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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
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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 10, 2012 at 2:52pm
Comment by Rebecca Skeels on September 10, 2012 at 2:12pm

Saul Bell Design Award

The Saul Bell Design Award competition has both inspired and challenged jewelry designers around the globe for the past decade, and now in its twelfth year, it continues to recognize artists whose work challenges traditional perceptions of jewelry design. Named for the founder of Rio Grande, the competition celebrates Saul's spirit and legacy by inviting artists and students to enter their most innovative creations in any of six categories: Gold/Platinum, Silver/Argentium® Silver, Beads, Metal Clay, Hollowware or Enamel.
http://www.saulbellaward.com/?utm_campaign=425300&utm_content=7...

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on September 9, 2012 at 5:01am

Tender for Galleries and Exhibitions Consultant

University for the Creative Arts -Galleries and Exhibitions

UCA, the University for the Creative Arts, is looking to commission a research project on the strategic development of its galleries and exhibitions spaces and their operations across its four distinct campuses. The total funding available for this scoping study project is £7500.

Deadline for tenders to be received is 12 midday on Friday, 28 September 2012.

Further details on the project and on how to submit the tender are available on:http://ucreative.ac.uk/research/news/tender

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on September 9, 2012 at 4:56am

Lecturer in 3D Design (0.5fte)

University for the Creative Arts

The University for the Creative Arts has campuses at Canterbury, Epsom, Farnham, Maidstone and Rochester and is home to 7,000 students from over 70 countries studying on courses in fashion, graphics, design, media, fine art and architecture

Canterbury

Part Time Post: 18.125 hours per week

Fixed Term Contract until 8 March 2013

£15,974 - £22,083 per annum

12-KENT093-02

You will join an experienced and established team of staff to deliver FE courses. The FE courses comprise 350 students on Foundation Diploma in Art and Design and Access to HE Diploma (Art & Design).

You should be an enthusiastic and motivating teacher able to deliver the 3D Design pathway on the Foundation Diploma Art & Design and contribute to the wider delivery of an excellent quality FE provision.

The FE courses are highly successful having consistently excellent achievement and progression statistics.

An application form and further details are available to download from our website,www.ucreative.ac.uk/jobs.  Alternatively contact the Human Resources Department on HR@ucreative.ac.ukor 01252 892681 (24 hours) quoting the relevant reference. Please note any CVs submitted without a completed application form will not be considered for shortlisting.

The closing date for receipt of applications is 17 September 2012

Interview date is to be confirmed

We value the diversity of our organisation and welcome applicants from all sections of the community.

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on September 9, 2012 at 4:55am

Director of Crafts Study Centre

University for the Creative Arts

The University for the Creative Arts has campuses at Canterbury, Epsom, Farnham, Maidstone and Rochester and is home to 7,000 students from over 70 countries studying on courses in fashion, graphics, design, media, fine art and architecture

Farnham

Full Time Posts: 36.25 hours per week                                 

£49,689 - £54,283 per annum                                                     

Ref: 12-SURR137-01

You will lead and manage the Crafts Study Centre and develop its related roles as a fully accredited University museum of modern crafts and as a research centre of the School of 3D Design. Developing the Centre's significant collections and archives for exhibition and study, working closely with the Trustees of the Crafts Study, demonstrating innovation and vision in developing contemporary exhibitions and associated programmes for the benefit of University and public audiences.

You should have significant experience in the museum sector, (including collection development and/ or exhibition activity) as well as substantive experience in research and teaching in the field of modern and contemporary craft or a related area. The Director will have excellent communication skills and a track record of successful fund raising from charitable and University funding streams. The Director will ensure that the Centre plays a full part both within the University and the wider public communities.

Professorial title is available to an appointee who meets the University's criteria.

An application form and further details are available to download from our website,www.ucreative.ac.uk/jobs.  Alternatively contact the Human Resources Department on HR@ucreative.ac.ukor 01252 892681 (24 hours) quoting the relevant reference. Please note any CVs submitted without a completed application form will not be considered for shortlisting.

