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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: 75
Latest Activity: 2 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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"Disbelief" over plans to remove crafts from UK creative industries_ Dezeen Magazine

Started by Vicky Saragouda. Last reply by Rebecca Skeels May 7, 2013. 3 Replies

Government proposals to remove crafts from its list of recognised creative industries have triggered "disbelief" and "frustration" in the sector...Article published by Dezeen Magazine on May 1st.www.dezeen.comContinue

Tags: Council, Crafts, industries, creative, Crafts

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Comment by Rebecca Skeels on August 17, 2013 at 12:24pm
www.desirefair.com
01622 747325

Ones To Watch.
Offer To New Makers
As part of their pledge to support new makers Craft In Focus is offering this subsidised space at Desire Fair. So we are again staging a "Ones To Watch" area within our next Desire Fair.
This space is being subsidised by Craft in Focus to allow new and upcoming talent to get a foot on the ladder and show their work to an appreciative audience.

If you know of a new silversmith or jeweller who you feel would benefit, perhaps someone you have been mentoring recently, please forward this email to them and ask them to get in touch. Closing date for enquiries is 16 August.

Criteria.
Selection for the space will be carried out from 17 August, and will be completed by the end of the month. To qualify, makers should be new graduates or new to the industry and must have not exhibited at an event before. This would be a fantastic opportunity for newcomers to meet the public and receive feedback about their work, to understand the processes involved in participating in a fair of this nature and to meet established makers for networking and advice.
Comment by Rebecca Skeels on August 17, 2013 at 12:21pm
NEW! 3D Scanning and Bespoke Shaped Wedding Ring service!
Euromounts are pleased to announce the latest addition to our services - 3D Scanning and Bespoke Wedding Ring production.
Using cutting edge technology, Euromounts can create a digital replica of your customers engagement ring and with CAD we can produce a perfect, individual, shaped Wedding Ring and provide you with either a wax model or a casting.

Prices start at just £30 for a Digital Copy of the engagement ring, with the full service of a scan, Wedding Ring design and production of a wax model starting from just £90. For more information, email cad@eurofindings.com.
Comment by Rebecca Skeels on August 17, 2013 at 12:19pm
Hampshire Open Studios
Tour round Hampshire visiting artists studios, galleries, potteries, jewellery workshops, village halls and more!
Saturday 17-Monday 26 August 2013
Full guide and map available at www.hampshireopenstudios.com
Comment by Rebecca Skeels on August 13, 2013 at 2:16am
It was with great sadness that we learnt about the loss of Rachel Gogerly who died on Saturday.

Her career spanned many years, and during this time she had earned many prestigious awards, became a Freeman of The Worshipful Company of Goldsmiths', and was also Chairman of the Guild of Enamellers during their 30th year.

Such a popular and talented woman who will be very much missed by us all.
Comment by Rebecca Skeels on August 9, 2013 at 11:12am
Dear Maker

We have recently had two cancellations (2m and 3m spaces) for our next Desire Fair being held in Winchester from 15-17 November. If you are interested in one of these spaces please get in touch ASAP.

As well as makers creating precious jewellery we would be particularly keen to hear of any jewellers working with non-precious materials to give a good balance to the event. If you are a jeweller working with leather, textiles, paper, glass, plastic, wood, or any other mixed media we'd love to hear from you as the press are keen to hear about mixed media jewellery and we will hope to raise your profile with this potential extra coverage! Please e-mail us with some images of your work and we'll get back to you with details of what is available.

Craft In Focus
Comment by Rebecca Skeels on August 8, 2013 at 3:20am
We first exhibition will take place from the 17th of October till Christmas, we have many amazing makers confirmed but if you are interested in your work being represented and feel it fits the criteria below please get in touch with your website address or your details including: some info about you, lots of good quality images, retail prices and current stockists.

