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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: on Sunday

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 October 26, 2012 at 10:17am

My Open Studios is happening all weekend in Noe valley atTruesilver Gallery and I am having a special SALE offer! All stocked silver Stud Earring styles are priced at $30, that includes all of the NEW shapes I have added recently (hearts, 

diamonds, x's and more!). Come early for best selection, opening reception is tonight from 6pm-8pm, Saturday and Sunday hours posted in invite attached.
https://www.facebook.com/events/292356647540232/
Comment by Rebecca Skeels on October 26, 2012 at 10:16am



VELVET DA VINCI


Mirror-Mirror

October 24 - November 25, 2012

Curated by Jo Bloxham and Benjamin Lignel

Exhibition catalog available

A singer, model, writer and actress, Suzy Solidor (1900 – 1983) was an intensely iconic figure of the Parisian night-life during the roaring twenties: she owned a nightclub in Paris, where she used to woo her audience with a staple of sailor songs in homage to Surcouf, the corsair of St Malo she claimed as her ancestor, or chronicle the love affairs of men and women. A self-avowed sexual predator, she openly dated both, and became somewhat of a de facto advocate of sexual freedom. Popular with German troops during the Second World War, her first club - la Vie Parisienne - was closed shortly after the libération, and Solidor forbidden to run an establishment for 5 years. She opened her next club in 1949, and moved to the French Riviera in 1960, where she stayed until her death.

From the moment she arrives in Paris from Brittany, Solidor becomes a sought-after model for painters, sculptors and photographers. She sits for everybody, it seems, from Cocteau to Bacon, and what probably started as an easy bread-earner for the young provinciale beauty eventually became part of the singer's mise-en-scène of herself: she slowly built-up a collection of more than 200 portraits of herself, which lined the walls of her successive clubs...and some of which she took with her on her travels. Forty of these paintings now hang in a room dedicated to her in Château Grimaldi, which is situated next to Espace Solidor.

Solidor is a modern-day Narcissus: hers is a fretful form of self-commemoration, and she is probably closer to the doubting queen in 'Snow White' than to the self-engrossed mythological character. While some of her more transgressive contemporaries used photography and painting to pick-axe gender determinism, these portraits were not an opportunity for her to transform herself, and elaborate on the androgyny that so seduced her audience. She seems more interested in using art to multiply and reflect her own image: her collection of portraits track her through the day (from nudity to cocktail dress) and over the years (they were painted over four decades), but rarely outside a quite repetitive format. In short, she is not Claude Cahun (or Cindy Sherman) but rather the Queen Mother of mermaids, using the creative pluck of men (and some women) to amass evidence of her sway over them.

http://www.velvetdavinci.com/show.php?sid=153

2015 Polk Street San Francisco CA 94109 415.441.0109 Gallery Hours: Tuesday - Saturday 11 to 6, Sunday 11 to 4

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on October 22, 2012 at 2:21pm
Leo de Vroomen is a master in the art of Repoussé and is today recognised as one of the world’s most prestigious designers of bespoke jewellery. Following his apprenticeship in The Hague and qualifying as a Master Goldsmith in Switzerland he came to London in 1965. The company expanded rapidly and the distinctive De Vroomen style gained an international reputation.
We invite you to come and enjoy an evening with the iconic 'Artist Jeweller' as he discusses his life as a Master Goldsmith & Jewellery designer. These sessions are absolutely essential for students, those working in the trade, designers, makers and of course fans of fine jewellery and Leo De Vroomen.

Past guests at our Evening with... events have included Alex Monroe, Boodles Managing director Micheal Wainwright and Laura McCreddie, Editor of Retail Jeweller Magazine. For more information on these have a look at our news and events page and our blog.

Wednesday the 24th of October
Doors: 18:30
Entry: £10 or £5 for past students and short course students.