The closing date for receipt of applications is 27 September 2012.

Interviews will be held on the 5 October 2012.

We value the diversity of our organisation and welcome applicants from all sections of the community.

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on September 8, 2012 at 10:06am

ACJ East Midlands are recruiting members! If you are interested in joining ACJ EM please get in touch. We are having a winter exhibition in Nottingham and all ACJ EM members are invited to take part!

East Midlands - Ruth Gordon ruthkgordon@hotmail.com

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on September 8, 2012 at 10:04am

http://oslohotweek.wordpress.com/about-hotweek/

Take part in the workshop and discussions
Join in on the lectures and artist presentations
Participate in the activity and the fun

The HOTWEEK project is a place for discovery and growth in the artistic fields of contemporary jewellery, object making, metalwork and related media. It is run by students and teachers from the Metalwork and Jewellery Department of the Oslo National Academy of the Arts. The aim of the project  is to involve people from outside of the Academy in the activities of the department.

The tittle for HOTWEEK 2012  is  “Links”. The theme is, of course, only a starting point for the production of work and can be approached conceptually, aesthetically or in any  desired way. We encourage the participants to use any kind of materials and techniques, and to discuss their opinions with our  invited teachers. Our guest teachers are selected amongst the very best in the field and are  well established artists.

HOTWEEK will be held at the new campus of the Oslo National Art Academy. Grand workshops with state-of-the-art machinery and expert technicians provide a structure that supports all kinds of creative activities.

We proudly show the works executed during HOTWEEK in an  exhibited, opening the last day of the workshop.

Enrolment

PARTICIPATING FEE NOK 400 / EURO 55

TO NOTIFY YOUR INTEREST SEND AN E-MAIL TO:

heidi.sand@khio.no

FOR NORWEGIAN PARTICIPATES SIGN IN HERE:

http://www.khio.no/?module=Articles&action=Article.publicOpen&a...

Visiting address

OSLO NATONAL ACADEMY OF THE ARTS
METALWORK AND JEWELLERY
FOSSVEIEN 24
N- 
0551 OSLO
NORWAY

HEIDI SAND: TEL: + 47 97 15 75 75

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on September 7, 2012 at 12:42pm


Hi everyone,

Just a reminder, we still have spaces on the following courses starting in September. If you want to book a place on any of the workshops, please email me back or call the office on 02392 472491.

WEEKEND WORKSHOPS

Saturday 22nd & Sunday 23rd September 
Exploration of Glass with Kate O’Connell
Ever wanted to try your hand at Fused Glass but not sure where to start?This is the perfect introductory course for you! Spend two days with Kate getting to grips with the idea of fused glass and the kind of thing you can make. Day one will involve experimenting, trying out the different materials and getting used to the tools and techniques. When you return on the Sunday you will be armed with all the knowledge you need to design and make something really special. Basic materials supplied, no experience necessary.
10am – 3pm both days, £95 including most materials.

EVENING COURSES

Casting the Extraordinary (Ceramics)
With Pete Levy, Starts 24 September (10 weeks)
Challenging the idea of form and function... Imagination brought to reality... Following on from the success of Pete’s Exploration of the Teapot course, this 10-week ceramic workshop allows the participant the opportunity to play with casting interesting items to make sculptures or functional objects. Great fun, no experience needed.
Mondays 24 Sept, 1, 8, 15, 22 Oct, 5, 12, 19, 26 Nov, 3 Dec, 6pm – 9pm. £175 including all materials.

