Veske-McMahon
Indeed, many of the selected items in the work of 11 creators somewhat transgress the functions and uses normally given to a jewel, go beyond the existing framework of the body to get into our habitat.

As the word ´home` in the exhibition evokes, these creations are designed to take place in our interior. If due to their scale, come of the jewels/objects lose their ´wearable` nature, nonetheless their very fabric is intimately related to the body, due to the process of creation or to their workmanship.

Opening: Thursday, 30 April 2015, 6-9 pm

Open hours: Thursday-Saturday, 2- 6 pm and by appointment
Comment by Rebecca Skeels on June 3, 2015 at 3:48pm
Design Council Trustees
Design Council is an enterprising charity
DATE: 28 May 2015, 20:45 — 21 June 2015, 20:45
We believe that design-led innovation can stimulate business growth, transform public services and enhance places and cities. Currently celebrating our seventieth year, we are seeking three new trustees to join our board.

We are looking for three outstanding individuals to help to guide the charity and to act as influential torchbearers for British design. In particular, we are seeking trustees who are recognised leaders and have strong experience in the fields of:

Product and industrial design
Design education
Built environment design and regeneration.

Please visit to find out more.

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