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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: 9 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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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 October 7, 2015 at 1:55pm
HAND RAISING & HAMMERING SKILLS FOR THE ASPIRING SILVERSMITH

HAND RAISING & HAMMERING SKILLS FOR THE ASPIRING SILVERSMITH

DATES: Sat 10, 17, 24, 31 October 2015 and 7 November 2015
TIME: 9.30am – 4.30pm
PLACES: 8 spaces
VENUE: Silversmithing Workshop, The Goldsmiths’ Centre
COST: £100 including materials (plus booking fee) call 020 7566 7650 or email boxoffice@goldsmiths-centre.org to book or for more information

Are you aspiring to be a skilled silversmith? Can you hand raise, sink or forge; and want to learn more?

Get expert tuition from Andrew Putland, a practitioner with over 35 years’ experience in the trade. During this 5 day short course, he will give you step-by-step guidance on how to make a hand raised beaker and improve your basic silversmithing techniques, including hand raising, annealing, blocking and calking. This masterclass has limited spaces and offers you the chance to get individual guidance suited to your needs.

Key study topics covered include:

• Hand Raising
• Annealing
• Blocking
• Calking
• Back Raising
• Bouging
• Planishing and Finishing

Andrew Putland, co-director of Padgham & Putland Ltd, is a trained silversmith with over 35 years’ experience. He studied silversmithing and design at Medway College of Design, now University for the Creative Arts, and has since worked on numerous high profile commissions. These include projects working with Nicola Bulgari on The Year 2000 Project designing and making 40 pieces of church plate for the Vatican; to producing trophies for major sports, arts and society awards. Andrew also helps with the delivery of the annual Getting Started course at the Goldsmiths’ Centre supporting undergraduates in their training.
Comment by Rebecca Skeels on October 7, 2015 at 1:54pm
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Jewellery Showcase / Arddangosfa Gemwaith
Elizabeth Humble
Elizabeth’s inspiration comes from the beautifully rugged and dramatic landscape of the west coast of Scotland. She creates work that explores the land in an abstract and challenging way, unearthing details, and exploring natural rock formations hidden beneath the surface. She has developed a unique technique layering silver wires together to create intricate structures in precious metals, transforming them into beautifully pieces of jewellery with a sophisticated yet edgy tone.

Daw ysbrydoliaeth Elizabeth o dirwedd erwin, hardd arfordir gorllewinol dramatig yr Alban. Mae'n creu gwaith sy'n archwilio'r tir mewn ffordd haniaethol a heriol, gan ddatgladdu manylion ac archwilio ffurfiannau creigiau naturiol sydd ynghudd dan yr wyneb. Mae wedi datblygu techneg unigryw o haenu gwifrau arian gyda'i gilydd i greu adeileddau cymhleth mewn metelau gwerthfawr, a'u trawsnewid yn ddarnau cain o emwaith sydd â naws soffistigedig ond tra ffasiynol.
Comment by Rebecca Skeels on October 5, 2015 at 4:25pm
Comment by Rebecca Skeels on October 5, 2015 at 3:43pm
Curator

Visual Arts/Exhibitions

Grade E

Salary: £36,560 - £41,480 per annum, inclusive of Inner London Weighting (dependent on skills and experience)

Permanent

Full Time



An exciting opportunity has arisen for a dynamic Curator to join the visual arts team at Barbican, a world renowned multi-disciplinary art centre.



The visual arts are crucially important to Barbican’s success. The Art Gallery is dedicated to the presentation of exhibitions covering modern and contemporary art, design/architecture and photography, whereas The Curve is devoted to the commissioning of large scale site specific installations by contemporary artists. The Barbican aims to serve both artists and audiences and excels in the presentation of exhibitions that are thoughtful, curatorially ambitious and often focus on timely reassessments and inter-disciplinary practice.



The new Curator will join a high achieving team, realising our widely acclaimed exhibitions and Curve commissions, occasional off-site projects, international partnerships and public talks and events programme.



We are looking for someone with an exceptional knowledge of 20th century as well as contemporary art, with a further demonstrable interest in design, architecture and cross-disciplinary practice more generally. Crucially, you will have an established and well received track record of curating and managing loan-based exhibitions in a public institution, as well as an international network of contacts.



