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: Dec 10

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 September 21, 2011 at 1:15pm

 

100% Materials is the place for innovation-hungry designers and architects who are looking to be stimulated and inspired for future architectural and interior design projects.

100% Materials provides a dedicated platform within 100% Design for suppliers and manufacturers of innovative and new materials, surfaces, components and processes to present their products to an audience of over 20,000 specifiers.

This is the most interactive section of the show with samples and workshops encouraging visitors to touch and explore. 
http://www.100percentdesign.co .uk/page.cfm/link=666

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on September 21, 2011 at 1:07pm

ORIGIN STARTS TOMORROW!!

 

Following its successful integration into the London Design Festival last year, Origin: The Contemporary Craft Fair will return to Old Spitalfields Market from 22-28 September 2011.

Origin offers a rare opportunity to see and buy a diverse range of high quality, original craft from over 200 makers in one convenient location. Disciplines range from ceramics, furniture, metalwork and glass, to fashion accessories, jewellery and knitwear.

Situating Origin in a vibrant location in the creative East End and during the London Design Festival, has brought new audiences to this established event and highlighted the huge appetite for craft within the design industry.

 

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on September 20, 2011 at 1:02pm

Entries Invited - 
"Winter Wonders" 
- 10 Nov - 2 Jan
Artists and makers are invited to submit entries for a selling exhibition to be held at Obsidian Art Gallery in Stoke Mandeville, Bucks 

 

We are inviting entries for our upcoming Christmas exhibition - "Winter Wonders".
This exhibition is loosely themed around WINTER oand CHRISTMAS - be it just the feel, the colours, or the subject or theme, and we welcome work from any British makers & artists working in any medium.
 
If in doubt about the suitability of your work just email or call.
 
No entry fee or hanging fee.

The gallery commission is 45% on sales of original art and 50% on sales of reproduction prints & cards.
All work must be for sale and the artist must be based in the UK.
 
EntryDeadlineEntry Deadline : Monday 10 October

The exhibition runs from Thursday 10 November to Monday 2 January.

Hand-In dates for accepted work : Sunday 6 November or Monday 7 November.

TO APPLY : 
Email images (max 2MB per email please) along with details on
Medium;
Approximate Sizes; &
Price Guide
or complete the entry form - click HERE to download. 

 

For full terms & conditions 
e-mail info@obsidianart.co.uk , visit the gallery, or send a stamped self-addressed envelope to Obsidian Art, Layby Farm, Old Risborough Road, Stoke Mandeville, Bucks, HP22 5XJ.  
Enquiries : 01296 612150 or email
info@obsidianart.co.uk 

 

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on September 20, 2011 at 12:58pm

Applications are now being invited for The Contemporary Craft Festival 2012.  The Festival is now one of the largest and most prestigious craft events in the UK.

With a lively and inspirational atmosphere, the Festival has built up a loyal following of 8000 visitors and we represent over 165 of the UK’s finest designer makers. Our additional on-site educational programme includes demonstrations, workshops for all ages, masterclasses and lectures by some of the UK’s leading names.
All set in a marqueed village in idyllic parkland on the edge of Dartmoor in South Devon with excellent transport links via road, train and air.
Selected by an independent panel of judges, The Contemporary Craft Festival is open to designer makers resident in Britain and Ireland working to the highest standard in ceramics, glass, textiles, jewellery, metal, wood, plastics, mixed media, leather, recycled materials and paper.
No paintings, photography or musical instruments. Greetings cards are only accepted as part of a range, not the sole product.

DEADLINE
6pm NOVEMBER 4th


The Contemporary Craft Festival
at Mill Marsh Park, Bovey Tracey, Devon, UK

June 15-17 Open 10am-5pm 

 

Contact:

01626 830612

craftfair@craftsatboveytracey.co.uk

application forms available to download from:

www.craftsatboveytracey.co.uk

 

Comment by Catherine Marche on September 18, 2011 at 4:36pm

To coincide with London Design week, I shall be exhibiting along with a few other ACJ members at Jianhui LOndon,

16 Gabriel's Wharf,

56 Upper Stret

South Bank, London SE1

for more information, visit http://jedeco.co.uk

 

 

hoping to see you there

x

Catherine MArche

http://bijoux.catherinemarche-Designs.com

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on September 18, 2011 at 11:18am
Join ACJ

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 ADVANTAGES

Members of ACJ automatically receive our magazine Findings twice a year, get discounted entry to Conferences and special events, and have exclusive access to the Opportunities section and Message Forum on www.acj.org.uk


HOW TO JOIN ACJ 

Join offlineDownload the ACJ membership form to print out and post. Please note, the fees below are per annum.

Join online: Select from the options online: http://www.acj.org.uk/index.php/join-acj

If you have any questions about ACJ membership please email enquiries@acj.org.uk or telephone +00 44 (0)20 8291 4201

 

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on September 18, 2011 at 9:04am
Comment by Rebecca Skeels on September 18, 2011 at 8:55am

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on September 18, 2011 at 8:45am

http://www.hollygage.com/pages/theartanddesignofmetalclayjewelrycal...

Hello!
I'm really excited to announce the release date for The Art and Design of Metal Clay Jewelry. Putting this publication is a labor of love. This year I had three lovely and talented artists help jury, Emma Baird, Tracey Spurgin and Lesley Messam. Without them, I would never have been about to narrow down 300 entries to 12 months of beautiful jewelry. This publication demonstrates the fantastic work of artists all around the world using metal clay in combination with metalsmithing, enameling, riveting, gemstone setting and so many other techniques.
As an advocate of Metal Clay, I am interested in making others aware of its potential in our field. 

I hope you will take a peek of their work and read about all the details at: http://www.hollygage.com/pages/theartanddesignofmetalclayjewelrycal... 
Many thanks for your support!!!!
~ Holly

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on September 18, 2011 at 8:34am

I am doing a Precious Metal Clay workshop on 5th Nov at 41c Peach Street, Wokingham, RG40 1XJ.
There will be a series of workshops happening there, flyer enclosed.
 
The 5th Nov is also be the last day of an exhibition I am taking part in with The Bank Gallery Artists in the gallery next door (43b Peach Street).  This exhibition starts on 11th Oct and I shall be in the gallery invigilating on the 13th Oct and 3rd Nov.
 
The workshop is £35 for the day with £28 material costs to add on top of that for a packet of 9g PMC3 and a stone.
You should go away with at least 3 items of jewellery.
Bring a lunch or pop out into Wokingham to buy something.  I believe parking is free in the Council car park at Shute End on Saturdays.  There is a kettle there so I will bring tea, coffee and milk.
 
If you wish to book contact me by email 
Jan Richardson
43b%20Peach%20St%20workshops%20flyer.pdf

 

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