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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: 66
Latest Activity: 14 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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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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Comment by Rebecca Skeels on May 11, 2013 at 10:14am
‘spectrum’ is an exhibition that celebrates and highlights the diversity of the Jewellery & Silversmithing world. It showcases the work of 13 artists and designers all currently participating in the ‘Artist in Residence’ scheme at the School of Jewellery, which is part of Birmingham City University.
For one creative discipline to allow for such a wide array of outcomes is truly extraordinary and reflects the way in which the field of Jewellery & Silversmithing is forever growing and changing. ‘spectrum’ is a rare opportunity to see a comprehensive cross-section of the current emerging and established designers within this field. Each resident has a specialist interest within the discipline and chooses to convey their ideas in a myriad of different ways. Traditional precious materials sit alongside concrete, wood and even condoms, provoking a discussion of tastes, styles, identity and sense of place.
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‘spectrum’ includes the work of:
Drew Markou, Hannah Fewtrell-Bolton, Laura Bradshaw Heap, Francesca Antonello, Ruth Laird, Grace Page, Julie Legault, Owen Condon, Rhianne Hutchinson, Christine Davies, Joanna Candlish, Zehava Hashai-Spellman and Amanda Trimmer
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Private View
Tuesday 7th May, 6-8pm
School of Jewellery, Vittoria Street, Birmingham, B1 3PA
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General Viewing Times
8-24th May
Monday-Thursday: 9am – 8pm
Friday: 9am – 5pm
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Comment by Rebecca Skeels on May 9, 2013 at 12:00pm

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on May 8, 2013 at 1:17am
Valuation Day at the Hall

Our next Valuation Day at Goldsmiths’ Hall is on Friday 31 May.
These ever popular events, held in the magnificent Goldsmiths' Hall, offer the chance for a private one-to-one consultation with our expert valuer.

Places are limited and by reservation only.
For more information or to reserve your place contact the valuations department on 020 7606 8971 or valuations@assayofficelondon.co.uk
Comment by Rebecca Skeels on May 8, 2013 at 1:16am
Buying Precious Metals Course – Last Remaining Places

With the price of gold being rather erratic at the moment now is the ideal time to find out how to avoid the many pitfalls that can arise when buying scrap metal.

The course, run as a small intimate group, covers the Hallmarking Act and legal requirements, hands on identification of genuine UK hallmarks, counterfeit, faked and forged hallmarks and counterfeit gold coins, watches, cutlery and flatware. You will also be trained on methods of assaying including touch/acid testing.

Goldsmiths’ Hall, Monday 3 June 2013.
Cost £125 plus VAT per person including a light lunch and a tour of the marking floor and laboratory.

To book your place contact Alison Byne on 020 7606 8971 or alison.byne@assayofficelondon.co.uk
Comment by Rebecca Skeels on May 8, 2013 at 1:11am
IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 6, 2013

SUBMISSIONS NOW OPEN FOR 2013 ART JEWELRY FORUM ARTIST AWARD

Only 8 Weeks Remain To Apply For Top American Prize For Emerging Art Jeweler


Mill Valley, California, USA--Art Jewelry Form (AJF) is accepting applications for the 2013 Art Jewelry Forum Artist Award for an emerging jewelry artist. This is the 14th year the organization is awarding a cash prize to a contemporary artist. The amount of the 2013 award is $7500. The purpose of the Art Jewelry Forum Artist Award for an emerging jeweler is to acknowledge promise, innovation, and individuality in a jeweler's work and to help advance her career.

Jurors selecting this year's prizewinner are: 2012 Art Jewelry Forum Artist Award winner Noon Passama; Lindsay Pollack, Editor in Chief of Art in America and a collector of art jewelry; and Ruudt Peters, illustrious vanguard jeweler and professor at Alchimia Contemporary Jewellery School, Florence, Italy.



The Art Jewelry Forum Artist Award competition is open to makers of wearable art jewelry who have completed their academic or professional training at least one year but not more than six years prior to the submission date of the AJF Award application. Applicants must not have had a solo exhibition at a commercial gallery or a museum or have one scheduled. All artwork submitted must have been unsupervised; work from BFA or MFA shows may NOT be submitted.

Award Schedule
NOW Applications may be submitted at www.callforentry.org
June 30, 2013 Deadline for application entry.
September 2013 The winner of this year's competition and $7500 cash award is announced.
Learn more about the Art Jewelry Forum Artist Award and find complete application guidelines on the website.

Art Jewelry Forum is a nonprofit organization spreading awareness, encouraging appreciation, and expanding insight of art jewelry worldwide since 1997. It is a curious, informed, and diverse community passionately advocating for art jewelry through an ambitious agenda of education, conversation, and support. The Art Jewelry Forum Artist Award was established in 1999. Its first recipient, Yeon-Mi Keong, received the award at the Society of North American Goldsmiths conference in 2000.
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Comment by Rebecca Skeels on May 6, 2013 at 10:10am

Hi Rebecca

I think you probably know that I’m working at Making Space at the moment? I’m contacting you about a workshop coming up on 22 June which I thought may be of interest to students. It’s called ‘Photographing Your Craft’ and is aimed at people who want to take high quality photographs of their work. It’s run by photographer Matthew Cleveland and will provide the basic knowledge and skills needed for photographing craft objects.

Best wishes, Catharine

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Catharine Russell
Administration & Operations Coordinator
Please note, I work part time hours.

Making Space
Bishopstoke Road, Leigh Park, Havant, Hampshire, PO9 5BN
p: 02392 472491
e: admin@makingspace.org
Website: http://www.makingspace.org
Twitter: http://twitter.com/MakingSpace_Org
Facebook: Search Making Space

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on May 5, 2013 at 8:57am
http://www.jam-eton.co.uk/pages/little_rebecca.html
Rebecca Little

Rebecca is an emerging designer. Her beautiful designs are inspired by delicate, flowing fabrics with their rich textures, agility and softness. She is fascinated with the relationship between textile and metal and this is clearly demonstrated in her intriguing collection where she explores recreating textile like qualities in precious metals.

For Rebecca, movement and tactility are most important, so she has developed her own technique that translates these qualities to create intricate, spiralling and elegant pieces that are beautiful to look at and sensuous to wear.

Click here to see all the Rebecca Little work in stock on JaM Direct.
Comment by Rebecca Skeels on May 3, 2013 at 2:03pm
Hello,
I was wondering if you may be able to help me.
I am trying to make contact with some potential case studies for a film we are hoping to make over the bank holiday weekend.
We are looking for someone who has come up with an idea, a new product, someone who has recently started making arts and crafts. We would want to film at an event (we were thinking some sort of market potentially Saturday, Sunday or Monday) and are looking for good characters with a nice little background story.
If this is something that you think you may be able to help us out with, it would be great to hear back from you.
Feel free to either email me back on this address or drop me a line on 07401576765.
Thank you ever so much for your time.
Best,
Cara
Comment by Rebecca Skeels on May 1, 2013 at 4:36pm
festival of crafts – call for applications
Sat 19th & Sun 20th October 2013
This annual event is a major craft festival showcasing over 70 leading designer makers. The festival is recognised by Arts Council South East as one of the premier craft events in the region. Applications are welcome from makers producing original work. The show offers opportunities to well established craft practitioners as well as first time exhibitors and graduates. The selection process aims to offer visitors a variety of contemporary craft by innovative makers.
Deadline for applications: Tuesday 7th May
For further information or an application form please contact Lynsey Nichols on 01252 745405, lynsey.nichols@farnhammaltings.com
Comment by Rebecca Skeels on May 1, 2013 at 2:40pm
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