You will have a love of working with artists, as well as a desire to curate exhibitions that are groundbreaking but which also appeal to a broad audience, combined with impressive communication and organisational skills and the commitment and drive to deliver projects that exceed expectations at all levels.



You can find further information about the Barbican at www.barbican.org.uk.

To apply online, please visit www.cityoflondon.gov.uk/jobs.

Alternatively, please contact the Corporate Recruitment Unit on 020 7332 3978 (24hr answerphone) or email cru@cityoflondon.gov.uk quoting reference BC534.

Minicom service for the hearing impaired available on 020 7332 3732.



Closing date: Midday on Friday 30th October 2015. Late applications will not be accepted. Interviews will be held mid November.



The Barbican is committed to Equal Opportunities and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.
Comment by Rebecca Skeels on October 5, 2015 at 3:01pm
David Poston and the Milton Keynes Arts Centre are doing a masterclass next Sat 10th, including walk & talk of the exhibition, round table / show & tell to discuss people's technical and design approach and some tuition (he is adamant about re-teaching people how to pierce). It's £75 including lunch book Here miltonkeynesartscentre.org/masterclass-wi…
Comment by Rebecca Skeels on October 4, 2015 at 9:50am

2016 Desire Jewellery & Silversmithing Fairs
26-28 February - Chelsea, London
11-13 November, Winchester

Click Here For Booking Forms and Further Information
http://www.craftinfocus.com/exhibitor_downloads.html

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on October 4, 2015 at 9:49am

2016 Craft In Focus and CDE Events

26-28 February - Chelsea - London (Desire Jewellery & Silversmithing Fair)

8-10 April - Canterbury

28 April - 2 May - RHS Garden Wisley

24-26 June - Henley on Thames

26-29 August - RHS Garden Hyde Hall

21-23 October - Sevenoaks

28-30 October - Wellington College, Crowthorne

4-6 November - Richmond Upon Thames

11-13 November - Winchester (Desire Jewellery & Silversmithing Fair)

23-27 November - RHS Garden Wisley

Click Here For Booking Forms and Further Information
http://www.craftinfocus.com/exhibitor_downloads.html

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on October 4, 2015 at 9:47am

Robert Organ makes Professional Jeweller's Hot 100...

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Deputy Warden and Head of the Assay Office, Dr Robert Organ poses for Professional Jeweller wtih Nagi

As a result of the work carried out to support students and apprentices across the industry through our annual event,Make your Mark, Robert Organ has been voted as one of Professional Jeweller's 2015 Hot 100 Trailblazers.

"I was both surprised and delighted to be selected for the Hot 100," commented Robert. "It is a testament to all of the hard work that the entire team put into making our dedicated student event so successful."

Hot 100 winners were asked to bring an item to the photoshoot that would reveal something about their personality. Robert brought Nagi, his Japanese Shiba Inu, who was playful and mischievious, but ultimately, when it came to the photoshoot, a true professional!

...And Then Becomes a Liveryman of the Worshipful Company of Goldsmiths

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on October 4, 2015 at 9:46am

Steve Collins runs first CPD accredited course


Head of Customer Services, Steve Collins, presented to a packed auditorium at the Registered Valuers' Conference in Loughborough this month.

His talk on Fakes and Forgeries was extremely well-received and all participants qualified for Continuous Professional Development credits.

And I bet he still has all his good jokes in the talks!!

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on October 4, 2015 at 9:44am

WELCOME TO THE GOLDSMITHS' CENTRE.
A unique community for jewellers, goldsmiths and the public.

Our season starts with A Sense of Jewellery, rediscovering British jewellery design through the work of 40 artists from last 40 years. In partnership with the Crafts Council, we'll be expanding on the theme of jewellery-making during the Contemporary Jewellery Study Day.

We're also excited to be offering new short courses: Micro-Setting Tips and Tricks, Presentation Painting and Design for the Jewellery Industry and the CAD Workshops Series presented by Simply Rhino.

Sign up for Getting Started, now in its 35th year, to understand how to set up in business through a week of interactive seminars. If you need more time, our Setting Out course offers studio space and tuition to achieve your goals.

From 26 to 28 November, we'll be partnering up with Craft Central for Made in Clerkenwell, bringing you the latest hand-made gifts, and opening our Cabinet of Curiosities.

So take a look at this e-newsletter or website to discover what’s on.

Peter Taylor
DIRECTOR

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