We are eager to represent both emerging and established makers, but your work must:

Demonstrate innovation and skill
Be unique to you
Show attention to detail and a high level of finish


http://www.edinburghcontemporarycrafts.co.uk/events.html
Comment by Rebecca Skeels on August 6, 2013 at 4:19pm
The Autumn issue of Findings is shaping up nicely, New Designers profiles, some tips on doing your own PR plus a review of Norman Cherry's new book (it's good, the Editor really didn't want to send it off to our reviewer!). If you have an idea for an article for the Spring issue contact the Editor info@poppyporter.co.uk


To make sure you receive your copy, join ACJ today. Come join us!
http://www.acj.org.uk/
Deals for paid members, discounts at suppliers such as for HSWalsh, Cooksons. Invites to shows to see and take part in. E-bulletins, Findings Magazines and local network groups......and more!
Comment by Rebecca Skeels on August 6, 2013 at 4:13pm
JOBS New role
R-Space Gallery CIC is seeking a part time freelance office administrator
to assist with the development of its visual arts programme of events, exhibitions, workshops and outreach programmes.

15 hrs weekly (hours to suit) commencing mid September 2013 for 25 weeks completing end of March 2014.
FEE: £3,750
To manage and maintain office systems: files, accounts, policies, communications, finance (incl. spreadsheets), reports, minutes, contracts and databases. Also to assist with project management, fundraising, marketing/publicity and website maintenance.
Fundraising experience essential as intention is to make this role permanent..
Responsible to Co-directors Robert Martin and Anthea McWilliams.
Applicant must be registered self-employed and willing to be key holder

Please submit in writing by 5pm Monday 26 Aug 2013:
1 A4 page CV (include any voluntary work) + 2 written references (max 200 words each)
Selected applicants to meet the Directors week beg. Mon 2 Sept 2013 (date & time to suit)
This role is supported by ACNI’s Visual Arts Development grant.
R-Space subscribes to equal opportunities for all.
Comment by Rebecca Skeels on August 6, 2013 at 4:11pm
Desire Winchester (in its 3rd year)
Ones To Watch: Offer To New Makers

As part of their pledge to support new makers Craft In Focus is offering this subsidised space at Desire Fair. So we are again staging a "Ones To Watch" area within our next Desire Fair.

This space is being subsidised by Craft in Focus to allow new and upcoming talent to get a foot on the ladder and show their work to an appreciative audience.

If you know of a new silversmith or jeweller who you feel would benefit, perhaps someone you have been mentoring recently, please forward this email to them and ask them to get in touch. Closing date for enquiries is 16 August.
Criteria.

Selection for the space will be carried out from 17 August, and will be completed by the end of the month. To qualify, makers should be new graduates or new to the industry and must have not exhibited at an event before. This would be a fantastic opportunity for newcomers to meet the public and receive feedback about their work, to understand the processes involved in participating in a fair of this nature and to meet established makers for networking and advice.
contact is sal@craftinfocus.com
http://www.desirefair.com/exhibitor_info.html

DESIRE Jewellery & Silversmithing Fair - Exhibitor Information
www.desirefair.com
Desire Jewellery and Silversmithing Fair is your chance to purchase direct from the designer makers. Organised by Craft in Focus the show brings together some of the finest designers, artists and craftsmen from all over the UK.
Comment by Rebecca Skeels on August 5, 2013 at 3:56pm
 

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A modern metalsmith/metal artist can be found working in traditional metals as well as in nontraditional materials. The designs can range from the classic to the extravagant, and the techniques can either be centuries old or decidedly current.

The wide range of expression preferences, design options, materials, and processes has lead within our field to unfavorable misconceptions, misunderstandings and in some cases even outright disdain between artists. Can the metal and jewelry field overcome its division and send out a much-needed signal?

We appreciate and respect our historical past and acknowledge that current materials have a rightful place in jewelry/object making!

Arriving at this message is the goal of this traveling exhibition opening at the SNAG conference in Boston 2015, Velvet da Vinci, San Francisco, CA - Aug 19 - Sept 20, 2015, Equinox Gallery, San Antonio, TX - Oct 16 - Nov 15, 2015, Baltimore Jewelry Center, Baltimore, MD - Dec 11, 2015 - Jan 08, 2016, Brooklyn Metal Works, Brooklyn, NY - Feb 5 - Mar 4, 2016.

DETAILS on exhibition premise, call for artists, submission guidelines.....

Rachel and Brigitte will be appearing on the wonderful Jay Whaley Metalsmith Benchtalk Radio Show, talking about the Co:Operation Garnish project, how they came up with the idea, what the project is about and the plans moving forward.

The radio show will be LIVE on air September 25, 2014 @ 6PM EST / 3 PM Pacific.

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/whaleystudios

Listeners can call in during the show via phone, skype, or directly connect via the blog talk website.

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