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: 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 Saturday


Let’s Put Craft Back in Schools

We want to give 10,000 young people the chance to learn craft skills in school
https://www.craftscouncil.org.uk/articles/donate-this-year-to-suppo...

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on Saturday
Tickets for Handmade Oxford on sale now
Shop for ceramics, jewellery, textiles and more at Oxford Town Hall, 18 - 20 May.
This three-day showcase sees the industry’s biggest talents exhibiting alongside new graduates and emerging designer-makers. With innovative design alongside truly exceptional craftsmanship, you will be treated to a unique event, in the beautiful setting of Oxford Town Hall.
 
Bringing together the most exciting contemporary designer-makers from the UK and beyond, Handmade Oxford is a fabulous opportunity to shop for gorgeous textiles, jewellery, ceramics, glass, furniture and more! Makers will be on hand throughout the weekend to talk about their work and showcase their collections.
 
Buy tickets for seasonal stocking fillers or secret santa presents for your loved ones! Advance tickets are available now.
Comment by Rebecca Skeels on Saturday

CRAFT IN FOCUS:
Make 2018 Another Great Year!
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2017 was another fabulous year for Craft In Focus staging incredible events in wonderful locations. This will be our nineteenth year of organising shows and we are proud of our reputation for excellence of presentation to the public and our strict selection process.

In 2018 we are introducing two exciting new venues to our programme - including Brooklands Museum. Further details on these new venues can be seen below.

2018 Calendar
2-4 March, London (Desire Jewellery & Silversmithing Fair)
3-7 May, RHS Garden Wisley
17-19 August, Brooklands Musuem
24-27 August, RHS Garden Hyde Hall
19-21 October, Sevenoaks
26-28 October, Crowthorne
2-4 November, Winchester, Desire Jewellery & Silversmithing Fair and mixed craft fair
21-25 November, Christmas Fair TBC

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on December 4, 2017 at 1:23pm
Comment by Rebecca Skeels on December 3, 2017 at 4:06am

Visit before the 9th December! ACJ 20:20 Visions

20:20 Visions
http://www.csc.uca.ac.uk/new-events/2017/10/31/2020-visions

    Tuesday, October 31, 2017 10:00 AM
    Saturday, December 9, 2017 4:00 PM

This celebratory exhibition presents work from the Association of Contemporary Jewellery. It shows the best of the new jewellery and conveys progression in design over the last twenty years. Twenty of the most prominent and innovative members of the ACJ have been invited to show work from circa 1997 alongside a new piece. The twenty invited artists are: Jane Adam; Stephen Bottomley; Norman Cherry; Susan Cross; Maria Hanson; Dorothy Hogg; Daphne Krinos; Adam Paxon; Ann Marie Shillito; Christoph Zellwger; Holly Belsher; Caroline Broadhead; Jack Cunningham; Joel Degen; Jan Hinchcliffe McCutcheon; Terry Hunt; Jacqueline Mina; David Poston; Jessica Turrell; Frances Julie Whitelaw. These have been Founder Members, Chair or Board Members and include many of the most respected jewellers of the 21st century.


Comment by Rebecca Skeels on December 3, 2017 at 3:58am

Last week ...


Do visit before the 9th December       

Stories In The Making - School of Craft & Design Student Project 2016-2017

Catalogue link: https://static1.squarespace.com/static/5784b8d1b8a79b20f4381bc5/t/5...


    Wednesday, June 28, 2017 10:00 AM
    Saturday, December 9, 2017 4:00 PM

    Google Calendar ICS

All the objects chosen for this year’s Stories in the Making have a tale to tell, and a role to play too in the emerging narratives of the participating students setting out to develop their own craft signature.
The Stories in the Making project offers MA and MRes students at the University for the Creative Arts in Farnham the rare opportunity to closely examine and research a chosen craft object from the Collection held by the Crafts Study Centre, University for the Creative Arts, Farnham.

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on November 18, 2017 at 5:00am
Comment by Rebecca Skeels on November 11, 2017 at 10:48am


Do follow our digital networks and post things of interest to your fellow contemporary jewellers and contemporary jewellery enthusiasts/historians and collectors:

Linkedin https://www.linkedin.com/groups/3628898 3055 members

Crafthaus http://crafthaus.ning.com/group/associationforcontemporaryjewellery 67 members

Twitter @ACJ_Org_UK 1423 followers

Instagram @acj.org.uk 1495 following

Facebook @Association.Contemporary.Jewellery 3278 likes and 3220 follows

Plus you can be an ACJ full member http://www.acj.org.uk/index.php/about-us/membership-terms

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on November 11, 2017 at 10:26am

Mother Makers is a network for exchange and dialogue for mothers trying to find their way back into their art/design practice after having children.
Mother Makers actively examines the process of art production as a mother with the aim of developing strategies and creating opportunities that are tailored specifically towards the needs of the maker-mother.

Because women have a lot of worries surrounding family planning, their career in the arts should not be one of them.

We are currently looking for mothers who are professional makers to help grow our network. Please follow us on our Instagram page @mothermakers or like our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/mothermakersarehere/



We aim to begin to collaborate on a number of projects with mothers in the future. If you have any ideas for future collabrations do contact us via social media or mothermakersarehere[at]gmail.com.



Our first project seeks to showcasing several mother makers to Munich Jewellery Week, 2018. We have launched a crowdfunding campaign to this end. To find out more about us please click here: https://igg.me/at/mothermakers and https://mothermakersblog.wordpress.com/
 
We have showcased makers such as Beth Legg, Viktoria Muenzker and Julie Usel. Soon to be featured are interviews with the jewellery historian Liesbeth den Besten and other leading voices within jewellery and the wider crafts and design.



Mother Makers is co-founded by Laurie Schram and Laura Bradshaw-Heap

 
If you know anyone this could be relevant for please share!

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on November 11, 2017 at 10:18am

Jewelry of Ideas Symposium
Explore the world of contemporary jewelry design with esteemed scholars and renowned jewelers during this day-long symposium highlighting the exhibition Jewelry of Ideas: Gifts from The Susan Grant Lewin Collection.

The exhibition features more than 150 objects by over 100 modern and contemporary jewelry designers and makers from 18 countries, from the late 1940s to the present. Lewin, a preeminent collector in the field, has acquired many significant and unique pieces during 40-plus years of collecting.

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian National Design Museum
2 East 91st Street
New York, NY 10128

https://www.cooperhewitt.org/event/jewelry-of-ideas-symposium-11-17...

 

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"Call for Makers: Rising Stars 2018 Exhibition Description Rising Stars aims to offer new makers their first step into the market place, through a curated, selling exhibition. We are delighted to present a professional development award of £500…"
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"  Opportunity for Jewellers! An opportunity has arisen in Bristol for a shared jewellery space to rent in Old Market Manor Makerspace / C.I.C Sharing with Charlotte Duckworth owner of The Silver Duck, there is a jewellery space available in…"
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