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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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Comment by Rebecca Skeels on September 23, 2012 at 9:59am

Call for applications: Craft and Technology Residencies 2013

Are you a maker open to exploring ways in which craft skills and knowledge can contribute to science and technology and vice versa?

Watershed is offering three maker residencies to research new projects at the intersection of craft, technology and culture. Delivered in collaboration with the Crafts Council, i-DAT, the Autonomatic research group at University College Falmouth, and supported by the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation, this is a unique opportunity to explore process and practice, develop experimental works and make new connections.

The residencies are open to UK-based makers and will take place between January and March 2013. There will be one residency each at: Pervasive Media Studio (Bristol), i-DAT (Plymouth) and Autonomatic (Falmouth).

Application deadline: 9am, 22 October 2012
Download the application pack

For further information, contact iShed Producer Victoria Tillotson on 0117 370 8872 or email victoria@watershed.co.uk

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on September 23, 2012 at 9:40am

 Job Description 

 Bishopsland Educational Trust (Charity No.: 1093301) Tel: +44 (0)118 972 4550 BISHOPSLAND WORKSHOPS, BISHOPSLAND, DUNSDEN, READING, RG4 9NR 

 Background to Bishopsland 

Bishopsland (nr Reading, Oxfordshire) provides post-graduate training workshops for silversmiths and jewellers. It was founded in 1993. Members spend one year living and working at the workshops before setting up on their own in pursuit of a professional career. Approximately 150 graduates have passed through Bishopsland The majority are achieving their ambition of running their own business; for some this means full time employment, for others their self-employment is part-time, supplemented by other work, usually in the same field. Around forty have gone on to take an MA degree, two thirds of which are at the Royal College of Art. 

Please see www.bishopsland.co.uk for more information. 

Background to requirement 

Since its founding in 1993, Bishopsland has been managed by its founders and principal, Penelope and Oliver Makower. Supported by the Trustees, the founders have developed Bishopsland to become the country’s pre-eminent post-graduate, residential silversmithing course. The requirement now is to employ an individual to support Bishopsland develop into an establishment which is resilient and which will be able to go forward without the founders once they retire. The post is fully funded for the next two years with the Trustees committed to raise the funding for this post thereafter. 

Other support (part-time) includes a marketing manager, admin x 2 (general and accounts). 

Experiences and profile of the Deputy Principal 

To thrive in this role we would expect the successful candidate to have the following profile and experience: 

 Arts/cultural background 

 Proven development and fundraising experience 

 Ability to work with and alongside a number of stakeholders 

 Strong self-organisation abilities and an eye for detail 

 Experience in organising exhibitions/shows/curators etc. 

 General management capabilities (managing people / budget control etc.) 

Principal roles and tasks 

Reporting primarily to Oliver Makower who acts as CFO and Development Director, the Deputy Principal will oversee the operations of the Trust. The Deputy Principal will also support the Principal, Penelope Makower (Artistic Director) who takes responsibility for the Workshop & all educational matters. Key aspects of the role are expected to be: 

 Exhibitions 

 Development and fundraising 

 Financial management 

 Communication 

 Recruitment of course applicants and graduate supervision 

 Masterclass programme 

 Trustee communication 

Job Description 

Bishopsland Educational Trust (Charity No.: 1093301) Tel: +44 (0)118 972 4550 BISHOPSLAND WORKSHOPS, BISHOPSLAND, DUNSDEN, READING, RG4 9NR 

Terms and remuneration 

 5 days / week with some in-lieu requirement 

 Salary - £30-35k per annum (range depending on experience) 

 6 weeks paid holiday 

 Probation - 6 month probation period (two weeks notice period on either side) 

 Termination (post probation) 

o Employer to employee – 4 weeks notice in first year, 6 weeks notice thereafter 

o Employee to employer – 4 weeks notice in first year, 8 weeks notice thereafter 

Applications 

You are requested to email a letter outlining your key strengths and reason for applying along with an up to date CV to william.makower@panlogic.co.uk. 

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on September 14, 2012 at 8:39am

Meeting for Artists & Makers:

Managing work space in Surrey and the relationship to the London market

 

Professional Development Meeting for Surrey Artists with Jonathan Parsons

 

Friday 19 October, 2.30-4.30pm

 

New Ashgate Gallery

Waggon Yard

Farnham GU9 7PS

 

Free admission but booking is essential as places are limited. Call 01252 713208/email gallery@newashgate.org.uk to confirm your place.

 

Jonathan Parsons, Artist, Writer and Lecturer

Jonathan Parsons is an artist, writer and lecturer active since 1990. He came to prominence in 1997 when his dissected map sculpture Carcass (1994) was selected for inclusion in the notorious Sensation exhibition at the Royal Academy of Arts, which toured to Berlin and New York. Recent exhibitions include: The Art of Mapping(TAG Fine Arts, London), Abigail Reynolds & Jonathan Parsons: A Dialogue on Landscape & Constable (Salisbury Arts Centre), Waldweben (Kasteel Schuurlo,Belgium), and the Jerwood Sculpture Prize (Jerwood Space, London). He has taught Fine Art at numerous Higher Education Institutions around the country and is currently visiting lecturer in Fine Art at UCA, Farnham. His work is represented in public collections in the UK and private collections around the world. Jonathan is the lead artist for arc, the professional development programme for artists in South East, managed by the aspex gallery, Portsmouth.

