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
Latest Activity: Jun 21

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 Dec 1, 2019. 3 Replies

ACJ welcomes to its membership makers, collectors, curators, educators, gallerists and all who have in interest in or passion for contemporary jewellery. ACJ organises exhibitions, conferences, events, talks and workshops for its members and the public. We publish our print magazine Findings twice a year, send a monthly e-bulletin to members, packed with news, information & opportunities, and we run social media accounts which reach over 10,000 people with news and information - Facebook, Instagram, Twitter & YouTube. We do all this on an annual budget of about £25,000, funded by membership subscriptions. Would you like to donate to help us further this work? Any amount is welcome! PayPal donations can be made here:…Continue

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Comment by Rebecca Skeels on May 23, 2020 at 7:37am

Dorset (&BCP) Emergency Fund: £100 - £500 available to freelance creatives living and working in Dorset (this includes Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole) who are experiencing severe financial hardship due to COVID-19. This fund is for individuals who aren’t able to receive support from other resources and are ‘falling through the gaps’ and not eligible or meeting the criteria for other funds. Round 1 deadline: 22nd May, Round 2 deadline: 5th June, Round 3 deadline: 19th June. More details here. https://b-side.org.uk/news/apply-to-the-dorset-artists-emergency-fund

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on May 23, 2020 at 7:36am
Findings
For those of you who are eagerly awaiting the next issue of Findings to hit your doorsteps, please be reassured that it is in progress. The editor of Findings sends her apologies for the delay in getting the magazine out due to Covid 19 and complications, but is recovering and working hard to put the magazine together. 
Comment by Rebecca Skeels on May 23, 2020 at 7:35am

Connections exhibition

If you didn't get the chance to see the exhibition, copies of the exhibition catalogue are available to purchase for £5 plus P&P. You can get yours through the ACJ shop here https://www.acj.org.uk/index.php/acj-shop or contact enquiries@acj.org.uk.

Please note that the cost of postage on the ACJ shop is calculated once you enter your shipping address (ignore the cost shown until you have done this)

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on May 23, 2020 at 7:29am

I am looking for someone to assist me whilst I update my jewellery collection and stock after a long period of illness. The work will mainly involve cleaning up castings and polishing with a small amount of soldering rings to pieces/chains and possibly some bangle making. Please contact Katrina@katrina-alexander.com (with hyphen) if this is something that you think you may be able to assist with. Work would commence in June and would involve around 30 pieces.
My website is Katrina Alexander Jewellery Design. https://www.katrina-alexander.com/
Very many thanks. I hope that you are bearing up during this terrible pandemic.
Stay safe and well
Katrina
Comment by Rebecca Skeels on May 23, 2020 at 7:24am
 
AJF Live: Athens Jewelry Week 2 with Founders Niki Stylianou & Erato Kouloubi, and Special Guests Liana Plattihis and Sofia Bjorkman
 
Comment by Rebecca Skeels on May 23, 2020 at 7:23am

Makers are continuing to make sales through the #artistsupportpledge https://www.instagram.com/p/CAdRWIIBBKt/?utm_source=Permanent+-+Com...(EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_1_12_2018_COPY_01)&mc_cid=57c036359b&mc_eid=7ca5d70cc2

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on May 23, 2020 at 7:21am
MAKERS' TALE
 
A pre-recorded panel discussion and online catalogue
 
Makers’ Tale examines craft and making as a highly relevant component of contemporary life. https://www.wiltshirecreative.co.uk/whats-on/salisbury-2020/makers-...(EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_1_12_2018_COPY_01)&mc_cid=57c036359b&mc_eid=7ca5d70cc2
Comment by Rebecca Skeels on May 23, 2020 at 7:20am

If you’re a graduate whose final degree show has been cancelled Crafts Council are hosting an online webinar on 28 May with a panel of experts to talk about completing, sharing and promoting your work during lockdown. https://www.craftscouncil.org.uk/listings/webinar-rethinking-the-gr...(EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_1_12_2018_COPY_01)&mc_cid=57c036359b&mc_eid=7ca5d70cc2

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on May 23, 2020 at 7:17am

Philips’ forthcoming design auction on 11 June has some cracking lots including a piece by leading ceramic artist Alison Britton who is generously donating the proceeds to the Crafts Council. https://www.phillips.com/detail/alison-britton/UK050120/103?utm_sou...(EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_1_12_2018_COPY_01)&mc_cid=57c036359b&mc_eid=7ca5d70cc2

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on May 23, 2020 at 7:12am

The Goldsmiths Craft & Design Council have two design challenges, the closing date is 31st May.

Here are the details from GCDC:
 
In an effort to keep our community designing, creating and sharing, we have partnered with our Patrons & Sponsors to launch two mini 2D design challenges for jewellers and silversmiths respectively.
 
These challenges are in keeping with the spirit of our annual competition, but with the aim of engaging our creative community in a brief, light-hearted and focussed challenge with some exciting prizes to be won! The submission deadline for both 2D design challenges is midnight on Sunday 31 May 2020.
 
·      Love in Lockdown – 2D Jewellery Design Project in collaboration with Special Patron, Brown & Newirth
 
·      Reunion – 2D Silversmithing Design Project in collaboration with Patron, Champagne Gosset & Sponsor, a silversmithing Sponsor
 
We are very encouraged by the community engagement we have had so far and hope that these challenges will allow us to continue spreading our mission of promoting creativity, design and excellence in our industries as we transition into to a new way of working.
 

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