*Free for apprentices of Holts Academy

For more details or to book your place please contact Kayum or Sarah at Holts Academy on 020 7405 0197 or BOOK ONLINE (please call for student discount code or to book over the telephone).
For more information and to see some of De Vroomen's fabulous work visit the company website at http://www.devroomen.co.uk/ or if you're on Pinterest you can visit the Holts Academy page and look at our Leo De Vroomen Board! To book a place at any of these Open Days, please call 020 7405 0197 or email info@holtsacademy.com
Comment by Rebecca Skeels on October 22, 2012 at 2:11pm
The Goldsmiths’ Company offers support to new graduates of Jewellery, Silversmithing and the Allied Trades degree programmes through various professional development courses, specialist training sessions, technical publications and events.

Our next up and coming course is the Getting Started Programme which will be taking place from Monday 21st January – Friday 25th January 2013. I am contacting you as someone who has previously, expressed an interest in Getting Started, taken part in New Designers or may be interested in the further support that Getting Started can offer.

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 32 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.

Getting Started’s renowned speakers include designers, jewellers and silversmiths from across the field. If you are interested in applying, please download an application form from:

http://www.goldsmiths-centre.org/institute/courses/

In the meantime, do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions.

With very best wishes



Helen Dobson
Institute Administrator
T: + 44 (0)207 566 7660
F: + 44 (0)207 606 7151
E helen.dobson@goldsmiths-institute.org

THE GOLDSMITHS’ INSTITUTE

The Goldsmiths’ Centre
42 Britton Street
Clerkenwell
London
EC1M 5AD

The Institute: To find out more about The Goldsmiths’ Institute:
www.goldsmiths-centre.org/institute

Courses: To find out more about Courses at The Goldsmiths’ Institute:
www.goldsmiths-centre.org/institute/courses

The Centre: To find out more about The Goldsmiths’ Centre:
www.goldsmiths-centre.org

Events: To book an event at The Goldsmiths’ Centre:
www.goldsmiths-centre.org/events
Comment by Rebecca Skeels on October 20, 2012 at 3:53am
Craft + Technology Residencies - call for applications

Watershed is offering three residencies for UK-based contemporary craft practitioners interested in exploring the potential relationships between craft practice and embedded technologies and/or pervasive media. Applicants are encouraged to consider how their existing practice might map onto the creation of objects that use technologies to extend and develop new forms of engagement between people, objects and making.

Residencies will be hosted at: Pervasive Media Studio (Bristol); i-DAT (Plymouth); the Autonomatic research group (Falmouth), in collaboration with the Crafts Council and supported by the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation. Go online for further background on the partners and their thoughts on this collaborative project.

Application deadline extended to 9am, 29 October 2012
Interviews will be held on 13 November in Bristol
Download the application pack
Comment by Rebecca Skeels on October 18, 2012 at 3:00pm

Architalx and the University of Southern Maine, Creative Intelligence & Innovation Lab invite you to:

The Eye in Time: Interactive Installation Design

Friday, October 19th from 7:30 pm to 8:30 pm, with Q & A after
Lee Auditorium, Wishcamper Center
University of Southern Maine, Portland
Admission is free

The visual interaction digital artist Matthias Oostrik and USM Professor Raphael DiLuzio will show and discuss their large-scale interactive video projection mapping project for Voices of Design: 25 Years of Architalx. This Ralph Appelbaum Associates designed installation will open on February 2, 2013, Portland Museum of Art.

AT 6pm, prior to the talk there will be an Open House at the USM Design Science Lab 

USM Design Science Lab
C-Wing, 5th Floor Research Wing
Science Building
70 Falmouth Street
Portland Maine, 04101

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on October 17, 2012 at 9:45am

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At the Goldsmiths’ Company Assay Office we have one of the world’s largest collections of fake and forged silverwear and jewellery. The possibility of overlooking a fake or forged item continues to daunt experts, jewellers, curators and collectors and so we run a Fakes & Forgeries Seminar to teach you how to spot them. This seminar takes place atGoldsmiths’ Hall on Monday 26 November.