 

 

The meeting is part of the Surrey Artist of the Year 2012 programme at the New Ashgate Gallery, supported by Baines Charitable Trust. The programme has been organised by New Ashgate Gallery in partnership with Surrey Arts.

 

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on September 14, 2012 at 8:18am


Saturday 6 October
Copper Clay with Sarah Macrae
Copper clay is a clay-like material that can be squeezed, rolled, shaped, textured and moulded but when it is fired in a kiln it becomes pure copper. Similar in composition to silver precious metal clay but much more economical, this is an ideal material to experiment with. Students on the course can expect to make at least one finished piece during the day.
10am – 3pm, £48 including materials

Saturday 20 October
Silver Literary Pendants with Sarah Macrae
Commit your favourite word, quote or poem permanently to metal using stamping or etching, use letterforms to create a decorative pattern and then roller print onto silver to make an individual and personal pendant.
10am – 3pm, £48 including materials.

Saturday 10 November
Moving Jewellery with Kate Groombridge
Spend the day making a stylish pendant or ring using simple silver smith techniques. Create a stunning piece, which incorporates moving elements. The course is suitable for beginners and intermediate level participants and will include cutting, soldering and shaping.
10am – 3pm, £48 including materials.

Saturday 24 November
Circle Brooches with Sarah Macrae
Back by popular demand and perfect for Christmas presents, Sarah Macrae will lead this exciting one-day workshop. Participants will learn new skills and come away with a beautiful roller printed brooch. Sarah will explain and teach you all the stages to design and make a stunning piece of jewellery. 
10am – 3pm, £48 including materials.

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Dani Allen
Administration & Operations Coordinator (part-time)

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 September 14, 2012 at 8:10am


PRACTICES IN BETWEEN: CURATING POST-DISCIPLINARITY
11am - 4.30pm Friday 12 October
 Ruthin Craft Centre
  For curators interested in the space between fine art and craft, with guest speaker Jessica Hemmings and gallery talk by Michael Brennand-Wood.

http://www.axisweb.org/practices-in-between
Comment by Rebecca Skeels on September 14, 2012 at 8:06am

With the holiday season behind us, we all need something to look forward to. The good news is the Great Northern Contemporary Craft Fair 2012 is less than a month away. We’ve been crafty this year and brought the Fair forward to the first week-end in October so you don’t have as long to wait. It's time to grab your diaries and plan a trip with your friends. We’ve got over 150 designer-makers selling unique work and lots of exciting new features to tempt and inspire you as well as a pop up café bar from the lovely people at NorthStar Deli. For the first time, the Preview night on 4th October will be open to ALL so if you want to be one the first to browse and buy, then come and join us from 6-9.30pm. Preview Tickets cost £10 on the door and include a complimentary glass of wine.

If you want some instant gratification in the meantime, our website will give you a sneak preview of what we have in store. Seewww.greatnorthernevents.co.uk  We’re also posting lots more images of work and news from this year’s exhibitors on ourFacebook page so please do like and share our posts or follow us on Twitter.

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on September 14, 2012 at 7:54am

Now taking bookings for MAKING IT - A celebration of Craft in WINCHESTER - 12-14 October 2012. http//:makingitproject.com. 

We've organised a terrific line up of creative thinkers and makers, curators, advisors as well as makers talking and creating , etc... A unique 3 day event.. which promises not to "talk at" but provide a platform for conversations, exchanging ideas, making and eating! 

To book your place call Winchester Discovery Centre box office on 01962 873603 or book online atwww.hants.gov.uk/wdc 

Also check out our website - for the Making It Studio Award (Deadline 21st September) 
www.makingspace.org 

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on September 14, 2012 at 7:41am
Comment by Rebecca Skeels on September 14, 2012 at 7:38am
designjunction - the largest destination for design & culture
designjunction is set to be a major destination at this year’s London Design Festival with a powerful line-up of world renowned brands and creative enterprises housed in London’s largest central location. This year designjunction welcomes the Tramshed into the event to create an even more spectacular showcase for design and culture.

Set within the industrial surrounds of a 1960s Sorting Office, the venue offers a spectacular backdrop to showcase the latest cutting-edge design across an expansive 120,000 sq ft space.
 
designjunction will house leading global design brands, smaller labels, pop-up shops, large-scale installations, temporary restaurants, bars and cafes, interactive flash factories, live entertainment, a leading seminar programme and much more.
 
See our highlights below!
 
designjunction is free to attend register here for entry: http://designjunction.eventbrite.com/ | Follow us on twitter  
 
Comment by Rebecca Skeels on September 14, 2012 at 7:32am


Art & Craft at Auction

http://www.newashgate.org.uk/

As part of our fundraising activities this summer, we are pleased to inform you that a select number of pieces from our current exhibition are now available on Ebay. All work on display at the gallery until 22 September.

Don’t miss this chance to make a bid and purchase a piece of original art work for a great price!

http://www.ebay.co.uk/sch/newashgategallery/m.html?_nkw=&_armrs...


We would like to thank all those who have given their time to support the gallery. Many thanks also to those artist that have very kindly donated work to our fundraising exhibition.

 

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