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: 70
Latest Activity: on Monday

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 January 16, 2016 at 7:24am

If you want to apply to be part of this established and respected programme then make a note in your diary - applications for Hothouse 2017 open this summer! http://www.craftscouncil.org.uk/what-we-do/hothouse?utm_source=Mast...

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on January 10, 2016 at 5:56am

for those not seen!

Crafthaus will soon open an online shop featuring juried-in craft artwork and related items!

The shop will interface with facebook and pinterest to allow for a wide audience.

We are in the process of selecting our first round of artists to be featured in Spring 2016 and encourage applications from within the crafthaus membership and outside.

Currently considered:

Jewelry, wearables, small fiber, ceramic and glass items. We are looking for a wide range of diverse, expertly-made items. All work should be under 8 inches in height, lightweight, easily ship-able.

Additional work may become eligible in the future.

Deadline for entries:

(Spring/Summer Features): February 29

(Fall/Winter Features): August 31

http://crafthaus.ning.com/page/crafthaus-shop?xg_source=msg_mes_net...

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on January 9, 2016 at 11:05am
Comment by Rebecca Skeels on January 9, 2016 at 11:05am
Comment by Rebecca Skeels on January 9, 2016 at 11:02am

LEO DE VROOMEN, SHAUN LEANE AND STEPHEN WEBSTER IN CONVERSATION

Wed 17 February 2016
6.30pm - 8.30pm, £20 (incl. a glass of wine)
Venue: Exhibition Room

Join three of the most exciting names in contemporary jewellery. Hosted by the Goldsmiths' Craft and Design Council, this is a unique chance to hear Leo de Vroomen, Shaun Leane and Stephen Webster in conversation. http://www.goldsmiths-centre.org/whats-on/public-events/leo-de-vroo...

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on January 9, 2016 at 11:01am
 
 
CAD WORKSHOP SERIES: FIRST STEPS INTO 3D CAD
Thu 14 January, Thu 18 February or Thu 10 March 2016
6pm - 8pm, £25
Venue: Seminar Room
 
In these sessions, Simply Rhino introduces the popular Rhino3D CAD software. Learn about Rhino, interface, commands and best practice techniques to begin your journey into computer based 3D Design.
Comment by Rebecca Skeels on January 9, 2016 at 10:59am

Pamela Rawnsley 1952 - 2014

Location:

Atrium

Date:

15-Mar-16 to 04-May-16

Opening Hours:

9am - 6pm

Free - no ticket required
Landscape has been a constant obsession in Pamela Rawnsley’s life and in her work. Exploration was key to her progress; through material manipulation, print and drawing she pushed boundaries.

Pamela’s work is internationally respected and is in many private and public collections including National Museum Wales, The Goldsmiths’ Company, V&A Museum. As the Arts Council of Wales noted, ‘A leading silversmith and artist, passing in her prime … robbed Wales of one of its finest makers of recent times.’ The new work, begun during her Creative Wales Ambassador Australian residency, is exceptional.

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on January 9, 2016 at 10:58am
 
Goldsmiths' Craft and Design Council Award Winners 2015
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Location:
 
Atrium
Date:
 
19-Jan-16 to 08-Mar-16
Opening Hours:
 
9am - 6pm
Free - no ticket required
The Goldsmiths’ Craft and Design Council is the flagship organisation for the precious metal industry. It promotes, supports and enhances skills and excellence across the profession through a unique annual national competition for UK based designers and craftsmen.
 
Over 700 entries are judged by industry experts at the Goldsmiths’ Centre, which culminates in a prestigious awards ceremony and public exhibition at Goldsmiths’ Hall. This showcase celebrates the winners from 2015, their outstanding craftsmanship, creativity and originality, and brings together, for the first time, a selection of work by the Council’s important Ambassadors, Leo De Vroomen, Shaun Leane & Stephen Webster.
Comment by Rebecca Skeels on January 9, 2016 at 10:39am
Now that we're back at our craft&design desks, we're pleased to bring you our very first newsletter of 2016 - and with it a reminder that the online vote in our craft&design 2016 Selected Maker Awards is now open and waiting for you to place your votes!
 
Read more about it all in our January newsletter, along with updates on exhibitions and events, calls for entry and - especially for recent graduates - an invitation to apply for One Year On at New Designers 2016.
 
Download your January 2016 Newsletter here!
 
Very best wishes for a peaceful, happy and successful 2016
 
Angie & Paul
 
Comment by Rebecca Skeels on January 9, 2016 at 9:35am
 
Unearthing gems
 
Romilly Saumarez Smith’s meticulous jewellery is shown for the first time
 
In 2014 Romilly Saumarez Smith exhibited a new collection of jewellery in the studio of Edmund de Waal. For many visitors the show was a revelation: the meticulously made rings, earrings and pendants, each a tiny sculpture of elements, some ancient, some new, some dark and matt, sharp and off-kilter – others gleaming and proudly baroque – offered jewellery that was resonant with history, full of poetry and feeling.
 
Her pieces incorporate small items of mediaeval or antique metal – belt buckles, nails, charms, buttons, thimbles, clasps – dug up by people with metal detectors, which she buys on eBay and then transforms into miniature landscapes, palimpsests of time and memory. Now, in Newfoundland at the Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts in Norwich, Saumarez Smith’s exquisite jewellery will be shown for the first time in a public gallery in Britain.
 

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