The Association for Contemporary Jewellery


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.


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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 



• 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 November 5, 2011 at 8:12am

The Institute of Making proudly presents…

 Festival of Materials & Making  a celebration of the multi-disciplinary work being done at King’s College London around materials, taking place 7th  to 11th November.  Invading spaces across King’s campuses, the festival will showcase the extensive work being done by experts across a number of departments, ranging from War Studies and Physics to Classics and Life Sciences. 

The slew of activities scheduled include artist interventions in public spaces, tours, demonstrations, talks, exhibitions and overall serendipitous encounters on subjects including animals & architecture, jam-making, radioactive and flourescent materials, stone and the material content of our bodies.  Visit The Shed - an information point and pop-up activity site for the festival, located on the Strand campus; try your luck at finding Aerogel in our materials vending machines; and just take in the general festivities as we bring materials and making to the spotlight for one event-packed week.

While all events and activities are FREE, some require advanced booking.  To book your place, and to view a full schedule of events visit our website.

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on November 5, 2011 at 8:09am



Everyone is invited to visit Jeffreys Cottage for the annual open weekend featuring the following artists:

• Jane Angel: silver jewellery

• Nicky Blake : ironwork

• Tim Casey: blown glass, tableware

• Alison Ellen: knitwear

• Jane Hanson: ceramics

• Rowan McOnegal : contemporary stained glass

• Sally Scott : paintings and lithographs

Saturday 26 November, 10am – 6pm

Sunday 27 November, 11am – 5pm 

Jefreys Cottage, Bealeswood Lane, Dockenfield, Farnham, GU10 4HS


Comment by Rebecca Skeels on November 5, 2011 at 8:09am


 The Sussex Guild

Contemporary craft shows throughout Sussex over the coming weeks:

• Hurstpierpoint, Saturday 5 - Sunday 6 November

Hurstpierpoint College, College Lane, West Sussex, BN6 9JS

• Midhurst, Saturday 3 - Sunday 4 December

Midhurst Rother College, North St., Midhurst West, Sussex, GU29 9DH

For more information please call 01273 479565 or visit


Comment by Rebecca Skeels on November 5, 2011 at 8:08am


 The Sussex Guild - call for applications

Call to designer makers to apply to The Sussex Guild, a group of professional craftsmen based in Sussex or the surrounding counties. Members are selected for their high standards of design, innovation and craftsmanship. There is a Shop and Gallery in Lewes, East Sussex and six contemporary craft shows are organised throughout the county each year. 

For more details about joining contact Debbie Timperley, Chairman of the Selection Committee, on 01403 265835 or email: or visit:


Comment by Rebecca Skeels on November 5, 2011 at 7:58am

Creative practitioners to run courses


The Motorcycle Showroom is looking to deliver an exciting programme of courses to be run independently by creative practitioners within our brand new dedicated workshop spaces. As an artist led co-operative The Motorcycle Showroom's goal is to provide a dynamic educational facility to cater for diverse set of workshops that can be anything from film, photography, ceramics, print, casting, metal, stone and wood work etc.


All you have to do is send us an email addressing the following points: • What you would like to do (100 Words or less). • Information about the specific technical requirements for your course (water, power, ventilation etc.) (100 Words or less). • Your contact details. For more information visit the website.


The Motorcycle Showroom


Comment by Rebecca Skeels on November 5, 2011 at 7:56am

Building International Links


Experienced artist/curator The Reveal partnership are seeking an experienced artist/curator to enable Somerset to expand its networks by building international links with artists, artist-led groups and organisations who share similar values, issues and vision.




The artist/curator will be offered a fixed fee of £2000 for approx 12 days work, plus £1000 expenses. It is expected that the expenses will cover all travel to and from Somerset. This is part of an action research project There are two key delivery points to this research, the first is to contribute to the Reveal conference in March 2012 and the second is to influence the planned Cultivate 2 exhibition in late April/May 2012. Please write a letter of application explaining why you would be suitable for the job by Monday 28th November, noon. Interviews: w/b 5th December 2011


Tim Martin
- Global - Taunton


Comment by Rebecca Skeels on November 5, 2011 at 7:54am

.5fte Lecturer in 3D Design - Designer Maker


A design professional with a comprehensive understanding of the profession and high levels of expertise. You should have teaching experience at HE level and clear academic research potential in the realm of applied design and the multidisciplinary nature of design thinking and theory. You will be an excellent communicator, team player and inspiring teacher and colleague.




Plymouth University are seeking a creative and passionate expert in the area of 3D Design based in the School of Architecture, Design and Environment within the Faculty of Arts. You will be directly involved with the 3D Design Studio and will be imaginatively engaged in developing and delivering high-quality design teaching, research, and innovative practice ideas. You will collaborate with, and inspire, students, colleagues and partners to improve the culture and design excellence at Plymouth. Salary £30,870 to £44,016 pa, pro-rata. This is a permanent, full-time position working 37 hours per week. Full details available online.


University of Plymouth


Comment by Rebecca Skeels on November 5, 2011 at 7:52am

Artsadmin Traineeship


Individuals with high standards of organisational and communication skills, preferably with experience of working in arts/project management. Artsadmin aims to be an arts lab for the 21st Century with a focus on performance, site-specific and interdisciplinary work. Artsadmin support artists at all stages of their career by helping artists realise ambitious ideas and projects. Artsadmin’s Traineeship programme has been running for a number of years. Each year, one candidate is offered a twelve-month traineeship in producing, project management and the provision for resources to artists, with a view to developing a career in contemporary arts.




A bursary of £11,000 is offered. APPLY: visit



Comment by Rebecca Skeels on November 5, 2011 at 7:49am

Gallery Volunteer Opportunities


Anyone interested in working in the contemporary art world and is ideal for students or recent graduates interested in careers in contemporary art. Tokarska gallery is looking for motivated and detail-oriented volunteers.Candidates must be willing to work hard, learn new skills, and take on real responsibility in a professional manner. Also required are strong organizational and computer skills (knowledge of Word, Excel). Fluent English and professional manner required .




To apply, please email your C.V. and cover letter stating your interests to with “volunteer” in the subject line.


Nadiya Pavliv


Comment by Rebecca Skeels on November 5, 2011 at 7:10am


Making It, is an initiative by the Suffolk Craft Society offering recent graduates the opportunity of support in bridging the gap between education and the market place. The award offers successful applicants a two year period of membership to the Suffolk Craft Society. During this period participants will have access to Exhibition and Gallery selling opportunities, a supportive network of fellow professional artists/makers, the Friends of the Society and promotion through the website.

Applicants must have graduated at degree or diploma level in the last three years, be resident in Suffolk or have strong Suffolk connections, or live on the borders of the county. Up to three awards will be offered each year and the selection panel will be looking for –

• A high standard of design, originality, execution and presentation.
• Applicants who are in the situation to be productive enough and show the professional will to take full advantage of this opportunity.

Applications and enquiries are to be made by email. For further information download the Award Information file below. To make an application download the Award Application  and save it to your computer. Open the application form from your computer and complete the application, then attach the application and four jpeg images of your work to an email and send it to



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