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
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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 
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 June 10, 2017 at 3:10pm
Student Internship Graduate Award: Applications Open
SIGA is a Goldsmiths’ Company award open to two graduates (within 5 years of graduation), helping to support the next generation of silversmiths.
The award offers the opportunity to train with the country’s leading silversmiths for 16 weeks before creating an exhibition of work at the Goldsmiths’ Centre.
Read more about this year's SIGA recipients on the website. Details on the applications for 2018 are online here.
Comment by Rebecca Skeels on June 10, 2017 at 3:08pm

New Appointment Shatters
700-year Glass Ceiling
Wednesday 17 May marked the installation of Judith Cobham-Lowe OBE as the first woman Prime Warden of the Goldsmiths' Company.
Judith became a Liveryman of the Worshipful Company of Goldsmiths in 1993.  Since then, she has been closely involved in the Company’s charitable and education activities.
 
Judith's year as Prime Warden will launch the decade running up to the 700th Anniversary of the Company's first Royal Charter.
At least £70m will be gifted by the Livery Company and its Charity over the next 10 years in support of the gold and silversmiths’ trade, apprentice training & other charitable activities...

https://www.thegoldsmiths.co.uk/company/today/news/2017/05/17/new-a...

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on June 10, 2017 at 3:02pm

2018 LEAP Awards

Call for artists begins July 1, 2017.

The 2018 deadline is September 30, 2017.

http://crafthaus.ning.com/profiles/blogs/call-for-artists-2018-lydo...

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on June 10, 2017 at 3:01pm

2017 Elizabeth R. Raphael Founder’s Prize competition.

Open to all artists working in found materials!

Application deadline is June 9, 2017.

http://crafthaus.ning.com/profiles/blogs/call-for-artists-elizabeth...

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on June 10, 2017 at 2:59pm

Now after more than 20 years in business I have decided to take the leap and follow my dream. I am opening a shop in Crystal Palace in South East London where I live. The shop will of course be called A L'Etage 2! Here I will be selling lovely products by Artists and Designer Makers like myself.
 
Please come along to the opening weekend of A L'Etage 2 and have a glass of Pimms and a look at all the great handmade work
 
Thursday 15th of June
5.30pm - 8.30pm
Friday16th & Saturday 17th of June
10am - 6pm
Sunday 18th of June
11am - 5pm
 
4 Westow Hill
Crystal Palace
London
SE19 1RX
 
Hope to see you there
Best wishes
Tine Bladbjerg

http://www.aletage2.com/

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on June 10, 2017 at 2:56pm

Jewellery Matters. Context and Material Research

This symposium is organized on the occasion of the publication Jewellery Matters (Rijksmuseum/Nai010 publishers – Summer 2017). In this richly illustrated book, art historian and design expert Marjan Unger offers a theoretical and multidisciplinary framework for the study of jewellery. The symposium addresses some important topics presented in the book. One of these topics, Jewellery and Fashion, will be the highlight during the evening program on November 15th.

https://klimt02.net/events/meetings/jewellery-matters-context-and-m...


Comment by Rebecca Skeels on June 10, 2017 at 2:52pm

INTERNSHIPS

Klimt02 offers to students (Master or Bachelor degree) or professionals the opportunity to undertake internships for a period of 4 to 6 months; the exact time will be agreed with the applicant.

We offer different positions depending on the candidate's skills and profile.
Work at Klimt02 isn’t a “bench work” and most of the time will be spent in front of a computer / thinking. For this role it is very important to be aware of what is currently happening in the jewellery field, how the industry works but also  it’s a theoretical work. We work with databases, contact artists, discuss new ways of publication...

Department directors of the schools are welcome to contact us in order to establish an official and regular agreement.
Please mail us at klimt@klimt02.net

> Read about interns experiencies https://klimt02.net/about/internships

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on June 10, 2017 at 2:51pm
Publish your Master Degree 2017 Show at klimt02
 
 
Show the emerging values and understand the educational guidelines of the most relevant educational institutions.
Requested material to submit:
 
1. Brief text about the show (word document)
2. Images of the presented works as well as any statement of the student work to be published with the image of the work (image size minimum 1000 pix wide at 72dpi)
3. Captions of the works, please use the following template
4. Names of the graduated students.
5. Names of the guiding teachers.
 
Send all material via email to klimt@klimt02.net
 
Comment by Rebecca Skeels on June 10, 2017 at 2:43pm

Join us in celebrating 5 years supporting the finest makers
Hi Maker
Now entering its 5th year, Craft at Top Drawer has successfully connected hundreds of makers with lucrative commercial opportunities. Every edition presents a carefully curated selection of work of the highest quality to an engaged audience of over 14,000 trade buyers, from independent retailers and department stores to galleries and museums from across the UK and beyond.

Join their success and apply now to participate in the upcoming editions of Craft at Top Drawer.

A/W17 Edition
10-12 September 2017

Last chance to apply >>
Deadline extended:  15 June 2017
S/S18 Edition
14-16 January 2018

Apply now >>
Deadline: 31 July 2017
         
Individual makers and groups are encouraged to apply from a broad range of disciplines including: ceramics, glass, jewellery, fashion, textiles, mixed media, furniture, metalwork, sculpture, woodwork and prints.

http://www.topdrawer.co.uk/application-process/craft-call-for-entries

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on June 10, 2017 at 2:33pm

Thursday 25 May - Friday 28 July 2017

Cartier in Motion unravels the unique story of Cartier’s approach to watchmaking and how the invention of the modern wristwatch came about.

#CartierinMotion
https://designmuseum.org/exhibitions/cartier-in-motion?mc_cid=70922...

 

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