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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 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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Hello ACJ followers, Likers and Members. Could you comment on this post and let us know the one thing you like to see on our networks and the one thing you would prefer not to see! Thank you.

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Hello ACJ followers, Likers and Members. Could you comment on this post and let us know the one thing you like to see on our networks and the one thing you would prefer not to see! Thank you.Continue

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Comment by Rebecca Skeels on February 6, 2013 at 3:03pm
http://www.csc.ucreative.ac.uk/index.cfm?articleid=39085

Great to see so many ACJ ers at the talk tonight! And thank you Norman Cherry! ...

Transplantation: a sense of place and culture csc.ucreative.ac.uk
Cherry says that 'I invited a ca...See more

Transplantation: a sense of place and culture - Crafts Study Centre
www.csc.ucreative.ac.uk
A touring exhibition of contemporary narrative jewellery by artists based in Britain and Australia curated by Professor Norman Cherry, University of Lincoln in conjunction with The National Centre for Craft & Design.
Comment by Rebecca Skeels on February 6, 2013 at 3:01pm
Thank you Poppy. Great to hear your views on the exhibition at the design museum. I've heard mixed reports. And am now buying the book off my wish list for sure. More reports and views welcome.
Comment by Brigitte Martin on February 3, 2013 at 7:09am

@Poppy: I agree with your thoughts on the optics. I thought it odd that a book published for readers who are so extremely visually oriented could have such a dull cover and seemingly *boring* looking interior design. But first impressions notwithstanding, I am currently ploughing through it and I stand corrected. The book really is a find. If anyone else is reading it, feel free to tell me what you like/dislike about it. I really love to hear what you think!

Thanks so much also, Poppy, for the additional note about the Unexpected Pleasures" exhibition and link to your blog!! That book is on my to-buy list. Now that is a cover...

Comment by Poppy Porter on February 3, 2013 at 5:59am

Hi Brigitte I bought On Jewellery, it really is a helpful book and easily readable even though it looks a little academic on first look.  

Comment by Poppy Porter on February 3, 2013 at 5:56am

I really enjoyed my visit to The Design Museum's latest exhibition "Unexpected Pleasures".  The Design Museum is in a great location by Tower Bridge, London and this was the first contemporary jewellery exhibition put on by the museum.  I was really impressed by the range and international flavour of the show even if the display and lighting could have been better.  I've put a bit of a review on my blog: Review of Unexpected Pleasures The full review will hopefully appear in Findings Magazine in the spring edition.

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on January 30, 2013 at 7:56am
Comment by Brigitte Martin on January 29, 2013 at 5:54pm

I will do that Rebecca! So far, I only glanced through it but I'll be more specific asap.

BTW: I think you are doing a fantastic job updating us regularly about things going on in the UK.

If there is anyone else here in this group who also resides in the UK or Ireland, please feel free to update this group blog too, the more the merrier. Thanks!

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on January 29, 2013 at 5:25pm
Thanks for the book recommendation Brigitte. I've had this on my wish list for a while. So do let me and other members know what you think.....

Others welcome!
Comment by Rebecca Skeels on January 29, 2013 at 5:24pm
Job Type: Apprentice Jeweler
http://www.shaneco.com/Careers/Default.aspx?JPID=308

Location: Walnut Creek, CA

Description:
This position is primarily responsible for setting, repairing, cleaning, and maintaining merchandise consistent with Company quality standards and service.

§ Assist in performing all requested and necessary work on jewelry to include, setting, sizing, repairing, welding, soldering, polishing, and cleaning consistent with Shane Co. standards of quality, service and timeliness.
§ Ensure the quality of Company merchandise and make and provide accurate assessments of merchandise quality and condition.
§ Maintain the shop and personal workspace in a clean, organized, presentable, and efficient manner as directed by the appropriate management personnel.
§ Maintain, operate, service and clean as necessary all shop equipment and tools ensuring at all times safe operation and maintenance.
§ Maintain and request as necessary all shop supplies, to include tools and findings, adhering to established shop budget.
§ Constantly pursue personal and shop improvement and development by learning, sharing, and updating yourself on new and more effective and/or efficient jeweler skills, processes, and methods.
§ Follow the direction and guidance of Jewelers as it relates to quality and quantity of work and work assignments.
§ Work professionally, efficiently, and courteously with all Store and Company staff, fostering teamwork and respect.
§ Communicate issues or concerns through the appropriate chain of command.
Comment by Brigitte Martin on January 29, 2013 at 1:45pm

Rebecca, you asked for book recommendations. Here's one which I just bought for myself and that some others here might like as well. I will dig into this over the next months.

Author: Lisbeth den Besten
An introduction into art jewelry in light of current trends in contemporary fine art and society.
On Jewellery offers a comprehensive overview of the trends and role of contemporary international jewelry art from the 1960s to today, shown within the context of corresponding trends in art and society. This publication is dedicated to themes such as interdisciplinary collaboration, new means of presentation and contextualization. It also incorporates photography and the relationships between jewelry and the body, jewelry and ornament and new interpretations of traditional technical skills. Furthermore it considers aspects such as terminology and strategies, positioning, prejudices and the significance of content with regard to jewelry. On this basis this publication offers a synopsis of what jewelry art is and what it can be. Its aim is to reveal the characteristics, language and potential of jewelry. A bibliography of the most important works of jewelry art, a directory of jewelry galleries, museums and educational institutions make On Jewellery a compact handbook of contemporary jewelry art.

Artists featured include Pia Aleborg, Gijs Bakker, Melanie Bielenker, Manfred Bischoff, Helen Britton, Paul Derrez, Iris Eichenberg, Warwick Freeman, Otto Künzli, Daniel Kruger, Yuka Oyama, Robert Smit, Annamaria Zanella and Christoph Zellweger.

Contents: Beyond the Showcase; Conceptual Jewellery; Jewellery and Photography; Reading Jewellery; Borderline Jewellery; Jewellery and the Body; Jewellery and Ornament; Jewellery and the Goldsmith's Skill; The Language of Jewellery; Documentation: Manifests.

Since 1985, Liesbeth den Besten has worked free lance as a writer for newspapers, art and design magazines and exhibition catalogues. She is active as an advisor and jury member for Dutch and international governmental institutions, exhibitions and competitions, and lectures about contemporary jewelry and crafts at international conferences and art academies. She is chairwoman of the Françoise van den Bosch Foundation for contemporary jewelry and one of the founding members of Think Tank, a European Initiative for the Applied Arts.

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