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: 77
Latest Activity: 11 hours ago

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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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 September 7, 2014 at 11:52am
250th Special Edition of Crafts magazine

As someone who is familiar with Crafts, you will know all about the in-depth and inspiring articles that the magazine provides. The 250th edition contains the usual exquisite imagery and range of articles but most importantly will include the carefully curated Fifty Moments that Changed Craft. Secure your copy now!

This unique and exceptional content will bring you insights from some of the most established, respected and thought-provoking makers and commentators in the crafts sector. Highlights include:
Glenn Adamson on the steam engines complex relationship with the handmade
Freddie Robins on the point crafts became the c-word
Edmund de Waal on Kazimir Malevich’s Teapot as ‘a manifesto for the purity of ideas’
Alison Britton on the joy of polythene
Find out more about what exhibitions, objects and tools, people, publications and events have changed the world of craft. Buy your copy now!

We anticipate that this will be a sell-out edition of Crafts magazine. Secure your copy now to avoid disappointment.

Special 250th subscription offer

Why not choose to receive Crafts for a whole year? Receive your first two issues including the 250th, absolutely free when you subscribe for a year.

We do hope you enjoy finding out more about this dynamic and vibrant sector with Crafts.

With best wishes,


Grant Gibson and Keith Grosvenor
Editor, Crafts Publisher, Crafts

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Comment by Rebecca Skeels on September 7, 2014 at 11:30am
A good few recognisable names in this years top 100
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TRENDSETTERS
Laura Gravestock, Laura Gravestock
Fannie Schiavoni, Fannie Schiavoni
Jessica de Lotz, Jessica de Lotz
Madeleine Moxham, Moxham
Russell Lownsbrough, Waxcarving
Danila Tarcinale, Waxcarving
Ornella Iannuzzi, Ornella Iannuzzi
Vanessa Chilton, Robinson Pelham
Zoe Benyon, Robinson Pelham
Kate Pelham Burn, Robinson Pelham
Polly Wales, Polly Wales Jewellery
Imogen Belfield, Imogen Belfield
Tina Lilienthal, TINALILIENTHAL
Laura Vann, V Jewellery
Duffy, Duffy Jewellery
Siobhan Maher, Domino
Natasha Bagnall, Domino
Ivonna Poplanska, Boudici London and Van Eyck Jewelry
Sarah Raffel, Brazen Studios
Babette Wasserman, Babette Wasserman


RETAIL STARS
Michael Hyman, Leonard Dews Jewellers
Lee Hooson, Mococo
Maureen Hooson, Mococo
Dave Shone, Emson Haig
Pete Boyle, Argento
Vashi Dominguez, Vashi.com
William Craghill, Michael Jones Jewellers
Michael Aldridge, Neil & Barker, Ti Sento Manchester and Pandora St Helens
Allison Aldridge, Neil & Barker, Ti Sento Manchester and Pandora St Helens
Jeremy France, Jeremy France Jewellers
Joanna Salmond, Kohatu + Petros
Varney Polydor, Kohatu + Petros
Alice Rigby, Argos
Kirsty Vinten, Pandora UK
Roy Welsh, Market Cross Jewellers
Dawn Welsh, Market Cross Jewellers
Catalina Rosca, Lila’s
Paul Magri-Harris, Hill’s The Jewellers
Alex McMillan, Pulse Tech (UK)
Lorna McQuillan, Grace & Co
Mick McQuillan, Grace & Co
Anna Blackburn, Beaverbrooks
Tobias Kormind, 77 Diamonds
Vadim Weinig, 77 Diamonds
Vivek Khandelwal, Emdico Limited
Sanjay Khandelwal, Emdico Limited
Rachel Entwistle, Thor & Wistle
Kamilla Thorsen, Thor & Wistle


BUSINESS BIG SHOTS
Laurence Graff OBE, Graff Diamonds
Willie Hamilton, The Company of Master Jewellers
Peter Mooney, Continental Jewellery UK
Ben Roberts, Clogau Gold
Michael Hakimian, Yoko London
John Nichols, H&T Pawnbrokers and Est1897
Mahan Lankarani, Swarovski UK
Bec Astley Clarke MBE, Astley Clarke
Sam Stevens, Hockley Mint
Poppy Elder, Hockley Mint
Steve Bennett, The Genuine Gemstone Company
Amber Atherton, My Flash Trash
Victoria McKay, London Diamond Bourse
Steven May, Maygems Ltd
Helen David, Harrods
Zoe Uhrmacher, Fossil Group UK
Peter O’Loughlin, P&A Agencies Ltd
Avis O’Loughlin, P&A Agencies Ltd
Catherine Sproule, The Responsible Jewellery Council
Nigel Simpson, Pandora UK
Peter Andersen, Pandora
David Maine, Chrysalis
Andy Maine, Chrysalis
Neil Thompson, Buckley Jewellery Sam McDermid, Bouton
Elizabeth Hunt, Allied Gold Ltd
Stephen Whittaker, Fellows Auctioneers


