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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: yesterday

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 August 11, 2012 at 5:56am

https://twitter.com/ACJ_Org_UK
The ACJ tweet page!!
When I figure it out I will lik some of these pages together.
Meanwhile feel free to follow!!
https://twitter.com/ACJ_Org_UK

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on August 11, 2012 at 5:46am

Brighton-based jewellery retailer Jeremy Hoye is embarking on an aggressive expansion plan after securing a new investor in the business. The brand’s founder Jeremy Hoye told Professional Jeweller that he is planning to invest in the expansion of its wholesale division as well as laying out plans to open up to 10 new Jeremy Hoye stores in the UK. The retail expansion has already started with the company securing a store in Tunbridge Wells that is due to open before Christmas. Some staff will be moving from Jeremy Hoye’s main premesis in Brighton to launch the Tunbridge Wells shop.

The shop, which will only sell Jeremy Hoye jewellery, will be fitted out to mimic the brand’s Brighton store, which has recently been revamped using a palate of black and gold.

Hoye said that he plans to roll out between six and 10 stores in rapid success, focusing on the south of England, including London.

There are also plans to expand the wholesale side of the business through acquiring new retail stockists. Jeremy Hoye has hired a full-time member of staff to head up this division who has been charged with travelling around the UK to find new stockists for the brand.

The investor in the business has come from outwith the jewellery industry and has been working with Jeremy Hoye for the past six months.

Hoye said: “I’ve realised, as with most people trying to expand, that you can’t do it on your own. Our investor has been on board six months now and we are finding our feet with each other. I find it a lot easier.”

Despite the aggressive expansion plans, Hoye said that the brand’s silver and fine collections will continue to be made at its workshop in Brighton.

http://www.professionaljeweller.com/article-11710-jeremy-hoye-plots...

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on August 10, 2012 at 8:57am

 Petersfield Arts and Crafts Society Annual Exhibition

Saturday 25 August – Saturday 1 September 2012

Free Entry, open daily from 10.15am – 5.45pm

Exhibition closes 1pm on Saturday 1st September

The Festival Hall, Heath Road, Petersfield

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on August 10, 2012 at 8:55am

 The Sussex Guild Contemporary Craft Show at Michelham Priory 

Thursday 2 – Sunday 5 August, 10.30am-5pm

A four-day event with over forty craft stands and craft demonstrations too. Sited in the Elizabethan barn and in marquees on the lawns at historic Michelham Priory. Beautiful gardens, storyteller, licensed restaurant and free parking.

For further information about The Sussex Guild and details of exhibitors, see 

www.thesussexguild.co.uk or visit The Sussex Guild Shop & Gallery, Southover Grange, Southover Rd, Lewes, BN7 1TP Tel: 01273 479565. (Open every day between 10.00 and 5.00).

For more details about Michelham Priory please call 01323 844224, email: adminmich@sussexpast.co.uk or visit their website at www.sussexpast.co.uk

Michelham Priory, Upper Dicker, Hailsham, East Sussex, BN27 3QS

 

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on August 10, 2012 at 8:54am

 Summer Contemporary Craft at the New Ashgate Gallery

Summer Fundraiser Exhibition - 20 July - 31 August

Presenting work by Claire Baker; Mychael Barratt; Barbara Beaumont; Julian Belmonte; Ruta Brown; Tim Burns; Carys Davies... and many more. 

Anna Roch Deus: Action Reaction - 20 July - 1 September

The Catalan painter from Spain presents work in the foyer gallery.

African Heritage Explored - 1 August - 1 September

Challenging the ideas about African crafts and design, curated by Maya Antoun.

Summer Party - 25 August, 4-6pm

Music, canapés, raffle, artists, art activities and special guests

Admission: £2, free admission with a flyer - collect yours from the Gallery

For more information visit www.newashgate.org.uk

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on August 10, 2012 at 8:52am

 Access to Art Colleges for Artists

The AA2A project provides placements for visual artists and designer makers in Higher and Further Education institutions across England. The project provides opportunities to undertake a period of research or realise a project using art college facilities eg. workshops, IT facilities, lending library, & lecture programme. AA2A schemes aim to benefit students and colleges through their interaction with practising artists.In 2012/2013, AA2A schemes will run in 33 institutions, providing 132 placements nationally. 

For full eligibility criteria and details of how to apply visit www.aa2a.org/apply

Access is free, for at least 100 hours, between Oct 2012 and April 2013 and a materials/travel grant of £220 is usually available.

Applicants must have at least one years professional practice and should be able to work with minimal technical support.

Artists on AA2A schemes run from 2009 to 2010 or before can now reapply. AA2A particularly welcomes applications from applicants with disabilities, from culturally diverse backgrounds and non-graduates.

Closing dates for applications vary but all are in September 2012.

To see current AA2A artists’ work go to http://aa2a.biz 

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on August 10, 2012 at 8:51am

 flint - call for submissions

Two Destination Language are looking for submissions from artists of all kinds to take part in FLINT, a two-day interdisciplinary microfest of contemporary work which will take place on November 17 at Salisbury Arts Centre and November 18 at Pound Arts Corsham. There will be 20 artists programmed across the two days, showcasing a spectrum of the work contemporary artists are making.

Whatever your artform, if you have an exciting work to share with audiences in Wiltshire, we’d like to hear from you. We want performance, dance, live art, music, visual arts, theatre – anything with a performative element to involve an audience. There’s no particular theme your work has to fit, but it needs to engage audiences – we want them to enjoy experiencing contemporary work.

