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: 76
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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 June 15, 2013 at 6:46am
Countdown to Fusion - now only one week away!

The marquees are up, the bunting is knitted and everything is set for an exciting weekend of creativity and fun.

Our Early Bird ticket discount - over 15% off - ends this weekend so don't delay: buy your ticket now! For a small additional charge tickets can be booked for workshops: A limited number of workshop spaces will be released on the day but book now to guarantee a place on the workshop of your choice.

Click here to buy your tickets. http://www.westdean.org.uk/Events/Outdoorevents/Fusion.aspx

As Alison Baxter, Creative Director of Fusion and Head of Creative Enterprise at West Dean says: 'I am very excited about this new event: we have put together a programme that offers something for everyone - young and old, for those who want to be entertained and those who want actively to take part'.
Comment by Rebecca Skeels on June 15, 2013 at 6:42am
12-14 January 2014

Earls Court, London

Co-located with Top Drawer & Home



SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT

New smaller stand sizes at CRAFT: Redefining Handmade

We welcome applications to exhibit at CRAFT from designer-makers and maker groups in all disciplines, working within the UK and Europe.

We are pleased to announce that, due to demand, the organisers have introduced a limited number of smaller (2x1) stands.

The deadline for applications is 28th June.



Curated by Ian Rudge, (Development Director at Clarion Events and Co-Founder of 100% Design, Tent London) and Piyush Suri (Founder and Director of Handmade in Britain), CRAFT will fill a gap within the UK market for a high quality, juried trade event. Housed within its own specially created space CRAFT is a new trade show for contemporary craft and design, located alongside Top Drawer (www.topdrawer.co.uk) and Home (www.home-london.net).

CRAFT is an exceptional opportunity providing a commercial platform for designer-makers who wish to reach an international audience of professional retailers, museums, galleries and collectors.

Please see our website for further information and an application pack or contact Alis Clement to discuss a group stand:enquiries@handmadeinbritain.co.uk



Application Pack

www.handmadeinbritain.co.uk

www.craft-london.com
Comment by Rebecca Skeels on June 8, 2013 at 4:01pm
GIFTED in Farnham
Surrey Guild of Craftsmen
Saturday 29 - Sunday 30 June, 10.30am-5pm
Farnham Maltings, free entry
Highly skilled makers from the Surrey Guild of Craftsmen showcase and sell their new contemporary craft work in the Cellar Bar. Selected makers will be demonstrating and are happy to discuss their techniques. Fascinating viewing.
www.surreyguild.com
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Comment by Rebecca Skeels on June 8, 2013 at 4:00pm
Studio Space at Farnham Maltings
Farnham Maltings have a shared studio space available for rent from June 2013. Expressions of interest are welcomed from artists who are happy to share a studio and who wish to develop their practise in a creative and supportive arts environment.
Please contact Chris Maddocks at chris.maddocks@farnhammaltings.com
Comment by Rebecca Skeels on June 8, 2013 at 3:53pm
Fusion update
http://www.westdean.org.uk/Events/Outdoorevents/Fusion.aspx
22 & 23 June 10.30am to 6.00pm

If you are passionate about art and craft or just want to have a go at something new, Fusion is the event not to miss. We're bringing the best of what happens at West Dean College out into the open for you to see and enjoy. There’ll be loads of demos and drop-in workshops in themed tents, a quirky Shed Trail of artistic activities as well as children’s entertainments, cookery demos, live music, eating, drinking and shopping.

Tickets are available online or can be purchased at the West Dean Gardens Shop or West Dean College Reception. Take advantage of the Early Bird discount for tickets bought by 15 June: Adults from £8.60, Children (under 16) from £0.90.

Click here for Fusion information and to buy tickets

Note that Friends of West Dean get free entry to Fusion and all our other garden events. Membership starts at £29.

Click here to read about Friends of West Dean
Comment by Rebecca Skeels on June 8, 2013 at 2:37pm
I hope you will join me this June at Treasure 2013. Come to Somerset House June 13th-16th to see some of the most stylish contemporary jewellery available to purchase often from the designer themselves.

My new Racing Wings Collection will be starring along with favourites from my Suzuka Chrysanthemum Collection.

Tickets are available to purchase at a two for one discount from the Treasure website using the code exhib241.

http://us1.campaign-archive1.com/?u=b7bb42b0d21dfa2c298df2412&i...
Comment by Rebecca Skeels on June 8, 2013 at 2:36pm
From the Coolest Corner in Copenhagen
This exhibition, will opened it's doors at the Design Museum in Copenhagen on the 28th June. The exhibition runs as part of Copenhagen Jewelry Triennial with exhibitions taking place all over the city. The book that accompanies this exhibition is for sale through the publishers.
I went to see it in Oslo! well worth a visit!!
http://designmuseum.dk/en/udstillinger/kommende-udstillinger/ftcc
Comment by Rebecca Skeels on June 8, 2013 at 2:34pm
Summer Open Studios
6th & 7th July
The Chocolate Factory's Open Studios: Come and visit wonderful studios that are located around a cobbled courtyard in Stoke Newington. Ceramics, painting, illustration and jewellery will be on show and for sale.
We're open Sat and Sun 11am - 6pm or come for our special Friday night private view on the 5th of July between 6.30 - 9pm.
Welcome! http://www.chocolatefactoryn16.com/
Comment by Rebecca Skeels on June 8, 2013 at 2:32pm
The New Craftsmen
This new pop-up store is now open for the summer in Mayfair at The Garage, 14 Adams Row, London, W1K 2LA. Showcasing a range of interesting craft in a unique space, the tiled garage is worth a visit alone!
www.thenewcraftsmen.com
Comment by Rebecca Skeels on June 8, 2013 at 2:29pm
 

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Rule the World!

Crafthaus Online Exhibition

RULE THE WORLD

Friends of Carlotta Gallery, Zuerich, Switzerland

What are the adornments of dictators, despots, and the plain delusional? What do they need in order to let their real personalities shine through? What tools do tyrants have to show that they are in charge? See for yourself!

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"LOOK", Brooch
Internet photocopy of Gerard Depardieu and Vladimir Putin,
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