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 Friday

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 March 5, 2016 at 9:50am

New titles from Crowood
Order online with our secure online ordering system.
There is a 20% discount on all books ordered through our website.
All UK online orders over £50 invoice value delivered free of charge.

Latest Releases

Keeping Sketchbooks 
£16.99
Keeping SketchbooksMartin Ursell
144pp Paperback

This book advises on how to enjoy keeping a sketchbook and how to make the most of their use. With practical examples throughout.
Comment by Rebecca Skeels on March 5, 2016 at 9:36am
HEREFORD
CONTEMPORARY
Call for entries
A new name and new city centre location by the riverside for Hereford Contemporary Craft Fair. Calling the best designer makers to apply now, deadline 30 March. 
 
Meet, commission and buy direct from the best of Britain’s designer makers at this leading contemporary craft fair.
 
Left Bank, Hereford
11 -13 NOV
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Mel Potter / Development Director
 
 
Comment by Rebecca Skeels on March 5, 2016 at 9:34am
HEREFORD
CONTEMPORARY
Call for entries
A new name and new city centre location by the riverside for Hereford Contemporary Craft Fair. Calling the best designer makers to apply now, deadline 30 March. 
 
Meet, commission and buy direct from the best of Britain’s designer makers at this leading contemporary craft fair.
 
Left Bank, Hereford
11 -13 NOV
slidesLeftBank3
hereford_BridgeandCathedralLarge
 
 
 
 
 
Mel Potter / Development Director
 
Brightstripe Office: 01432 358 232
Brightstripe, College Road Campus, College Road, Hereford, HR1 1EB
Comment by Rebecca Skeels on March 2, 2016 at 7:18am

http://www.newashgate.org.uk/about/freelance-bookkeeper-selfemployed
Freelance Book-keeper (self-employed)

We are looking for a new freelance book-keeper.

Based in central Farnham, Surrey

£10 per hour – 1 day per week

A well-established retail art and crafts charity in central Farnham is looking for to recruit a part-time bookkeeper. This is a great opportunity to invest your skills into a busy and well established charity. The bookkeeper will be in charge of the gallery’s bookkeeping and in the provision of effective management accounting. This role involves managing the various restricted funds (projects), the production of management reports as well as bookkeeping duties.

The job is flexible; approx. 1 day a week. It requires approx. 8 hours per week. Christmas time is likely to be busier and will be paid additionally.

Summary of duties are:

Purchase ledger management
Preparing payment runs
Managing the sales ledger
Artist and supplier payments
Ensuring accounts are up-to-date for month end.

The duties and responsibilities are as follows:

Maintain effective accounting and financial reporting systems using Xero
Prepare and process the purchase invoices, remittances and pay artists
Expenses and credit card analysis
Monthly bank reconciliations
Assist in the preparation of weekly and monthly accounts and produce reports as required, trial balance
Prepare balance sheet reconciliations
Assist with quarterly management accounts for the Board
At year-end prepare the information for the auditor. Assist the gallery director and treasurer with the preparation of the budget and forecasts and tracking the funds and gallery expenses against budget
VAT returns
Gift aid
Prepare schedules and analysis for the various restricted funds/projects to track the expenditure
Monthly payroll on Xero (3 members of staff)
Follow the gallery’s financial policy
Other ad-hoc tasks, as required.

The succ

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on February 28, 2016 at 7:33am
 
First Decade goes live!
 
A treasure trove of Crafts Council archive material
 
Today we've gone live with our Heritage Lottery funded First Decade project!
 
We have a rich archive of sketches, photographs, posters, catalogues, letters (and more) relating to the objects in our Collection. We have now digitised over 400 of these previously unpublished archive items from 1972 to 1982 – a very exciting time for British craft and the first decade of the Collection’s existence.
 
Alongside this we’ve commissioned new digital photography and recorded new interviews with significant makers from the era including Fred Baier, Kaffe Fassett, Susanna Heron, Carol McNicoll and Janice Tchalenko.
 
Visitors to the site can see an interactive timeline plotting the early days of the Crafts Council (formerly the Crafts Advisory Committee), dip into Crafts Council posters from the time, and see all the new digitised archive items grouped together.
 
 
Comment by Rebecca Skeels on February 28, 2016 at 6:51am

Dear Maker,

I hope you're well.