TRAILBLAZERS
Mhairi McKenzie, Bonnie Bling
Ed Hole, Weston Beamor
Glen Day, Weston Beamor
Graham Dicks, GVUK Design Limited
Brian Hill, Goldsmiths’ Craft & Design Council
Alex Monroe, Alex Monroe
Perri Lewis, Mastered
Cheryl Adamson, Mastered
Maia Adams, Adorn Insight
Juliet Hutton-Squire, Adorn Insight
Kate Baxter, The Cut London


NEXGEMS
Arlene Katorza, I Love a Lassie
Lisa McMyn, I Love a Lassie
Jenny Llewellyn, Jenny Llewellyn
Rosie Sanders, Rosie Sanders
Kristjan Eyjolfsson FIPG, Kristjan Eyjolfsson Fine Jewellery
Filipa Oliveira, Filipa Oliveira Jewellery Design
Alexa De Castilho, Alexa De Castilho
Richard Burton, Rich-Jewellery
Amanda Gerbasi, KATTRI
Luka Pasikowski, Cardinal of London
Lily Kamper, Lily Kamper
Luke Shimell, Shimell and Madden
Emma Madden, Shimell and Madden
Monique Daniels, Monique Daniels
Comment by Rebecca Skeels on September 3, 2014 at 4:18pm
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Forging Entrepreneurs: Tools and Skills for Business Success
http://www.snagmetalsmith.org/events/forging-entrepreneurs/forging-...
Comment by Rebecca Skeels on September 3, 2014 at 4:14pm
Comment by Rebecca Skeels on September 3, 2014 at 4:13pm
SEMINAR: New Adventures in Jewelry, September 19 & 20

This international two-day seminar in Gothenburg, Sweden, marks the end of the extensive "New Adventures in Jewellery" events program and brings together some of the world’s leading voices in the contemporary jewelry world,

Presenters inclide: Ursula Ilse-Neuman, Claudia Betancourt, Nano Pulgar, Mah Rana, Carla Castiajo, Gemma Draper, Damian Skinner, Anvita Jain Kriz, Susan Pietzsch, Ingjerd Hanevold, and Love Jönsson.

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Comment by Rebecca Skeels on September 3, 2014 at 4:10pm
Goldsmiths' Fair talks

I will be talking on Saturday 5 October bringing with me some of our collection.

Complimentary breakfast and free entrance to the Fair is included for £20.



http://www.goldsmithsfair.co.uk/events/breakfast-talks/
Comment by Rebecca Skeels on September 3, 2014 at 4:09pm
Closing party tomorrow... All welcome at the James Hockey and Foyer Gallery, Farnham.


UCA Farnham's MA and MFA show will be taking place from 26 August to 4 September, with a private view on 4th September. The show will also include some Artist Talks; Artist and Curator Matt Smith will be presenting on Crafting History and Dr Outi Remes, Director of the New Ashgate Gallery in Farnham will be speaking, both on Saturday 30 August.

"The MA and MFA graduation show at UCA Farnham presents a perfect opportunity for visitors to see the outstanding work of our postgraduate students. The selected work illustrates a myriad of fantastic journeys taken over the past year which will stretch the imagination and showcase making skills" said Rebecca Skeels, Course Leader for Postgraduate Crafts at UCA Farnham.
Comment by Rebecca Skeels on September 3, 2014 at 1:45am
A L'Etage 2
New designer maker website with high quality Jewellery, Art, Textiles and more to come..

When I was 14 years old my Sister and I set up a little shop in my bedroom where we could make jewellery that we would then sell in school. We called it A L'Etage 2, since my room was the second room along at the top of the stairs. This soon became a thriving small business that would later inspire me to set up my real jewellery business in 1996.

Now many years later we are setting up the shop again, but this time on-line so it feels right to call it A L'Etage 2 especially since we share a workshop.

In the meantime we have met many talented and skilled artists and crafts people and some of them will also be showing their work with us. It is our aim with A L'Etage 2 to only sell high quality handmade pieces by individual designer makers.

We hope you will enjoy visiting us at www.aletage2.com

Tine Bladbjerg
Comment by Rebecca Skeels on September 2, 2014 at 4:20pm
Please Join Us!

The Maine Center for Creativity presents:

Conversations in Creativity & Innovation: Looking Beyond the Edges of Our Vision

Featuring Krish Kizhatli, Ph.D., The Jackson Laboratory, Artist Katherine Noble Churchill and moderated
by Maine Center for Creativity Founder and Executive Director, Jean Maginnis

September 25, 2014

The Bluenose Inn
90 Eden Street, Bar Harbor ME
Time: 3:30pm – 5:30pm
Panel discussion 3:30pm – 4:30pm
Wine and Cheese reception 4:30pm - 5:30pm
FREE and open to the public.

Please RSVP to cynthia@mainecenterforcreativity.org.

The Maine Center for Creativity is proud to present the second of three Conversations in Creativity leading up
to the November 15th Maine Creative Industries Award gala. These sessions are aimed to highlight the 2014
award recipients and further the dialogue around innovation and the importance of recognizing creativity in Maine
industries. We will explore how looking beyond the limits of human vision, both micro- and telescopically
can fuel inspiration, creativity and innovation. This session is open to the public and will be followed by a short wine
and cheese reception leading up to the keynote speaker at Acadia Night Sky Festival.

Special thanks to our sponsor The Bluenose Inn.
 

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