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: on Sunday

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 July 1, 2017 at 4:18am


The Goldsmiths’ Centre has reopened applications for its Foundation Programme 2017/18.
If you’re aged 16 to 19, start your glittering career with a year of free intensive training in jewellery, silversmithing and the allied trades under the guidance of highly experienced craftspeople.
Applications close Sunday 23 July.
Email professionaltraining@goldsmiths-centre.org or visit www.goldsmiths-centre.org


Comment by Rebecca Skeels on July 1, 2017 at 4:14am
Goldsmiths' Fair 2017: Precious Mysteries
Week One: 26 September – 1 October
Week Two: 3 – 8 October
Venue: Goldsmiths’ Hall
Tickets: 2017 tickets are now on sale, at the discounted early bird rate!
This autumn sees the highly anticipated return of an ever more stylish Goldsmiths’ Fair, the UK’s leading luxury destination to view and buy original precious metal jewellery and contemporary silver direct from the makers.
Comment by Rebecca Skeels on July 1, 2017 at 4:09am

On 31 October and 1 November, Goldsmiths’ Hall will host the UK’s biggest careers event for apprentices and students of jewellery and allied trades. Following the huge success of the events in 2014, 2015, and 2016 the event will deliver even more inspiration, advice and networking opportunities.
Make Your Mark is a completely free tutor–student event open to apprentices, and anyone studying on a UK-based precious-metal-related course (full- or part-time) whether at degree level or on a short adult education or private tutored course.
Key elements of the event will include:
A wide range of exhibitors offering advice and guidance
Live demonstrations including diamond cutting, hand engraving and stone setting
Stalls selling books, stones, bullion, tools and much more
A tour of the Goldsmiths’ Company’s renowned library
Make Your Mark Surgery Sessions – run by Facets PR, this is your chance for face to face advice with experts
Make Your Mark Awards  
Registration to attend will open shortly. Read more about our Student Support here.https://www.assayofficelondon.co.uk/about-us/student-support

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on July 1, 2017 at 4:06am
Funding competition Materials and manufacturing round 3
 
UK businesses can apply for a share of up to £15 million to work on innovation projects in manufacturing and/or materials
 
Competition opens: Monday 8 May 2017
Competition closes: Wednesday 12 July 2017 12:00pm
Comment by Rebecca Skeels on July 1, 2017 at 4:00am

Museum of London junk exhibition reveals human joy in repairs  https://www.theguardian.com/culture/2017/jun/30/museum-london-junk-...

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on July 1, 2017 at 3:54am

Want to know what's going on and coming up in UK crafts? Looking for information and inspiration? Our July/August edition is here now and it's all absolutely free!

Awards, Business, Courses, Workshops, Fairs, Trade Shows, Galleries, Exhibitions, Open Studios, Makers, Suppliers, Calls for Entry, Places to Visit....

Ceramics, Glass, Upcycled & Recyled, Woodworking, Heritage Crafts, Needlecrafts,Jewellery, Textiles, Needlecrafts, Furniture making, Silversmithing, Leatherwork, Art...

Click on https://www.craftanddesign.net/online/craft-and-design-jul17.pdf for your copy.

Simply browse at your leisure then click or tap on the things that interest you most for more information or to link directly to the featured websites.

Have a lovely weekend, we hope you enjoy reading craft&design Online!

Very best wishes

Angie & Paul



Comment by Rebecca Skeels on June 27, 2017 at 1:56am

Join us TODAY, Tuesday 27th June from 6-7.30pm for our 20:20 Visions exhibition Curator's Talk at The Goldsmiths' Centre, London.

Curator Terry Hunt will move through the display of work drawing attention to significant aspects and highlighting developments seen within the artists' work over 20 years. 

Tickets only £5! Book now: Curator's Talk

We look forward to sharing more about this stunning exhibition with you! 

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on June 26, 2017 at 2:09am

Join us TOMORROW, Tuesday 27th June from 6-7.30pm for our 20:20 Visions exhibition Curator's Talk at The Goldsmiths' Centre, London, .

Curator Terry Hunt will move through the display of work drawing attention to significant aspects and highlighting developments seen within the artists' work over 20 years. 

Tickets only £5! Book now: Curator's Talk

We look forward to sharing more about this stunning exhibition with you! 

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on June 25, 2017 at 9:32am
Lecturer in Silversmithing & Jewellery (0.5FTE)
Glasgow School of Art - School of Design
 
The position requires a broad knowledge of Jewellery design techniques and materials investigation, a range of drawing techniques, relevant media and applications including RHINO.
 
Download: Job Description
 
Closing Date: Friday 30th June 2017
 
For full details and to apply online, please visit: www.gsa.ac.uk/jobs
 
The Glasgow School of Art is an equal opportunities employer.
 
Comment by Rebecca Skeels on June 25, 2017 at 8:16am

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This month: the World of Paper

Why don't we reverse the traditional assumptions about this unexpectedly rich material, obtained by pressing together moist fibers of cellulose pulp? Let’s discover how expertise and know-how can shape and transform paper for fashion, interior design, publishing… or simply to seduce us!
Here is a short selection of makers working with paper in several areas. Just click on the photos to see more about them. Of course there are many others which you can discover by following the link below our selection.:

Fashion & Accessories: Bags, Dresses, fashion items and many more creative objects can be realized with just paper!
 
Réjane Van Enst produces necklaces, earrings, bracelets, brooches, and rings using natural papers. "I prefer natural papers (rice paper, banana fiber, pineapple, Nepalese paper or Burmese) that offer me an infinite palette. However..."
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