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: 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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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 March 12, 2017 at 10:22am

http://www.jobs.ac.uk/job/AXX503/technician-creative-it-in-3d-design/ Part Time Post: 14.5 hours per week

We are looking to appoint a technician with a background in 3D model making skills using the aid of modeling software and prototyping equipment.

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on March 5, 2017 at 10:18am

 Full & Part Time Creative Sales Assistants
We are looking for enthusiastic creative individuals to join our team
£14,608 pro-rata
Application deadline: March 2nd 2017

We currently have full and part time vacancies to join our team as sales assistants!

Sales Assistant: We are looking for enthusiastic creative individuals to join our team as a sales assistants.

Requirements:

    Must have at least a C in GCSE Maths (or equivalent) please do not apply if you do not have the relevant qualifications.
    Must have previous retail or customer service experience.
    Must be enthusiastic, friendly, hard working and willing to learn.

Job Role: Sales Assistant - working within our busy city centre shop, wholesale and mail order departments to serve and advise customers. To carry out general day to day tasks including cleaning, tiding, sorting and stocking products, inventory control, cash handling as well as window displays, social media and jewellery making.

There is the opportunity to get involved with the running, developing and teaching of workshops too.

Person Specification: We need someone who is confident communicating with customers and colleagues. A great level of patience and eagerness to learn is required in this role. A keen interest in jewellery making and crafts is useful but not essential as training is given. We need someone who is happy to be on their feet for long periods of time and can handle the many flights of stairs in our lovely Victorian building.

Salary & hours: We have full time and part time positions to fill. Applicants must be able to work Saturdays & weekdays, however hours and spesific days are negotiable. Salary is variable depending on experience and number of hours worked, based on £14,608 per annum.

We are unable to accept any CV’s without an application form to accompany it. Please send any specific questions about the role to info@mailorder-beads.co.uk


Comment by Rebecca Skeels on March 5, 2017 at 10:15am
Rare Opportunity: Silversmith Apprenticeship at Colonial Williamsburg
Posted by Brigitte Martin on February 27, 2017 at 3:04pm
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The primary function of the Apprentice Silversmith is to rediscover, learn and preserve the varied trade skills of the 18th century silversmith, including becoming relatively proficient in the related skills of chasing, engraving, foundry work, and the casting and finishing of pewter, and to interpret those skills to the public both orally and written. The apprentice must become proficient in these skills so that he/she can eventually help teach future apprentices, insuring the trade is perpetuated.
 
Learns and develops proficiency in the skills of the 18th century silversmith’s trade, including becoming relatively proficient in the related skills of chasing, engraving, foundry work, and the casting and finishing of pewter, Increases knowledge in each skill area and uses that information to expand interpretation to the guests, gained through completing work assignments outlined in the Silversmiths Trade Skills Curriculum.
Works on trade projects to refine and practice skills in both silverwork and foundry work as assigned by the Master Silversmith.
Provides in-depth interpretations on the silversmithing/foundry trades, its history, and its products and services in the community, region, and the world; the technology, processes, skills organization and the working environment of the trades: the lives and times of those who pursued the trades; the evolution of the trades; relationships between trades, etc., with the emp.....
 
Comment by Rebecca Skeels on March 5, 2017 at 9:42am

Dutch jewelry artist Ruudt Peters is currently preparing a 44-year retrospective exhibition of his work entitled BRON. Bron means ‘source’, a word Peters finds fascinating as he continues to investigate the inspirations and serendipity through which we can better understand ourselves.

To help celebrate the retrospective, Peters invites you to purchase a small pin of his, which represents a particle of his ‘MA’ series. Each pin is handmade by Peters himself and has a different attitude, a different expression.

Peters invites all buyers to show where in the world the pins travel by using #BronSource. http://crafthaus.ning.com/profiles/blogs/bron-ruudt-peters-retrospe...

