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.


Location: UK
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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

Discussion Forum

What would you like to read or write about?

Started by Rebecca Skeels. Last reply by Rebecca Skeels Jul 12. 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 September 27, 2015 at 12:29pm
The SCHMUCK is an international exhibition that has been taking place in Munich for more than 50 years. It combines works of established artists and promising newcomers in the area of contemporary jewellery design and is the meeting place for collectors, jewellery lovers and museum curators from Germany and abroad.

Application deadline: 1st October 2015
Comment by Rebecca Skeels on September 27, 2015 at 12:27pm
Coventry University’s Centre for Business In Society (CBiS) are delighted to invite you to:
Responsibility in Fine Jewellery Consumption
On Wednesday 11th November 2015, 5:30pm—8:00pm

As part of the Economic & Social Research Council’s (ESRC) 13th annual Festival of Social Science, the event aims to:
Share recently published research on consumer behaviour, ethical practices and ethical issues in consumption
Raise industry awareness about what matters to jewellery consumers regarding social, economic and environmental impact of purchases
Help firms, trade associations and policy makers to embed responsibility in their practices
Exchange ideas and discuss challenges for responsible business in jewellery.
Please join us for drinks and canapés, followed by the opportunity to hear from keynote speakers; Judith Lockwood, Sales Director Hockley Mint, Managing Director You Fine Jewellery Ltd - Arctic Circle Diamonds [Fairtrade jewellery], and Michael Rawlinson, CEO of The National Association of Jewellers [NAJ].

For more information please contact:
Professor Marylyn Carrigan |
To register for the free event by November 3rd please e-mail:


Join the discussion:

Professor Marylyn Carrigan
Centre for Business in Society (CBiS)
Coventry University Business School
Faculty of Business, Environment & Society
Priory Street
Coventry CV1 5FB

Tel: 024 7688 8459
Mob: 0755 742 5379
Comment by Rebecca Skeels on September 27, 2015 at 12:23pm
International Showcasing Opportunity

In 2016 and 2017 the Crafts Council will expand its successful International Showcasing programme to promote luxury British craft in Europe and the United States.

In partnership with The New Craftsmen, who will co-curate and lead on sales, we will take selected UK-based makers to showcase during Design Miami and Design Miami/Basel.

We are looking for applications from makers of all disciplines who have ambitions to export and showcase internationally.

To find out more, please read the supporting guidance document online.

To apply, create a Crafts Council web account and click on the 'International Showcasing' application.

For further queries, please email Paul Adlam, Crafts Council's Head of Enterprise.

Applications close at midnight on the 20th October 2015.
Comment by Rebecca Skeels on September 27, 2015 at 12:21pm
Performances: The Stuff of Memory

FRIDAY 2 OCT, 19.00–21.30

Stay later to see free special evening performances in the exhibition. Explore the performativity of copper with artist Alice Anderson and Zoe Laughlin, co-founder and director of the Institute of Making. This is one of our Friday Lates, when we’re open until 22.00 on the first Friday of the month.

› Performances: The Stuff of Memory – find out more
Comment by Rebecca Skeels on September 27, 2015 at 12:19pm
Book your tickets now for Handmade in Britain 15, the annual showcase of the very best of contemporary British craft and design!
Join us this winter for Handmade in Britain 15: The Contemporary Crafts & Design Fair, our 9th annual Christmas shopping event at the beautiful Chelsea Old Town Hall. Over three days, the event will showcase the very best in high-end design and craftsmanship from over 120 highly skilled, UK-based designer-makers.
Comment by Rebecca Skeels on September 27, 2015 at 12:17pm
Comment by Rebecca Skeels on September 27, 2015 at 12:14pm
gallery@oxo, Oxo Tower Wharf, Bargehouse Street, South Bank, London, SE1 9PH

Dates: 8 November - 10 January

Opening Times: 10.00am - 7.00pm

Admission: Free

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on September 20, 2015 at 9:47am
Sleight of Hand
7 – 31 October 2015
Catalogue available
Tuesday 6 October, 6.30-8.30pm
We are delighted to present Sleight of Hand – the Association for Contemporary Jewellery Members’ Exhibition 2015
Clever fingers, mystery, mayhem, smoke and mirrors – the 2015 exhibition is all about magic.
This exhibition showcases work from 29 makers working in a range
of materials from plastics and wood to gold and diamonds.
16 Dundas Street, Edinburgh EH3 6HZ • Tel 0131 558 1200 • Email
Comment by Rebecca Skeels on September 20, 2015 at 8:23am

Celebrate your mentor: tweet #mymentor

We want to know who has inspired you in your career.

 DATE: 16 September 2015, 09:00 — 30 September 2015, 17:00

We believe that the creative industries are such a success because of the many people who are committed to passing on their skills and knowledge. 

In order to celebrate the launch of the 2016 Creative & Cultural Skills Awards, we want you to tell us who these people are.

Who is the manager that took the time to train you? The mentor that inspired you? The person that went the extra mile to give you the tools to succeed in your creative career?

Tell us on Twitter using #mymentor. We'll be retweeting many of your tweets from @CreativeChoices and @CCSkills.

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on September 20, 2015 at 8:21am

“I am very inspired by materials – experimenting with them and creating the metamorphosis in my own hands” What is Luxury? curator Leanne Wierzba talks to fashion designer Iris van Herpen

Interview with Iris van Herpen - Leanne Wierzba
18 September 2015


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