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
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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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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 May 6, 2017 at 11:24am

Four days. Over 200 makers and galleries.
Following the storming success of our sell-out shows since 2015, Handmade in Britain is returning to Kew Gardens for the third edition of the international contemporary craft event, HANDMADE AT KEW!
From Thursday 12 October to Sunday 15 October 2017, a handpicked selection of over 200 talented artists and makers will be exhibiting their work and offering visitors the unique opportunity to buy handcrafted original products including ceramics, glass, furniture, textiles, metalwork, wood, sculpture and jewellery.
One ticket allows access to the show and the whole of Kew Gardens, so make a day of it and explore!

http://mailchi.mp/handmadeinbritain/book-now-for-handmade-at-kew?e=...

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on May 6, 2017 at 11:17am


WHAT IS THE WALES FESTIVAL OF INNOVATION?

The Wales Festival of Innovation is set to showcase innovation here in Wales through a number of events, run by companies and academia. It will provide innovators with the opportunity to network with industry experts, showcase their products and services to potential customers and members of the public from across Wales and beyond.
If you or your company would like to hold an event as part of the Wales Festival of Innovation, then we would very much like to hear from you. Taking part is easy. All you have to do is complete the e-form and we will be in contact. http://www.festivalofinnovation.org/index_en.html

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on May 6, 2017 at 11:08am

Metalsmith is an editorially independent publication from the Society of North American Goldsmiths (SNAG), the organization. SNAG checks in regularly with the larger metals and craft community (members and non-members alike) and asks for feedback.

Here's a recent digital issue: http://online.qmags.com/MS0117?sessionID=47EE3556BF0918D1D16AA3B37&.... See for yourself what the magazine is about these days, how it has changed since you last saw it - then take a few minutes of your time to complete this survey about Metalsmith magazine. http://online.qmags.com/MS0117?sessionID=47EE3556BF0918D1D16AA3B37&...

Thank you!

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on May 6, 2017 at 11:04am
Comment by Rebecca Skeels on May 6, 2017 at 10:59am

Extinct

Crafts classified as ‘extinct’ are those which are no longer practised. For the purposes of this research, this category only includes crafts which have become extinct in the past generation.

    Cricket ball making
    Gold beating
    Lacrosse stick making
    Sieve and riddle making

http://heritagecrafts.org.uk/redlist/categories-of-risk/

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on May 6, 2017 at 10:52am


Gallery 2
Newfoundland
29 April – 16 July 2017

Romilly Saumarez Smith & Verdi Yahooda.

An exhibition of works by jeweller Romilly Saumarez Smith and artist Verdi Yahooda. Each of the pieces have at their core Roman, Anglo-Saxon or Medieval metalwork, dropped or discarded hundreds of years ago. These scraps of ancient lives have been transformed by Romilly into wearable art – contemporary jewellery; while renowned artist Verdi, a long standing friend and artistic collaborator of Romilly, has made some exceptional photographic prints of the original metal finds.

http://ruthincraftcentre.org.uk/whats-on/gallery-2/

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on May 6, 2017 at 10:51am

http://www.craftscouncil.org.uk/what-we-do/flourish/?utm_source=Mas...

Flourish: A two day conference to ignite your creative business ambitions
early bird tickets available!

Armourers Hall, London,19-20 June 2017

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on May 6, 2017 at 10:48am

Design-Nation: Marks & Tools
The exhibition is themed around the marks and tools of the maker and how these translate into different disciplines. Design-Nation’s makers produce a wide range of distinctive high quality contemporary objects, both useful and decorative, large and small, simple and ornate; all are distinguished by commitment to craft and deep understanding of excellent design.
http://www.oxotower.co.uk/events/design-nation-marks-tools/?utm_sou...

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on May 6, 2017 at 10:42am

Clerkenwell Design Week
23 - 25 May 2017
Clerkenwell Design Week returns for its eighth edition with a series of exhibitions, events, and installations hosted in distinctive spaces across Clerkenwell. It's free to attend, you just need to register in advance. http://www.clerkenwelldesignweek.com/?utm_source=Design%20Museum&am...

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on May 5, 2017 at 3:33am

Are You Looking For a Bridge Between University and a Professional Life as A Silversmith or Jeweller?
 
Bishopsland is now interviewing for the September 2017 intake.
 
Bishopsland is an internationally recognised, post graduate residential course which provides equal concentration on silversmithing skills and the professional skills needed to be able to work successfully as a self-employed maker. This integrated approach makes the course unique.
Bishopsland is committed to craftsmanship, innovation and helping makers to be sustainable, we offer a 46 week sustained intensive training course in design, technical and business skills.
 
Bishopsland is about the pursuit of excellence in contemporary silver. Our achievements are those of our Fellows, several of whom have award winning and international careers. Key emerging names in contemporary silver include Ndidi Ekubia MA (RCA), Theresa Nguyen, Miriam Hanid, Bryony Knox and Lin Cheung MA (RCA).
 
The cost of a one year residential course at Bishopsland should not be prohibitive to any talented emerging silversmith or jeweller. There are bursaries available to help support members of the course.
 
If you would like to be considered for an interview please send your c.v. to Glyn McIntosh at g.mcintosh@bishopsland.org.uk To find out more about Bishopsland our website is www.bishopsland.org.uk
 
 Kind regards
 
Glyn
 
 
 
Glyn McIntosh
Bishopsland Educational Trust
T 0118 972 4550
M 07557994732
W www.bishopsland.org.uk

 

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