I very much like your work and am in touch to invite you to apply to exhibit at the second edition of Handmade at Kew, at the iconic Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. The event will take place from Thursday 6th October to Sunday 9th October 2016 (Private View opening on Wednesday 5th October).

The inaugural year of Handmade at Kew in 2015 drew a fantastic response, with over 7,500 visitors and more than 170 makers. Visitors and makers alike praised the exceptional standard, variety and innovation of the event and the work on show, alongside appreciation for the complementary and picturesque setting. As such, Handmade at Kew is fast becoming London’s most exciting, growing consumer event for contemporary craft. The show offers makers an inspiring location to exhibit exquisite work of high quality, tradition and heritage to a discerning audience.

Please see the information pack attached for more details and apply online via our website. Please note that the deadline for applications is 6pm on Thursday 31st March 2016.

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact a member of the team on (+44) (0)20 3105 1682 . We look forward to hearing from you!

Best wishes,

Piyush

Piyush Suri
Creative Director

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Handmade in Britain | Unit 31, 21 Clerkenwell Green | London EC1R ODR

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on February 28, 2016 at 6:50am
Shaping the Future: Making a vision for craft in the NW
 
Conference 10 March 2016.
Bolton University
 
Build your professional craft connections, strengthen your practice and help shape the future of craft in the NW.
 
Join makers, galleries, museums, craft wranglers and more for inspiration, advice and workshops looking at shared challenges and begin to shape ways to make NW craft great.
 
Be inspired by Louise Allen of Design and Crafts Council Ireland, artist and educator Geoff Mann and Liam Hopkins of Manchester creative studio Lazerian; book advice at our Networking Hub and unpick NW craft plans for the future as well as making connections and building your practice. #NWcraftfuture https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/shaping-the-future-making-a-vision-f...
Comment by Rebecca Skeels on February 28, 2016 at 6:49am
http://greatnortherncontemporarycraftfair.cmail20.com/t/ViewEmail/r... APPLICATIONS NOW OPEN! DEADLINE MIDNIGHT 20th MARCH.
 
The GNCCF is an award winning high profile fair that celebrates the very best of contemporary craft and is regarded as the leading selling event in the North of England. Over 150 designers, makers & artists are selected by an independent panel to showcase and sell their work to a discerning audience of buyers & collectors.
 
Applications are now invited from both established and new designers, makers and artists working in ceramics, glass, jewellery, metal, wood, interior textiles, fashion design & accessories, mixed media, basket-making, product design, furniture, print-making and more.
 
"Great exposure in the North. The GNCCF is on a par with the London shows."
 
"The overall look & feel of the event was amazing, one of the best I've exhibited at. The marketing is excellent and the demographic of the visitors is spot on."
 
"My first time at the GNCCF and it was brilliant. I received the most orders I've ever had. A wonderful, enjoyable show, one I thoroughly recommend. Can't wait for next year."
 
The GNCCF 2016 once again returns to the spacious indoor exhibition space in the iconic former Granada Studios, next to Spinningfields in central Manchester, with easy access for transport links and parking, helpers for set up and breakdown, 24hr security, exhibitor storage and on site cafe-bar.
Comment by Rebecca Skeels on February 28, 2016 at 6:44am
Highlights from the Handling Collection
Started in 1979, the Crafts Council Handling Collection is a wonderful learning resource of over 700 objects. The examples below from this collection have recently been out and about in the successful First Decade learning programme which you can read more about in our First Decade blog.
Comment by Rebecca Skeels on February 24, 2016 at 9:27am
What are your creative plans for the year ahead? Be it to learn new skills and techniques or to find your identity as an artist, we can help you. With spring around the corner now is the perfect time to kick start your creativity with a last minute course, or book one of our summer schools and start your summer holiday countdown.
 
If you’re in need of a little inspiration, look no further than our offering below.
 
We look forward to welcoming you here soon. Best wishes,
 
Alison Baxter, Head of Creative Enterprise
 

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2016 Crafthaus Project Grant

Every other year, crafthaus awards a micro grant to a craft artist regardless of their location, professional background, or chosen craft field.

2016 Submission period

September 6 - 30, 2016.

Eligibility and additional information: https://is.gd/qhlXfz

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