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: on Monday

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 August 14, 2016 at 12:49pm

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pjue5j1JRaA&utm_source=Master+L...

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on August 14, 2016 at 12:46pm

Discover the finest work of 130 members of the Society of Designer Craftsmen, including 30 new Graduate Licentiates. Featuring ceramics, furniture, glass, jewellery, metal, textile and woodworking, Designer Crafts on the Mall is an opportunity to discover fine design and expert craftsmanship from established and emerging practitioners. 

Find out more: www.societyofdesignercraftsmen.org.uk

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on August 14, 2016 at 12:44pm
Our Next Contemporary Craft & Design Fair
We hope you managed to visit our Henley event which moved to a new location and was held in June this year.  If you missed it, we are staging a major craft event at RHS Garden Hyde Hall over the August Bank Holiday weekend (26-29 August).  Here, you will be able to see and purchase from one of the largest events over the Bank Holiday, showcasing the finest designer makers in the UK.

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on August 6, 2016 at 9:40am

2016 Halstead Design Challenge

Make it Shake, Rattle & Spin! This call-for-action was made to 100 lucky recipients of the 2016 Halstead Design Challenge kits. Each kit contained 50 components. Artists were asked to create a kinetic brooch using the supplies and adding a found object. Selected brooches were featured in an exhibition at Blue Spiral 1 gallery during the Society of North American Goldsmith's SNAGneXt conference in May 2016 and now also in this online exhibition. This is a fun exhibit - all artists share videos of their brooches in action so we can see how they move. Some brooches are still available for purchase, a portion of proceeds is used to raise funds for SNAG. Don't miss this.

Psst: We are currently working on the next Halstead Design Challenge kit. Resulting work will be shown at the 2017 SNAG conference in New Orleans - more on entry details to follow soon!

http://www.snagspace.org/2016-halstead-design-challenge

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on August 6, 2016 at 9:39am

Choice! New work by members of
the Association for Contemporary Jewellery

Private view: 16 September, 6-8pm

Exhibition: 17 September to 5 November 2016

ACJ members work in a myriad of materials, from paper & plastics to precious metals, titanium, copper, enamel, steel, found objects and much more. Crossing the boundaries between body adornment and wearable sculpture, the work is exciting, thoughtful and fresh.

We are delighted present new and fantastic jewellery by Dauvit Alexander, Elizabeth Campbell, Shimara Carlow, Dani Crompton, Amanda Denison, Michelle Fernandez, Shelby Fitzpatrick, Karen Fox, Emma Habbeshon, Masako Hamaguchi, Susi Hines, Mirka Janeckova, Marion Lebouteiller, Fiona Liuing, Katy Luxton, Cathy McCarthy, Mandy Nash, Poppy Porter, Alice Portnoy, Jennifer Saker, Abigail Stradling, Sue Trindle, Charlotte Verity, DeeLyn Walsh, Trish Woods and Kat Zahran.
Here is a treasure box of delights, jewellery for women & men, beautifully made and wearable.

There is no better reason to start Christmas shopping early.

(image: Amanda Denison, Rusted brooch. Industrial enamel on steel, rusted brooch, magnet attac hment. 8 cm diamr, £92.50)

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on August 6, 2016 at 8:46am

PODCAST ALERT!
https://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/the-things-that-make-us/id11398...

Director, Zoe Laughlin, has been beavering away during her summer holiday and produced a podcast series all about stuff and things. We think you might like it.

Called The Things That Make Us, it is about people and the objects that have shaped them. Each week, a guest is invited to pick 5 things that have inspired, delighted, provoked or influenced them. Zoe and her guest then talk about these items ‘on tape’ at a time and place of the guest’s choosing - ideally with as many of the things present as possible.

To celebrate the launch of this new series, two episodes have been released at once, featuring writer and broadcaster Jay Rayner (who performs the theme tune to the show!) and renowned artist Cornelia Parker. In the coming weeks, guests will include star of Red Dwarf and Scrap Heap Challenge, Robert Llewyllen, CBeebies presenter Dr Ranj, and the esteemed developmental psychologist Professor Dame Uta Frith.

So not to miss an instalment, you can subscribe to the podcast via iTunes and follow via twitter @ThingsMaKeUs for the latest news. You can also listen via Soundcloud and view pictures of the things picked by all the guests on The Things That Make Us website.

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on August 6, 2016 at 8:44am
The Art of Design The most read printed and online digital magazine within the design industry which has been fashioned for the person who understands what true design is.......
Dear Public Relations Manager,
I’m contacting you today from The Art of Design publication; the beautiful editorial-led magazine which is distributed to our requested circulation of over 47,000 of the most influential designers/buyers including: Architects, Interior Designers & over 20,000 high end consumers that are looking for Architectural & Interior Design services, inspiration & innovations for their home/project.

If you would like your release to be included within this special edition for a set up fee of just £125, please email me your confirmation so I can reserve you the best possible position.
Please note: Limited spaces available.
Best Regards
Rachel Allen
Editorial Manager
01843 830249
Registered in England No. 7527847
VAT No. 107659600
Comment by Rebecca Skeels on August 6, 2016 at 8:42am

Here is a rare opportunity to study with one of the most respected enamelists in the U.S. The class is open to students at all levels who wish to explore enameling techniques in depth. The class cost is now $399 (a $100 discount) plus a $65 material kit, which includes dust masks, brushes, copper shapes, underglazes and enamels for base coats and counter enamel, liquid enamels, sifting enamels, drawing and painting materials.  Fine silver foil and cloisonné wire are available for purchase.  Explore enameling techniques with Linda Darty, and discover ways to add classic color and brilliance to your work.

To Register:  Revere Academy.com


Linda Darty is head of the metals program at East Caroline University in Greenville, NC. Her work is in numerous public and private collections including the Victoria and Albert Museum in London.  She lives and teaches enameling in Italy.  She lives and teaches enameling in Italy.

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on August 6, 2016 at 8:39am
Booking tickets
 
Visitors to the show can book 2 for 1 tickets in advance online now, from as little as £3 each.
 
Tickets will also be available to purchase on the day of the event for £6 full price. Concessions are also available.
 
The show will open:
Friday to Sunday
28 October - 30 October 2016
10am - 6pm Daily
Comment by Rebecca Skeels on August 6, 2016 at 8:36am
Apply today to showcase your work to professional retailers, galleries and museums at the UK’s leading design-led trade show:
Top Drawer | Craft Spring/Summer 17
Dear Maker,
Here at Top Drawer | Craft we seek contemporary makers who produce high-quality handmade pieces, particularly, but not limited to, work which offers a fresh and interesting approach to contemporary craft & design.
Held from 15-17 January 2017 we return for our fourth year where we continue to bring together leading designer-makers and professional retailers, galleries and museums as they make their first buying decisions for the year.
Introduced at the spring show in 2014, Craft has confidently grown year on year, proving to be a successful and popular addition to Top Drawer, the UK’s leading international design-led trade event. Running Craft bi-annually satisfies increasing demand from retailers searching for high quality handmade products which are truly unique and original.
Many thanks and kindest regards,
 
Alis
 

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