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.


Location: UK
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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

Discussion Forum

What would you like to read or write about?

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: 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: 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:

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Comment by Rebecca Skeels on October 7, 2017 at 12:27pm

AJMIG exhibition at MAD

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on October 7, 2017 at 12:25pm

Handmade in Edinburgh
27-29 October
Looking for the ideal gift? Discover the work of designer-makers from Scotland and beyond at this contemporary craft fair and enjoy 30% off entry with a National Art Pass.

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on October 7, 2017 at 12:23pm
Comment by Rebecca Skeels on October 7, 2017 at 12:22pm


Tuesday 31 October 2017

Private View: 5.00pm - 6.00pm - all welcome
Artist's Talk & Screening: 6.00pm - 7.00pm
Join Dr Lynne Bartlett as she talks about colouring titanium using heat and anodising. The processes will be demonstrated in two films with Dr Bartlett who will then answer questions and show a selection of samples and nished pieces which will be available for examination.

Lynne Bartlett’s PhD researched the historic use of titanium as a decorative metal. Her virtual exhibition may be seen at

The artist’s talk follows the private view for the ACJ 20:20 VISIONS exhibition and is presented as part of the activities of Farnham Craft Month.

Tickets for the lecture are £5.00. Advance booking essential either in person or by calling 01252 891450.  The Private View and entrance to the exhibitions is free.

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on October 7, 2017 at 12:06pm

Real to Reel the craft film festival returns to Picturehouse Central London on 8 - 10 May 2018, to coincide with London Craft Week. The call for applications is now open and we are interested in all genres: documentaries, story-led films, animation and more.

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on October 7, 2017 at 12:02pm

Marcia Lanyon and some of her team are bringing a wide selection of precious and semi-precious beads, stones and pearls to Scotland next week. See their amazing sale items in a series of pop-up shops!

Pearls, beads and stones 20% off plus many end of line items 50% off*
*(not diamonds, a few selected items or findings)

Sunday 8th October
The Royal Scots Club, 2pm - 4.30pm
29-30 Abercromby Place, Edinburgh, EH3 6QE

Monday 9th October
Duncan of Jordanstone, 12 noon - 4pm
Matthew Building, 13 Perth Road, Dundee, DD1 4HT

Tuesday 10th October
Edinburgh College of Art, 10am - 1pm
Lauriston Place, Edinburgh, EH3 9DF

Glasgow School of Art, 3.30pm - 6pm
Reid Building, 164 Renfrew Street, Glasgow, G3 6RQ

Wednesday 11th October
Glasgow Kelvin College, 11.30am - 2.30pm
123 Flemington Street, Springburn, Glasgow, G21 4TD

City of Glasgow College, 4pm - 6pm
City Campus, 190 Cathedral Street, G4 0RF

A wide selection of faceted & cabochon stones, pearls & beads will be on show.

Please get in touch with the Marcia Lanyon team if there is anything on your wish list they can bring with them for you to look at.
Just contact their office in advance.

Phone: 020 7602 2446

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on October 7, 2017 at 11:59am

Exclusive offer with 30% off
We would like to make sure all collectors and art enthusiasts are able to visit as we present exceptional modern and contemporary art from around the world.

As you still haven't booked your tickets to London Art Fair 2018 we thought we would tempt you to complete checkout with 30% off when you book your advance tickets with code 48HRS.

That's just £11* for Day Tickets
(instead of £15.95 in advance and £23 during the show).

Simply click on the link below to save 30% on your tickets today. Book now, offer expires in 48hrs.

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on October 1, 2017 at 12:04pm

Seasonal Shopping at Chelsea Old Town Hall

We will be back in Chelsea for our annual Christmas shopping event, Handmade in Britain, from Friday 10 November - Sunday 12 November.

Combine a trip to see the Christmas lights with a visit to Chelsea Old Town Hall to stock up on bespoke, handmade gifts for your family and friends.

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on October 1, 2017 at 12:03pm
Handmade at Kew
International Contemporary Craft Event Returns for a Third Year
From Thursday 12 - Sunday 15 October, Handmade in Britain will welcome over 200 makers and designers to our bespoke pavilion situated beside Kew Palace. For over ten years, Handmade in Britain has been championing British and International design, connecting buyers and browsers alike with top artisan talent. Handmade at Kew is the ideal opportunity to experience contemporary takes on traditional techniques and heritage craft.
Comment by Rebecca Skeels on October 1, 2017 at 11:54am

To the Point
Daniela Malev

A teaching book on brooch back mechanisms with lots of pictures, details, drawings, and explanations.


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