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.


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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

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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: 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 February 18, 2012 at 6:19am

This is a rare and exciting opportunity to lead a dynamic and highly regarded multi - art forms art centre with a diverse programme and a commitment to engagement and participation. We are looking for an experienced arts leader with strong creative vision and well developed business and financial acumen.
Deadline: 14 March 2012
Salisbury Arts Centre
For more information and to download a job pack, please

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on February 18, 2012 at 6:17am

The Goldsmiths' Centre is a visionary new development that will become a hub for members of the Jewellery, Silversmithing and Allied Trades, the local community and the general public - a unique space in which to work, learn and relax. It lives and breathes creativity and craftsmanship, providing facilities of the highest standard.

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on February 18, 2012 at 6:15am

Information for Exhibitors

We would like to announce that application forms for the 30th Goldsmiths’ Fair are now available. The Fair will take place over two weeks:

Week One: 24th Sept – 30th Sept 2012

Week Two: 2nd Oct – 7th Oct 2012

In terms of eligibility, all work must have been designed and made in the UK by the applicant themselves, include precious metal(s) and comply with UK Hallmarking Act.

We will be offering 10 free graduate stands with bursaries, more details in the application form

For the opportunity to apply, please request an application form by emailing your name, your postal address and your email address to Forms will be emailed back to you.'-fair/exhibitor-information/

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on February 18, 2012 at 6:08am

COLLECT 2012 exhibitors

COLLECT will present 31 of the worlds finest international galleries representing exceptional work by their portfolio of artists. 

This stellar line-up of artists will occupy the ground and first floor of the Saatchi Gallery whilst the Project Space returns to the second floor, featuring ten installations by artists with a focus on textiles and furniture.

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on February 18, 2012 at 6:06am

Book tickets and save 

Tickets are now on sale for COLLECT, a highlight in the cultural calendar for anyone passionate about buying the very best in contemporary craft. 

Taking place at the Saatchi Gallery, London from 11 – 14 May 2012, tickets cost £10 
in advance* or £15 on the door. If you are bringing a friend, make the most of our COLLECT for two ticket offer, with two standard price tickets plus a COLLECT catalogue for £28, only available in advance*. 

Click here to book now or call +44 (0)844 481 8898

*Advance tickets are subject to £2.05 ticket fulfilment fee

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on February 18, 2012 at 6:02am

It's been a very chilly start to the New Year, but I have managed to keep warm beavering away on a new body of work! Next week I will be showing these pieces at the Pop-Up exhibition Something Old, Something New with Flow Gallery. It will be running from the 23rd February until 5th March, and I hope the promise of milder weather will tempt you along to visit!

The show is at the collector Preston Fitzgerald's house, 7 Wetherby Gardens, SW5 0JN, please find the details below. As the exhibition will be shown within the collector's home can I ask you to RSVP to Flow Gallery either by email: - or telephone 020 7243 0782 if you intend to visit.

I hope to see you there.

Best wishes,


Comment by Rebecca Skeels on February 18, 2012 at 5:55am


Exciting new enhancements and developments have been announced for International Jewellery London, the UK's most established jewellery trade event, ahead of the show in September (2nd-5th). 

A stunning contemporary creative has been launched alongside a new website, as the basis of a campaign to reflect the show’s position as a premier event for the jewellery industry. The Diamond Club International is also being launched, an extension of the Diamond Club, which will now offer a more luxurious experience for both key UK buyers and international VIP buyers. The IJL Runway shows will be back and even better for 2012. 
Comment by Rebecca Skeels on February 18, 2012 at 5:46am
Comment by Rebecca Skeels on February 18, 2012 at 5:38am


The Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts, Omaha, NE offers artists-in-residence the gift of time, space, and financial support. Application deadline: February 28.

Because Exceptional Talent Deserves to be Supported.

Few programs exist either on the national or international level where the sole mission is to support the creativity of artists. From the beginning, the art-making process has been the highest priority at the Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts, where both the atmosphere and environment offer ideal situations for creative growth and experimentation. Artists from around the world come to the Bemis Center to work in this supportive community and confront new challenges.

The Bemis Center provides artists-in-residence with the gift of time, space and financial support.

TIME: 2 - 4 months of uninterrupted, self-directed work time.


  • The Bemis Center is housed in two urban warehouses totaling 110,000 square feet in downtown Omaha, NE.
  • Each artist is provided with a generously sized live/work studio with a private bathroom and kitchen, 24 hour access to facilities including a wood shop, approximately 9,000 square feet of installation spaces and a large sculpture fabrication facility. 
  • The newly renovated 10,000 square foot Okada Sculpture Facility features 12 foot garage doors, a kiln room with a 31"W x 42"L x 27"D Bailey electric kiln, a clay mixing room, 176 square foot ventilated room, welding facilities and 6,000 square feet of open space. 

SUPPORT: $750 monthly stipend granted to each artists.


Are you ready for your residency?
JANUARY 2013 - JUNE 2013: Application Deadline: February 28, 2012

For more information and to apply, visit

Their application is only online, please visit


The Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts was founded in 1981 by artists, for artists. As an artist-centered organization, the Bemis Center's sole mission is to support contemporary artists of exceptional talent. In this spirit, the Bemis Center seeks to perpetually give the institution to artists working at the forefront of contemporary culture. In addition to our international artist-in-residence program, our exhibitions, projects and community arts programs provide direct support to artists' process and catalyze their work to engage and challenge the public.

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on February 18, 2012 at 4:31am

Discover more about our current research that focuses on the craft sector as a whole, including our latest report, Craft in an Age of Change, which looks at how craft fits within the creative economy, and the future prospects of the hand made.


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