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: 70
Latest Activity: yesterday

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 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: 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 Rebecca Skeels on September 17, 2016 at 11:10am

LCN Administrative Coordinator, Cockpit Arts


Description

£24,000 for 5 days a week (Monday to Friday 9.30am - 5.30pm). Fixed term until December 2018.

This is a new fixed-term post to assist Cockpit Arts in delivering the London Creative Network programme, supported by ERDF. London Creative Network (LCN) assists London-based small creative companies and sole traders to advance their capacities for products, services and development. The programme is delivered by a consortium of four organisations: Four Corners, Cockpit Arts, Photofusion & SPACE. You will be based at the Holborn site in central London and may spend some time at our Deptford site in South East London. Applicants should have experience of providing administrative support, be highly organised and have excellent communication skills.

How to Apply

For an application form, please download from our website http://cockpitarts.com/about-cockpit-arts/jobs-opportunities/ For further information, please contact Madeleine Furness at madeleine@cockpitarts.com. Deadline is 12 noon Thursday 22 September 2016. Interviews will be held on Tuesday 27 September.


Comment by Rebecca Skeels on September 17, 2016 at 11:09am

David Canter Memorial Fund


Description

The David Canter Memorial Fund offers awards to give financial assistance to those working in crafts.

The fund is open to those who have finished their formal training and are working full-time or part-time but need money for specific projects, eg setting up a workshop, buying equipment, educational work or for research and travel.

Awards made are usually up to a maximum of £500 and are made every other year, each time focusing on different craft disciplines. For 2016 this will be Printmaking.

How to Apply

To request further information and an application form, please email alison.penwell@crafts.org.uk or send a SAE to Alison Penwell, The Devon Guild of Craftsmen, Riverside Mill, Bovey Tracey, Devon TQ13 9AF


Comment by Rebecca Skeels on September 17, 2016 at 10:38am
A comprehensive talks programme hosted by industry specialists and experts, including Asian Department Senior Curator at the Victoria and Albert Museum, Susan Stronge who will be discussing the recent Bejwelled Treasures: The Al Thani Collection exhibition. See the full programme and book tickets on the Fair website.
Free Afternoon Talks
This year's afternoon talks include Janice Hosegood who will discuss commissioning jewellery with jewellers Yen Duong and Jo Hayes Ward, and John Andrew, Curator of the Pearson Collection, in conversation with silversmith Fred Rich.
Comment by Rebecca Skeels on September 17, 2016 at 10:36am
Serf service: “Studios are less useful without people and networks”
Serf, the latest addition to Leeds' expanding workspace scene, offers much more than studio space for artists – it provides a support structure for early career artists at a crucial time in their development. Lara Eggleton reports.
 
Artist Led Artist Workspace Artists Studios Leeds yorkshire
 
Serf is the newest addition to the burgeoning workspace culture in Leeds, an artist-led, open-plan studio and project space that opened in late July. Its name positively appropriates the feudal bond between agricultural labourers and lord, whereby a plot of land is provided in exchange for protection.
 
 
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‘Taction’ continues to 23 September 2016, at Serf, 23-25 Wharf Street, Leeds LS2 7EQhttps://www.a-n.co.uk/news/serf-service-studios-are-less-useful-without-people-and-networks
Comment by Rebecca Skeels on September 17, 2016 at 10:33am
To download the application form, simply click here.
 
This is your chance to join over 150 leading UK and International makers who have already chosen to take advantage of this unique opportunity to develop their trade contacts and access over 15,000 retailers and trade buyers from over 60 countries.
 
Highlights and exhibitors include :
The Goldsmiths' Company Award 2016 winner John Moore | Rosemary James Memorial Award winner 2015 BTU Studio | International Fashion Accessories by PieterSZoon | Alongside Taisir Gibreel | Ali Tomlin Ceramics | Boop Design |
Carl Austin Furniture | Moth and Mirror | Olivia McGill Pottery | Penny Warren | Suzanne Breakwell | Terry Macey | Sharyn Dunn and Williams Handmade
Hear from Helaina Sharpley as she discusses how, as an artist and creative business, exhibiting at Top Drawer | Craft is crucial for her, simply click here.
Housed in its own specially curated area Craft presents carefully vetted, high quality, handmade products to influential buyers at the first professional buying event in the European calendar from 15-17 January 2017 | Olympia, London.
Comment by Rebecca Skeels on September 17, 2016 at 10:26am
Comment by Rebecca Skeels on September 17, 2016 at 10:24am

Awards, Galleries, Exhibitions, Craft Fairs & Shows, Calls for Entries, industry News and loads more - and it's all for free!

Best wishes, hope you enjoy it!

Angie & Paul Boyer
http://www.craftanddesign.net/newsletter/craft-and-design-newslette...

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on September 17, 2016 at 10:18am

There's a lot of excitement and preparation behind the scenes at AJF right now as we get ready for the upcoming trips to Los Angeles, California at the end of this month and the trip to Florence and Padua, Italy in October. While it isn't always possible for everyone to join in our public events, AJF makes sure to share what happens with you in the form of reports, reviews, and interviews about the places we go and the people we meet. You can read a fantastic interview with Lois Boardman about her collection being accessioned by LACMA; https://artjewelryforum.org/in-conversation-with-lois-boardman?utm_...

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on September 17, 2016 at 10:15am
DEADLINE EXTENDED!
Friday 23rd Sept
We're passionate about all things handmade in Britain, so we are very excited to announce Emerging Talents, our partnership with Tatty Devine.
 
We're launching in Edinburgh this October and if you graduated in 2014/15/16 then this is your chance to be handpicked by Rosie and Harriet, Tatty Devine co-founders, to exhibit your work. We're looking for a wide range of original products to showcase, from jewellery to ceramics and textiles to prints - we can't wait to see your makes!
 
To apply, simply complete an application form and email it to emergingtalents@tattydevine.com by FRIDAY 23RD SEPTEMBER. If you've made the cut, we'll be in touch! http://www.tattydevine.com/emerging-talents
Comment by Rebecca Skeels on September 17, 2016 at 10:11am
Time is ticking... entries for the 2017 Surface Design Awards close on Friday 30 September 2016.
 
The Surface Design Awards recognise examples of progressive design and the use of innovative surfaces in projects both in the UK and internationally.
 
Launched in 2013, the Awards have grown quickly both in stature and the number of entrants. In 2016 the Awards received 146 entries from 24 different countries. http://www.surfacedesignshow.co.uk/surface-design-awards?dm_i=1S23,...
 

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2016 Crafthaus Project Grant

Every other year, crafthaus awards a micro grant to a craft artist regardless of their location, professional background, or chosen craft field.

2016 Submission period

September 6 - 30, 2016.

Eligibility and additional information: https://is.gd/qhlXfz

Entry form

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