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on March 5, 2017 at 9:28am

Well done Julie Massie!! Rising Stars Winner New Ashgate Gallery

Exhibitions:
For the Rising Stars competition, we are delighted to present 22 exceptional craft graduates, selected from more than 60 applicants. The makers combine innovative practice with strong production skills. The exhibition showcases their ingenuity with materials and their cutting edge design.
 
We welcome back Emma-Jane Rule who won the 2016 Rising Stars competition. It is great to see the progress that Emma-Jane has made over the last 12 months and the exciting new designs she brings to this ‘one year on’ exhibition.
 
In our Balcony Gallery, you’ll find Jan Gaska and Fiona Pearce who have spent the winter capturing Farnham and its surrounding areas. Their contrasting styles show off many of the town’s landmarks, including the Frensham Pond and the Waverley Abbey.

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on March 5, 2017 at 9:25am

In mid-March, Munich Jewelry Week draws people to one city to view almost 100 jewelry events happening throughout it. AJF will be there, hosting an AJF group touring the city; selling books at the FRAME section of the main event space--the International Handwerksmesse--thanks to the generosity of Galerie Marzee; planning for the future of AJF during our board retreat; and in the streets, connecting with many of you over a mutual appreciation (and extreme abundance) of art jewelry.

If you aren't able to be there with us in Munich, we invite you to explore AJF's archives and see the Best of ... reports from MJW 2016, 2015, and 2014; an article featuring Wolfgang Lösche, director of the SCHMUCK, TALENTE, and MODERNE MASTERS exhibitions; an interview with the 2014 curator of SCHMUCK, Jorunn Veiteberg; and the six-part In Sight Series from 2013. https://artjewelryforum.org/articles-series?taxonomy_vocabulary_2_t...

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on March 5, 2017 at 9:19am

collaborations have been the starting point for many iconic designs, processes, materials and techniques. The studio provides an environment where people can meet, ask questions and find inspiration relevant to their industry.

A programme of material workshops, talks and drop in sessions sits alongside a large scale installation and displays in the main event space from material specialists, engineers, architects, designers and craftspeople as a live example of serendipitous design and collaboration.

There’s plenty to see and do whether that’s delving into the materials library and getting to grips with 3D printing as a design process, or simply uncovering the hub of craftsmanship that is the Goldsmith’s Centre.

Tue 23 – Thu 25 May 2017
Entry to Studio – Free
Event programme Free – £5

Partners:
SCIN, Scale Rule, Digits2Widgets, The Society of Ornamental Turners and Hartley Cycles http://www.clerkenwelldesignweek.com/2017/02/23/materials-and-more/

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on March 5, 2017 at 9:05am
 
20:20 VISIONS: CELEBRATING 20 YEARS OF THE ACJ
Thu 18 May - Fri 30 June 2017
Mon - Fri 9am - 6pm, Free
 
To mark its 20th Birthday, The Association for Contemporary Jewellery (ACJ) has invited twenty of its most prominent members to exhibit work from circa 1997 alongside a new piece. http://www.goldsmiths-centre.org/whats-on/exhibitions/2020-visions-...
Comment by Rebecca Skeels on March 5, 2017 at 9:03am
 
HANDLING SESSION: INSPIRED 2017
Thu 4 May 2017
1pm - 2pm, Free
 
Silversmith Brett Payne leads a special handling session of exceptional work by established and newly qualified UK silversmiths. Get to handle beautiful examples as you are invited to see them up close. Book now http://www.goldsmiths-centre.org/whats-on/public-events/inspired-20...
Comment by Rebecca Skeels on March 5, 2017 at 8:53am

Inspired 2017, the luxury contemporary silverware and furniture selling showcase, returns to the Goldsmiths’ Centre during London Craft Week. Now in its 5th year, it brings together some of the UK’s finest and up-and-coming silversmiths and furniture makers in one unique curated platform. This is a fabulous and unique opportunity to invest in a one-off or bespoke piece from one of Britain’s most talented artisans. http://www.goldsmiths-centre.org/whats-on/exhibitions/inspired-2017...

 

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