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
Latest Activity: 7 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 April 20, 2014 at 10:54am

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Comment by Rebecca Skeels on April 20, 2014 at 10:45am
Design and Craft Fair, 20 - 22 June

Early bird tickets on sale now!

Browse products from over 85 innovative designers and makers in this celebration of creativity, featuring the team behind MADE Brighton and London.

Be inspired by demonstrations, talks and hands-on workshops, enjoy delicious food and drink as well as free access to the gardens. 

Early bird tickets £7.50, children under 16 FREE.


Find out more & book
Comment by Rebecca Skeels on April 20, 2014 at 10:25am

Call for Entries!

Handmade in Britain 14:
The Contemporary Crafts & Design Fair
14th - 16th November
Chelsea Old Town Hall, London

Now in its 8th year, our annual winter event returns to Chelsea this November to showcase contemporary fine crafts from 100 designer-makers.

Handmade in Britain 14: The Contemporary Crafts and Design Fair begins the Christmas Season on 14th – 16th November at the historic and beautiful Chelsea Old Town Hall.

http://www.handmadeinbritain.co.uk/chelsea-14/november/exhibit/

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on April 20, 2014 at 10:20am

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Revitalise your wardrobe for spring and summer with luxury fashion and accessories, each piece handmade and unique. Spring Edition presents a variety of jewellery, millinery and fashion textiles, including...

Using straw and sinamay, ombre-dye and metal leaf, milliner Sarah Cant brings her new collection to Spring Edition, simple and striking pieces created with traditional hand techniques. Last year’s New Graduate Showcase exhibitor Anna Byers returns with her innovative ‘interactive’ collection, featuring movable elements in endlessly adaptable geometric pieces. We welcome back the classic yet contemporary jewellery from designer Emma Farquharson in a showcase of exquisitely manipulated gold and silver with diamonds and coloured gemstones and Elaine Cox with her highly experimental, sculptural pieces. Amongst the sumptuous textiles at Spring Edition, discover conceptual prints and intriguing fabrications in the accessories of Jo Holland, a photographic artist and Cristina Sabaiduc, a womenswear designer who present their latest collaborations.

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on April 20, 2014 at 10:16am

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on April 20, 2014 at 10:09am
Co- Located with Home and Top Drawer, the highly successful homewares, interiors and gift shows, CRAFT returns for a 2nd year presenting a celebration of handmade in January 2015, with the return of a bigger enhanced show at Olympia, London.

Applications are invited from designer makers working in the following areas:
fashion design & accessories, interior design and accessories, glass, jewellery, furniture, stationary, metalwork, ceramics, sculpture, woodwork, prints and etchings.

We are now accepting applications to exhibit at CRAFT.
The application deadline is Wednesday 30th April 2014.

Questions for the team?
craft@calrionevents.com
@craftclarion
http://us6.campaign-archive1.com/?u=3f7311b2a4&id=fb826f157a&am...
Comment by Rebecca Skeels on April 20, 2014 at 10:04am
Art Jewelry Forum (AJF) is a global, nonprofit organization like no other in the field. It connects makers, educators, curators, galleries, and collectors alike. Just one vibrant example is our dynamic website, which receives more than 15,000 visits each month! We invite you to become part of this fast-growing community by joining as a member school.

As one of the European board members, I am keen to tell you about the benefits AJF offers you, your students, and young alumni for your $250 annual membership. These include:
You and a colleague are listed as members and receive newsletters and invitations to all AJF events and activities.
We list your information as well as your school's, and link our site to yours. (This school index page is second in viewings only to our home page. Visitors want this content.)
Your $250 school membership provides global visibility and opportunities for you and your students.
Your graduating students can exhibit their portfolios and MFA dissertations on our website.
We partner with you to bring thought-provoking lecturers to your school.
In addition, you have access to a searchable website and blog with content that provides a 24/7 resource center and inspiration generator. Every week, we publish new, critical, and varied points of view on developments in the jewelry field in the form of articles, reviews, interviews, stories, videos, and lectures. This enables you to keep abreast of our creative, diverse, and international field.


As a thought leader, AJF also publishes books, such as last year's Contemporary Jewelry in Perspective (Damian Skinner, editor) and the recent AJF Best of Interviews. Many educators are already incorporating Skinner's benchmark edition into their curriculum.

And we award a generous and prestigious grant to an emerging artists, propelling them toward a successful career. This could be one of your recent alums!

Imagine one global resource--the AJF website--where prospective students can compare schools and programs. A place where current students can find content that kindles their growing interest in the field, and where young alumni have the chance to publish their writing and build connections. AJF provides this incredible opportunity. But we need your support to grow it and keep it vibrant. Please join today.

If you need more information please contact me at 0031(0)206435390 or email me at liesbeth@denbesten.demon.nl.
Comment by Rebecca Skeels on April 17, 2014 at 4:48pm
Job advert, Theo Fennel:
Theo Fennell is hiring!

We are looking for a Wholesale Coordinator with two or more years experience to support our busy Head of Wholesale.

The role is primarily administrative but will involve the successful candidate in all aspects of our busy wholesale department.

We are looking for someone who is dynamic, has excellent computer skills (especially in Excel), is naturally organised and has experience in dealing with a varied workload.

Please contact lucy.cowley@theofennell.com if this sounds like the perfect role for you!
Comment by Rebecca Skeels on April 17, 2014 at 4:46pm
Our brand new FREE student event 'Make your Mark' is only one month away!

If you're a tutor conducting a jewellery or silverware class, or a student studying one of these courses, this event is for you!

The aim for the day is to provide practical information, advice, contacts and inspiration to encourage and enable students to move forward in their chosen career with confidence. It is open to all students studying on precious metal related courses, whether at degree level or on a short adult education or private tutored course. Highlights of the day will include:

• Free registration package to all students attending
• Inspirational talks from key trade members including Theo Fennell and Miriam Hanid
• Careers Zone featuring recruitment agencies and design protection services
• Trade Zone featuring key suppliers and trade organisations
• A spectacular exhibition of work from students and residents of the Goldsmiths’ Centre
• Tours of the Assay Office marking floor and our world renowned library

So if you are a student, talk to you tutor today about this fantastic free open-day taking place on Friday 16 May 2014 at Goldsmiths' Hall, London.

If you are a tutor, please contact us for more information. Call: 020 7606 8971 or email: events@assayofficelondon.co.uk
 

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