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 Saturday

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 November 5, 2016 at 10:20am

AJF'S Instagram page is unmanned! We are looking for a volunteer to assist social media manage Kevin Murray with our Instagram feed. This is a volunteer position with preference given to current students or alumni of AJF supporter schools.

With almost 20,000 followers, AJF's Instagram page is a great opportunity to work behind the scenes to promote contemporary jewelry to a broad audience. Innovative thinkers are encouraged to apply!
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1WZs8Ap2NvIpW4DbmxV5F7QEDPPhWT25...

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on November 5, 2016 at 10:17am

Craft In Focus
  01622 747 325 | desire@craftinfocus.com | www.desirefair.com
Desire Jewellery & Silversmithing Fair
A stunning mixed media jewellery and silversmithing fair where visitors can purchase from an exciting range from both emerging British talent as well as the latest designs from more established designer makers.

Anyone celebrating a special occasion - maybe a birthday or anniversary - may also like to speak to many of the makers about commissioning bespoke pieces of jewellery or silverware. Several visitors in the past have commissioned engagement or wedding rings at the event and, by working with the designer maker, have been able to have input into the design and come up with something that means so much more and is completely individual. Many of the makers will also be happy to speak about remodelling old jewellery to give it a more contemporary feel.

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on November 5, 2016 at 10:14am

Follow along as Duality of Presence comes to fruition in the months leading up to Munich Jewelry Week & Schmuck. The co-curators, Kerianne Quick & Jess Tolbert, will share their exhibition research, preparation, and travels to Munich.

You voted for this project and here is the group blog you've been waiting for. Follow along, ask questions - participate!

What a great project. Crafthaus is thrilled to support it.
http://crafthaus.ning.com/group/duality-of-presence-munich-jewelry-...

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on November 5, 2016 at 10:08am

MFA Assistantship in the Jewelry and Metalwork Program

Housed within a tier-one research university located approximately 70 miles east of Atlanta, the Lamar Dodd School of Art is a nationally ranked art school offering degrees in the fields of Art, Art Education, Art History, and Design. Athens is a small college town with a population of 100 thousand, the university is approx. 36,000 Our graduate students are generously accommodated within a variety of dedicated studio and research spaces within our impressive, state-of-the-art facilities, and together, they form a tight knit, vibrant community enhanced by exhibitions and a robust visiting artist and scholar lecture series.

http://klimt02.net/events/open-calls/mfa-assistantship-jewelry-and-...

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on November 5, 2016 at 9:58am

Klimt02 offers to students (Master or Bachelor degree) or professionals the opportunity to undertake internships for a period of 4 to 6 months; the exact time will be agreed with the applicant. http://klimt02.net/events/open-calls/internship-positions-2016-17-k...

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on November 5, 2016 at 9:52am

http://www.artiorafe.it/en/preziosa-young-2017-call-for-application/

We are pleased to announce the 2017 edition of Preziosa Young

International contest/exhibition for young jewellery makers

Our Identity

The value of art and crafts of our time

 

In a world that wants us more and more homologated, equal to each other, but at the same time puts the emphasis on racial, religious or ideological differences, erecting walls in defense of false values, and imprisons those who seem different, the valorization of its own and others’ cultural identity becomes a respectful and mutual understanding issue.

Everyone has the right and the duty to cultivate its present history and its traditions, and transmitting them to his children, in the forms and in the manner that every people choose for itself.

A kind of world cultural domination wants to dictate to all of us how to make our choices, how to dress, how to talk, what to eat, and what art to produce.

Far from being a limit, the cultural differences are an inalienable wealth for the whole of humanity, and not just for a specific country, or a specific geographical, political or military area.

Classical art and traditional crafts, constitute for every human group and every single person a legacy that cannot be ignored, or simply put aside.

Contemporary research has its roots in this memory, and from it draws its nourishment.

Based on the above considerations, we invite worldwide young jewellery makers to apply and submit works from which emerges a research linked to the contemporary interpretation of traditional themes of your culture, in the broadest sense of the term.

Your research can be inspired to any traditional art or craft form, a material, a technique, an object of use, an ornamental detail, or architectural elements, without any limit. Immaterial source of inspiration are also admitted.

The creative process, the reasons, the objectives of the candidates should be explained through the objects and the statement submitted to the jury.

The selection will be based on:

  • The originality in the contemporary re-interpretation of the tradition;
  • The quality of design and manufacture of the pieces;
  • The contemporary use of the materials;
  • The conceptual and technical innovation.
Comment by Rebecca Skeels on November 5, 2016 at 9:45am

Great two days at Make your Mark, lovely to see lots of visitors and big thank you to all our members that came to help with the stand!

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on November 5, 2016 at 9:41am

Exhibit Alongside the Best Artists and Makers in the UK
Best known for organising the UK's most popular craft fairs held at RHS Garden Wisley and RHS Garden Hyde Hall, Craft In Focus now brings you an opportunity to exhibit at an indoor event in Winchester which will run alongside our established Desire Fair.

    
Winchester Guildhall
Winchester Contemporary Craft Fair (17-19 November)

New to our 2017 calendar is a mixed media craft fair which will be held within The Guildhall, a well-known period building at the end of the High Street.

This event will run alongside (in different halls) our already established Desire Fair (our brand of jewellery and silversmithing fairs).  This will be our ninth year at Winchester, so we have a well established visitor attendance already.  The two fairs will be marketed as having individual identies, but with a single admission fee covering both events.


Click here to download application forms for this and our other 2017 events

    

2017 Calendar

Chelsea - Desire Fair (Jewellery & Silversmithing) - 3-5 March

RHS Garden Wisley - 27 April - 1 May

Henley on Thames - 23-25 June

RHS Garden Hyde Hall - 25-28 August

Sevenoaks - 20-22 October

Crowthorne - 27-29 October

Winchester - Contemporary Craft Fair - 17-19 November

Winchester - Desire Fair (Jewellery & Silversmithing)  17-19 November

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on November 5, 2016 at 9:34am


Crafts Council - Appointment of new Trustee/s
http://www.craftscouncil.org.uk/opportunities/crafts-council-appoin...

The Crafts Council is the national organisation for craft. As an independent charity our work is made possible by the generous support of trusts and foundations, individual patrons, and corporate sponsors, and through public funding by Arts Council England.

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on November 5, 2016 at 9:32am
 

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