Intermediate Silver Jewellery
With Sharon Justice, Starts 25th September (10 weeks)
This intermediate silver jewellery course will involve some tuition but will mainly support students on individual self-lead projects. The cost of the course doesn’t include materials, but materials will be available to purchase through the tutor.
Tuesdays 25 Sept, 2, 9, 16, 23 Oct, 6, 13, 20, 27 Nov, 4 Dec, 7pm – 9pm. £110

Felt-Making Course
With Hilary Charlesworth, Starts 25th September (5 weeks)
The perfect course for anyone wanting to learn all there is to know about the world of felting. Over 5 sessions you will create flat felt, learn the history, make a purse, a scarf, experiment with needle felting, and make small figurines. Felting is a fun experimental technique in which your creativity can really be unleashed. More details and a week-to-week plan can be found online. http://www.makingspace.org/workshops/longer-courses/
Tuesdays 25 Sept, 2, 9, 16, 23 Oct, 7pm – 9pm, £125 including all materials.

Understanding Photography
With Tracey McEachran, Starts 27 September (3 weeks)
A 3-week course for those wanting to get to grips with photography. Studio tenant Tracey McEachran will lead 3 sessions concentrating on a different element each week, from improving your photographic skills, learning about the manual setting and expanding your photographic thinking. Please bring your digital camera (with manual setting) to all 3 sessions, and a laptop to the last session. A more detailed week-to-week plan can be found online. http://www.makingspace.org/workshops/longer-courses/
Thursdays 27 Sept, 4, 11 Oct, 6pm – 9pm, £95 including materials.



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Dani Allen
Administration & Operations Coordinator (part-time)

Making Space
Bishopstoke Road, Leigh Park, Havant, Hampshire, PO9 5BN

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on September 7, 2012 at 12:14pm

Hello!
I'm really excited to announce the release date of mid-October for The Art and Design of Metal Clay Jewelry and more. Putting this publication is a labor of love. This year I had several  talented artists helping with the jurying: Chris Darway, Terry Kovalcik, Christine Kramer Norton, and photo consultant Corrin Kovalcik. Without them, I would never have been about to narrow down 300+ entries to 12 months of artfully created metal clay jewelry and objects . This publication demonstrates the remarkable artistry of work from 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 and this is my way of spreading the work.

Enjoy a sneak peek of the calendar and read about all the details at: http://www.hollygage.com/pages/theartanddesignofmetalclayjewelrycal... 
We are accepting pre-orders on this limited edition, so consider purchasing yours today.
Many thanks for your support!!!!
~ Holly

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on September 7, 2012 at 12:11pm

 SPEAR - call for creative practitioners

Surrey Practitioners Educational Arts Resource

Arts Partnership Surrey has developed a new online resource ‘SPEAR’, which provides vital provision for creative practitioners in Surrey. The aim is to link creative practitioners with educational providers to encourage a diverse high quality creative educational offer for young people in Surrey.

SPEAR will provide an online profile for creative practitioners, including previous experience, current creative projects, choice of medium they teach, references, and any relevant qualifications, insurances and certificates. SPEAR is free to join for the first year (a nominal fee thereafter). Creative practitioners who want to develop their work within the educational sector in Surrey are invited to join in summer 2012, SPEAR will be promoted to schools and in other educational settings in and around Surrey in September.

SPEAR will include toolkits on developing art projects for both creative practitioners and educational providers. To support creative practitioners in how to set up high quality workshops, all requirements needed to promote best practice, how to find funding and what can be expected in working in an educational setting. 

For educational providers the aim is to provide vital toolkits in how to set up creative workshops, how to commission creative practitioners, how to find funding and expectations in working with freelance practitioners.

SPEAR aims to actively encourage information sharing and in so doing provide a vital networking site to creative educational practitioners. SPEAR will feature a BLOG with links to social media including Facebook and Twitter, there will be an online EVENTS calendar profiling SPEAR initiatives and partnership initiatives in training, networking and arts events. 

SPEAR actively encourages ‘your voice’ concept to respond to the requirements and needs of both educational providers and creative practitioners, and to meet these needs as this resource develops.

For more information or to sign up please contact Aimee Fairhurst, Drama Development Officer for Surrey Arts at aimee.fairhurst@surreycc.gov.uk

Or Caroline Jackman, Visual Arts Officer for Surrey Arts at 

caroline.jackman@surreycc.gov.uk 

www.spear-online.com

 

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