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: 9 hours ago

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 December 10, 2011 at 12:57pm

Anyone in the United Kingdom engaged in designing or working with precious metals, gemstones and other allied materials. Awards forming part of the Goldsmiths' Craft & Design Council's programme to promote excellence in silversmithing, goldsmithing, jewellery and the allied crafts.
31 January 2012

www.craftanddesigncouncil.org.uk/GCDC-12-Entry-Form.pdf

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on December 10, 2011 at 11:54am

The weather has been getting colder but Made By Ore have been hard at work building and scrubbing, and this week Lucie Gledhill and I are very excited to anounce the Launch of Made by Ore's brand new teaching Studio!

Over the coming months we will be teaching a variety of classes for all abilities ranging from silver jewellery for complete beginners, through to a selection of specialist master cla****, for example: - silversmithing, chain-making & wire work, and casting & mould-making, for those who want to hone their craft or add another skill to their tool box! to get the ball rolling we have 2 classes availible to book before Christmas, click here a href="http://www.madebyore.com/page4.htm" target="_blank" rel="nofollow nofollow">http://www.madebyore.com/page4.htm> for more details...

Please join us this Thursday 8th December from 6-9pm to celebrate the launch with a festive refreshment and a chance to try your hand at making!
Coinciding with the launch, the artists from City Studios will be showing a selection of their work at SixtySevenA Gallery in the exhibition Group #3. So it's a great chance to come along and see what we get up to tucked away in our studios.
Address: -
67A Dalston Lane
E8 2NG

For more details or to book classes please visit our new website: -
www.madebyore.com

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on December 10, 2011 at 11:13am
We made a few videos last year to work alongside our demonstrations and teaching. You may like to see them and use them to assist with your teaching or learning. 
(Not too much laughter at us please... they are the first time we've been caught on camera!)
http://vimeo.com/user4763672/videos/page:4/sort:likes
Comment by Rebecca Skeels on December 4, 2011 at 1:26pm

17.1 Call for Applications: The Goldsmiths’ Company’s Getting Started Programme 2012

Applications are now being welcomed from new graduates of

Jewellery, Silversmithing and the Allied Trades Degree programmes

onto Getting Started 2012 which will take place from Monday 23rd

January – Friday 27th January 2012.

Getting Started is an annual FREE week-long programme which has

helped to launch the career of many of the industry's stars over its 31 year history. Delivered as a series of seminars

and workshops, the programme focuses on the next steps for those wishing to pursue a career within the industry.

The topics covered previously have included career planning, tips on how to become a successful designer,

manufacturer or retailer and how to promote yourself.

The application guidelines and application form can be downloaded from The Goldsmiths' Company website:

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www.thegoldsmiths.co.uk/technology-training/industry-training/suppo...

Deadline for applications: Friday 9th December 2011


Comment by Rebecca Skeels on December 3, 2011 at 11:36am

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Trapped Beauty bracelet wins 3D printing contest


Materia has announced the winners of the 3D Printing Jewellery Contest. Dutch designer Gerard Mekenkamp has won the first prize with his design for the bracelet ‘Trapped Beauty’. 

http://materia.nl/typo3conf/ext/tcdirectmail/click.php?l=4&t=ht...

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on December 3, 2011 at 11:29am

 Christmas Fair

Join us at our annual Farnham Maltings Christmas event, full of festive charm featuring rooms that specialise in handmade gifts, crafts, vintage, food and drink and a bustling marketplace. Browse over 150 stalls and enjoy a glass of mulled wine and a mince pie from our cafe whilst solving all your Christmas pressie problems!

Admission £1 (under 16s & members free)

Tuesday 13 December, 4pm-10pm

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on December 3, 2011 at 11:28am
PULSE 2012 - call for applications
PULSE is a multi-disciplinary festival focusing on new and innovative approaches to the arts. The Festival provides a platform for the development and presentation of new work by regional, British and international artists of vision, nurturing artistic ambition and excellence across a range of art forms including theatre, dance, comedy, music, event led visual arts, participatory theatre, physical theatre and, in 2012, plans to include children’s theatre.
PULSE 2011 presented 101 performances and achieved an average capacity of 70%. Highlights included world premieres from the internationally acclaimed and award winning company Inspector Sands (A Life in 22 Minutes) and from Bootworks (Babyboxes), an award winning show from Edinburgh 2010 (You’re Not Like The Other Girls Chrissy), and a number of shows en route to Edinburgh 2011.
PULSE 12 will run from Friday 25 May to Saturday 9 June at venues in and around Ipswich.
To find out more about PULSE 12 visit www.pulsefringe.com where the application notes provide a step-by-step guide to the application process. You can apply by completing the online application form.
The closing date for applications is Friday 20 January 2012
Comment by Rebecca Skeels on December 3, 2011 at 11:03am

 SAOS and Surrey Artists Open Studios bursary scheme

Surrey Artists Open Studios has grown to become one of the most successful open studio events in the country. It is a support network for artists, a great exhibiting opportunity and generates an income for participating artists. SAOS is a membership scheme offering artists web space, training and opportunities. 

See www.surreyopenstudios.org.uk

SAOS and Surrey Artists Open Studios aims to be as inclusive as possible to all artists and makers based in Surrey and on its borders. For the first time SAOS is offering bursaries to artists and makers. The aim is to provide an affordable platform for emerging or non commercial artists and makers. This platform is the Surrey Artists Open Studios summer event.

3 bursaries will be offered each year starting 2012. Any artist or maker can apply who lives or works in Surrey or on its borders.

Each bursary will comprise: 

• Free entry to the Surrey Artists Open Studios Summer event 2012 worth £70

• Free entry to one of our training courses for 2012: e.g. ‘How to Run a Workshop’ or ‘How to promote you and your work’, worth £25

Criteria: Selected artists or makers must join the SAOS scheme. The annual membership cost is £40. All information and online registration available at 

www.surreyopenstudios.org.uk/members

For more information and how to apply please contact Caroline Jackman, SAOS and Surrey Open Studios coordinator at: saosandopenstudios@yahoo.co.uk or call 01483 519281.

Deadline for applications: Friday 6 January 2012

Successful applicants will be notified by Thursday 12 January 2012

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on November 30, 2011 at 2:31am

Pin-Up Style Tree Trimming Party
Come by and check out the largest
selection ever of my
popular Pin-Up ornaments!
Jewelry lovers will find Pin-Up pins too.
You'll find great gifts for everyone, including yourself!
Don't miss the holiday cookies and mulled cider. 
DATE: Saturday, December 3rd
TIME: 4:00 - 7:00 pm
LOCATION: Urban Interstice Gallery, 3443 26th Street at Valencia, SF

Christine Dhein
www.christinedhein.com
San Francisco, CA 94110

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on November 28, 2011 at 12:47pm
 

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