There’s a fee of £350 available, plus a limited contribution to travel expenses if you’re coming from outside the area. 

Full details are available at http://www.twodestinationlanguage.com/?page_id=369 where you’ll find a link to the online submission form. 

For more information email alister or kat @twodestinationlanguage.com

FLINT microfest is supported by Arts Council England, Wiltshire Council and Creative Ecology Wiltshire

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on August 4, 2012 at 6:43am

Supporting Artists Newsletter - STOP PRESS!

 

Call to Artists and Crafts people in Surrey to take part in Surrey Artists Open Studios Art for Christmas 

Deadline to register for Christmas Surrey Artists Open Studios is 24 August 2012 

For more information and to sign up visit www.surreyopenstudios.org.uk or call 01483 519285. 
  
Please note, to take part in Surrey's Christmas Open Studios you need to be a paid SAOS member
 

What is SAOS? 
If you are interested in publicising your artwork; networking with other artists; gaining access to opportunities

and creative events and gaining the opportunity to sell your work direct to the public then join SAOS.  

We are a unique member organisation supporting artists in Surrey and on Surrey borders. 
Being a SAOS member means you will also be eligible to participate in the Surrey Artists Open Studios summer 2013 event.

 

Amy Collins

Craft & Exhibitions Officer

Farnham Maltings, Bridge Square, Farnham, Surrey, GU9 7QR

t:   +44 (0)1252 745474

e:  amy.collins@farnhammaltings.com

w: www.farnhammaltings.com

 

Sign-up for our e-newsletter or join us on Facebook and Twitter

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on August 4, 2012 at 6:41am

 

Call for submissions: Sell online with Seek & Adore this Christmas

 

Seek & Adore is looking for the best British designer-makers who want to sell their exceptional and distinctive art pieces, homewares, accessories and jewellery online this Christmas. If you design and make all your own work and want the added bonus of expert help in raising your profile, we can help you.

SeekandAdore.com is a website that brings together the work of designer-makers with people looking to discover and buy unique and beautiful things. Everything we sell is made by a real artist, each piece tells a story. Customers meet the people behind the pieces, learn about their skills, get inspired by their work and share their passion.

To find out more about selling with Seek & Adore download our introductory guide: http://www.seekandadore.com/blog/sellwithus

All our designer-makers are handpicked for the quality and originality of their work. We are currently taking submissions from designer-makers who want to be selling online by the end of September in order to benefit from our extensive Christmas marketing.  Please register online by 21st September for consideration.
Register here:
https://www.seekandadore.com/SSL/Register.aspx

We will either ask you to send us samples of your work or arrange to view it at an upcoming exhibition or craft fair.

Contact details:

Daniel Goode, Chief Seeker and Rebecca Strain, Maker Cherisher

E: makersupport@seekandadore.com

T: 0845 519 6276 (local call charges apply)

W: www.SeekandAdore.com

 

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on July 29, 2012 at 9:27am

Accepting Submissions for The Art and Design of Metal Clay Jewelry and More 2013 
Deadline: Now - Aug. 15, 2012
Release date: Late - October 2012

We are seeking images to feature in our next annual calendar, The Art and Design of Metal Clay Jewelry and More 2013. In addition to including jewelry as in the past, this year ALL Metal Clay forms will be included - necklaces, rings, bracelets, earrings, brooches, vessels, objects and other items will be considered. Unique and diverse design styles and techniques are desired. Metal Clay should be the predominant material and all types and brands of Metal Clay will be considered, but other media - resin, gems, metals, enamel, and more may be incorporated into the design. High digital images will be accepted by mail or e-mail:
Christine Norton 
c/o Calendar Submission 2013
13754 Knight Court, Gainesville, VA 20155
E-mail: gagecalendar2013@gmail.com

Artwork submitted must represent work that is unique and original in design. New unpublished/unseen work is preferred. Group shots or individual pictures will be accepted. Limit 3 entries, no more then 2 shots per entry. Please don't send actual pieces. Professional photo quality is a MUST. Please consider the fact that viewers will only see your photo, not your original work, so clear, uncluttered photos with an accurate representation will be priority for the selection process. Images should be 300 dpi, in tiff, jpg or psd format with no compression. The image size should be no smaller than 5". However ONLY large format photos 8 1/2 x 11" can be considered for the prominent cover position.

Artwork for inclusion will be selected based on:
- Design
- Innovation
- Craftsmanship
- High degree of excitement
- Unique use of metal clay and degree of challenge
Hint: The above is a great checklist for submissions. Artists retain copyright of their work and receive a free copy of the calendar if selected.
Each calendar page measures 8.5” x 11” and measures 11” x 17” when opened.

Please include the following information with your submission. Missing information may forfeit your position in the calendar: (Please consider over 300 photos arrive for review)
1. Name
2. Address
3. Website or e-mail (indicate if this information should be included on the calendar)
4. Title of piece
5. Materials used
6. Dimensions in millimeters
7. Brief Description of process and/or motivation to how it was conceived. An interesting, well written statement is encouraged, 50 words or less. (This information will be published so put your best foot forward. Entries may be edited.)
8. File name
9. Has your file been retouched
10. Is your file 300 dpi

Please direct all inquires to: gagecalendar2013@gmail.com
To see a sample of last year’s calendar go to: http://tinyurl.com/3cbn4o

Gage Designs
P. O. Box 614 
Bowmansville, PA 17507
717-445-5755
http://www.HollyGage.com
http://www.facebook.com/people/Holly-Ginsberg-Gage/1417847594

 

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