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: 67
Latest Activity: on Thursday

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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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: 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 June 13, 2017 at 6:25pm

If you're coming to the ACJ's 20:20 Visions conference, you can pre-order a copy of Boris Bally's new book 'I.M.A.G.I.N.E PEACE NOW' and save money on delivery by collecting it in person - from Boris himself! First 30 pre-orders will be eligible, by emailing conference@acj.org.uk. (Hardback copy costs £46 - with no US postage charge!)

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on June 12, 2017 at 5:04pm

Book now for 'Colouring Titanium', one of our 20:20 Visions events, this Thursday 15th June at The Goldsmiths Centre, London. Find out more about how to achieve these amazing colours and effects in jewellery.

Talk, film screening, how to demo, and glass of wine all for £10! Tickets online via The Goldsmiths Centre website: Colouring Titanium

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on June 10, 2017 at 6:18pm

These are such 'Ambiguous Implements'! Discover more about the enticing and performative work of Colley & Clooney at our 20:20 Visions conference, 7-9th July in Sheffield. This 20th anniversary conference programme is packed with fantastic speakers including Boris Bally (USA) Melissa Cameron (Australia/USA) Simon Fraser (UK) and Johanna Zellmer (Germany/NZ). There are performances, workshops, talks, demos, exhibitions and more! Full details and tickets available via our website: http://acj.org.uk/…/2-uncategorised/426-conference-july-2017 or book online with Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/acj-conference-2017-tickets-…

We look forward to welcoming you!

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on June 10, 2017 at 3:21pm

Projects Officer
Jerwood Charitable Foundation seeks Projects Officer
£23,000 pro rata (£13,800 per annum at 0.6 FTE).
Application deadline: June 22nd 2017

Part Time, three days per week (Monday, Wednesday, Thursday).

Application deadline: 5pm 22 June, 2017.

Jerwood Charitable Foundation is a grant-making foundation dedicated to imaginative and responsible funding of the arts. We work with exceptional, dedicated artists and producers, enabling them to develop and thrive at important stages in their practice, often in partnership with leading UK arts organisations.

Over the next two years, we will fund and deliver a range of national projects and programmes, each with the ambition to create exceptional opportunities for talented individuals working in the arts. To help us realise the potential of this activity, the new role of Projects Officer will work across a number of these projects to support each project lead.

Do you have an enthusiasm for the arts? Are you good with people and would like to ensure they have the best possible experience when taking part in a project? Are you organised, and good with numbers and information?

We would love to hear from you. Information on how to apply can be found on our website for more details.
http://www.jerwoodcharitablefoundation.org/about-us/jobs/

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on June 10, 2017 at 3:18pm

something different to add to your work?
Masterclasses

Booking for all masterclasses will open on
Tuesday 6th June (today) at 8pm.

Tuesday 4th July:
10:00 - 12:30   Morning - Concrete Masterclass
10:00 - 12:30   Morning - Textile-Moulded Polystyrene Masterclass
11:30 - 14:00   Midday - Textile-Moulded Polystyrene Masterclass
14:00 - 16:30   Afternoon - Textile-Moulded Polystyrene Masterclass
14:30 - 17:00   Afternoon - Concrete Masterclass

Wednesday 5th July:
10:00 - 12:30   Morning - Arduino Weather Station Masterclass
14:30 - 17:00   Afternoon - Arduino Weather Station Masterclass
18:30 - 19:30   A Potato Mash-up and Chip Chat with Martin Conreen

Thursday 6th July:
10:00 - 12:30   Morning - Papermaking Masterclass
10:00 - 12:30   Morning - Paintbrush Making Masterclass
10:00 - 16:30   Linoleum Printing Masterclass
14:30 - 17:00   Afternoon - Papermaking Masterclass
14:30 - 17:00   Afternoon - Paintbrush Making Masterclass

Friday 7th July:
10:00 - 12:00   Morning - Bottle Joinery Masterclass
10:00 - 16:30   Stool in a Day Masterclass
14:30 - 16:30   Afternoon - Bottle Joinery Masterclass

Please note: booking has not yet opened. All events are free but space is limited. Last year masterclasses were fully booked within minutes so, if you are keen, be ready to click on the booking link just after 8pm today.

Due to the popularity of the workshops we can only allow two Festival of Stuff workshop bookings per person across the programme. This does not apply to Wednesday evening's talk.

The masterclasses have no age restrictions but under 16's must be accompanied by an adult. If you have questions drop us an email at events@instituteofmaking.org.uk

http://www.instituteofmaking.org.uk/events/series/festival-of-stuff...

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on June 10, 2017 at 3:15pm

Crafts Council: Flourish
A business development conference for makers at Armourers' Hall  
1 - 2 July, 11.30am - 5pm
Designed with makers in mind, this informal and engaging two day event will cover topics such as brand identity; working with galleries; marketing and social media; working internationally and growing your financial potential.
http://www.craftscouncil.org.uk/what-we-do/flourish/?utm_source=Mas...

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on June 10, 2017 at 3:13pm

Jacobs the Jewellers
Young Designer Competition
Jacobs the Jewellers, Reading
6 - 30 June 2017
Jacobs the Jewellers will once again be running its annual Young Designer Competition.
 
The exhibition will feature work by emerging designers from the Bishopsland Educational Trust.
Students have produced one new work in silver or one new piece of jewellery, and the public will be able to vote for their favourite designs.
https://www.thegoldsmiths.co.uk/company/today/news/2017/06/05/young...

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on June 10, 2017 at 3:12pm

Goldsmiths' Centre
Setting Out
Programme
4 September 2017 – 24 August 2018
The Goldsmiths' Centre's intensive Setting Out course focuses on teaching business, creative and product development skills to help develop a jewellery, silversmithing or allied trades business.
For more information on how to apply to the Setting Out programme, visit the Goldsmiths' Centre http://www.goldsmiths-centre.org/professional-training/business-sup...

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on June 10, 2017 at 3:10pm
Student Internship Graduate Award: Applications Open
SIGA is a Goldsmiths’ Company award open to two graduates (within 5 years of graduation), helping to support the next generation of silversmiths.
The award offers the opportunity to train with the country’s leading silversmiths for 16 weeks before creating an exhibition of work at the Goldsmiths’ Centre.
Read more about this year's SIGA recipients on the website. Details on the applications for 2018 are online here.
Comment by Rebecca Skeels on June 10, 2017 at 3:08pm

New Appointment Shatters
700-year Glass Ceiling
Wednesday 17 May marked the installation of Judith Cobham-Lowe OBE as the first woman Prime Warden of the Goldsmiths' Company.
Judith became a Liveryman of the Worshipful Company of Goldsmiths in 1993.  Since then, she has been closely involved in the Company’s charitable and education activities.
 
Judith's year as Prime Warden will launch the decade running up to the 700th Anniversary of the Company's first Royal Charter.
At least £70m will be gifted by the Livery Company and its Charity over the next 10 years in support of the gold and silversmiths’ trade, apprentice training & other charitable activities...

https://www.thegoldsmiths.co.uk/company/today/news/2017/05/17/new-a...

 

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