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: yesterday

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 May 14, 2017 at 9:17am

New Designers 2017 will showcase the next generation of designers and their response to some of the most prominent contemporary issues in their works, including climate change, the refugee crisis and sustainable living this summer. Head to the website for more information about this year’s designers and to start planning your visit http://www.newdesigners.com/ 

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on May 14, 2017 at 9:10am

London Craft Week 2018 9th-13th May
 
Have Your Say
We are carrying out a survey to find out more about your experience at London Craft Week 2018. Let us know how you found out about us, how you rate the events you went to...give us suggestions for the future. If you could spare a few minutes we would love to hear your thoughts. http://research.audiencesurveys.org/s.asp?k=149148136834

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on May 14, 2017 at 9:07am

MATERIAL BLAST
Thu 25 May 2017   
6pm - 8.30pm, Free (beer included)

6 speakers. 6 min each. 6 materials. 6 material designers present one product each in superfast presentations. Handle the materials presented and ask questions from the designers afterwards. Book now
http://www.goldsmiths-centre.org/whats-on/public-events/material-bl...

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on May 14, 2017 at 9:07am

Assembly Margate report: Across two days of talks, workshops and get-togethers, Assembly Margate explored the specifics of living and working as an artist in a town with a small population where art can be a contentious subject. Read more
 https://www.a-n.co.uk/news/assembly-margate-working-artists-compell...

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on May 14, 2017 at 8:49am

Carve your own ring
Sketch a design and carve your own ring alongside trained jewellers at London Rocks Jewellery in London's Jewellery Quarter, Hatton Garden. http://www.clerkenwelldesignweek.com/cdw-fringe/london-rocks-jewell...

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on May 14, 2017 at 8:48am

The brooch is back!
TfL and Craft Central have collaborated to celebrate TFL's unique history of design with the launch of 13 Underground inspired brooches - also don't miss the TfL Pop Up Shop in Additions. http://www.clerkenwelldesignweek.com/cdw-additions/transport-for-lo...

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on May 14, 2017 at 8:39am

Subject Leader and Programme Coordinator – Conservation of Clocks and Dynamic Objects
West Dean College
Location:     Chichester
Salary:     £38,000 per annum
Hours:     Full Time
Contract Type:     Permanent
Placed on:     9th May 2017
Closes:     23rd May 2017

The Edward James Foundation is a charitable educational trust located on the 6,400 acre West Dean Estate in beautiful West Sussex countryside near Chichester, specialising in creative and applied arts.  As well as being a respected educational institution; the historic house and collections, the stunning grounds and gardens open to the public, and the year round events and exhibitions make West Dean truly unique.

We currently have an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic conservation professional to be the Subject Leader specialising in Clocks and Dynamic Objects.  Working within the School of Conservation, the post holder will be responsible for the organisation and delivery of subject specialist curriculum for conservation of clocks and related dynamic objects at Graduate Diploma and Masters level, as well as having responsibility for the co-ordination and management of some aspects of cross-school curriculum as agreed with the Head of School.

The Clocks department comprises one of five conversation disciplines offered at West Dean, with courses ranging from Foundation Diploma to MA; validated by the University of Sussex.  Subject-specific study within the broad contextual experience of a multi-disciplinary conservation college, a low staff-to-student ratio, extensive workshop time and international profile, contribute to a unique experience. With the course established for over four decades West Dean Alumni are leading practitioners both in the UK and beyond.

.....http://www.jobs.ac.uk/job/BBG030/subject-leader-and-programme-coord...

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on May 14, 2017 at 8:28am

http://www.craftscouncil.org.uk/opportunities/exhibit-at-collect-op...

Don't forget!

Collect: The International Art Fair for Contemporary Objects, presented by the Crafts Council, is returning to the Saatchi Gallery from 22 to 25 February 2018.

Collect Open offers a unique opportunity to exhibit alongside international galleries showing the very best contemporary craft from around the world. It has been a rich addition to the fair since 2011 and encourages artists to show work which challenges traditional perceptions of craft and design.

This is a unique opportunity to present the unexpected to an influential and high-profile audience. We are interested in receiving proposals from individuals and collectives to present large scale, conceptual, installation based work.

Criteria for the brief:

    New direction from the applicant / focusing on ambitious, challenging and risk taking work
    New body of work / first showing is mandatory
    Strong theming and curation by the applicant
    Aesthetics and coherence of the work proposed

Note: Collect Open is principally for contemporary design and applied arts, therefore applications will not be accepted for painting, drawing, graphic design, print-making, photography or fine art sculpture.

Online applications for Collect Open will close at midnight 11 June 2017

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on May 14, 2017 at 8:22am

Reach a new global audience

Together with The New Craftsmen and renowned architect and interior designer Natalia Miyar, we’re inviting emerging makers to become a part of our showcase at Miami Art Week and Design Miami in December this year.

We’re looking for bold, playful, tactile objects which can transform interiors and inspire audiences – and which demonstrate first class making skills, creativity and imagination. Successful participants will have the opportunity to present ambitious pieces and reach a new global audience.

Deadline for applications: 11 June 2017
http://www.craftscouncil.org.uk/opportunities/a-future-made-the-mia...

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on May 14, 2017 at 8:14am


States of Play

A Crafts Council and Hull 2017 Partnership Exhibition, supported by the British Council

States of Play is a new Crafts Council exhibition for Hull City of Culture 2017 which shows how play shapes our lives and the world around us.
http://www.craftscouncil.org.uk/what-we-do/states-of-play/?utm_sour...

 

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Chanda Zea

Object Series 1, 2, 3

Porcelain, slipcast and altered with terra sigillata, rubber.
8” x 8” x 8”, 12” x 8” x 8”, 8” x 8” x 10
2013

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