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on October 13, 2012 at 5:58am
Hi Everybody!
I'm very pleased to invite you to the following workshop. Feel free to write me if you have any questions:
celiefago@comcast.net
Best wishes,
Celie

Metal work for these designs will include a section on Keum-boo, a Korean method of bonding 24k gold foil to silver, a relatively inexpensive way to add gold to your work (Keum-boo on PMC Sterling requires no depletion gilding!). Engineering for found objects, and riveting, will also be covered. Whether you’re an old pro or a new enthusiast you have a treat in store for you with the new PMC Sterling! 

In this premier workshop, you'll explore ring design in PMC Sterling and learn techniques developed specifically to take advantage of these features.

Who should take this class?: This class is suitable for all skill levels and all skill levels can benefit from this curriculum. There are no prerequisites but some basic understanding of metal clay will be helpful.

For more info and to fill  out an application, click 
HERE.


 

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Celie Fago
1037 Christian Hill Rd.
BethelVT 05032

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Comment by Rebecca Skeels on October 10, 2012 at 3:04am

Hi Everyone

Don't forget to add your exhibitions and shows, classes and facts and competitions that are related to contemporary jewellery here!

And do also paste related and useful links to items you find. Please also feel free to comment on other peoples discussions and posts.

We have a continually growing digital network with todays numbers at

918 people linked to the Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Association-for-Contemporary-Jew...

62 to the Crafthaus page http://crafthaus.ning.com/group/associationforcontemporaryjewellery

1168 to the linkedin page http://www.linkedin.com/groups/Association-Contemporary-Jewellery-3...

So well worth sharing some information!

We also share information through our website: http://www.acj.org.uk/

and out e-newsletter and findings magazine as well as exhibitions and events!

Have Fun.

Best Rebecca

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on October 7, 2012 at 1:11pm

 Jerwood Makers Open 2013

Emerging applied artists working across craft disciplines are invited to apply for Jerwood Makers Open 2013.

Five commissions of £7,500 will be awarded to artists to create new work, which will then be exhibited as part of the Jerwood Visual Arts programme at Jerwood Space, London 10 July - 25 August 2013.

Jerwood Makers Open is designed to commission and showcase new work by emerging artists working in the applied arts. Five commissions of £7,500 will be awarded to artists to create new work, to be exhibited as part of the JVA programme at Jerwood Space, London and on tour nationally. Artists will be chosen by an independent selection panel and must be UK resident and within 10 years of graduating or setting up their practice.

Launched in 2010, Jerwood Makers Open has been developed to create a space in which to recognise and celebrate the significance of making practice and process within the contemporary visual arts. This initiative offers makers at the early stages of their careers an opportunity to develop their creative ideas independently of specific commissioning structures by submitting a proposal for new work. It totals an investment of £37,500 in new applied arts commissions.

Entry is by online application. Please click here to visit the online entry page.

Deadline for entries:5pm, Monday 12 November 2012

All applicants are required to submit:

-A completed online application outlining the details of your proposal

-A current CV

-A maximum of six images of current work or work in progress (files no larger than 500 kb)

-An entry fee of £20

In considering proposals, the selectors will debate as a panel what they consider to be outstanding and original practice in the applied arts and will explore this through their selection. They will also consider how this particular opportunity could catalyse potential positive developments to individual makers’ practice and profile.

The selectors will consider all eligible proposals, and from this will select a shortlist of makers who will be invited to be interviewed by the selectors. Applicants will be notified of interviews by 23rd November 2012, and interviews will take place on one day in the week commencing 3rd December 2012 at Jerwood Space, London SE1 OLN. Five awards will then be made and makers will be notified by 7th December 2012. Comments from the selection panel at the first round stage will be passed on to those short listed for interview only.

For updates follow JVA on twitter @jerwoodjva #JMO12

For queries about the application process or for those unable to enter online please contact Parker Harris, the exhibition organisers on 01372 462190 or email jmo@parkerharris.co.uk

 

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