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: 12 hours ago

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 January 7, 2018 at 5:47am

PhD Studentship: Luxury and Creativity
University of Southampton - Winchester School of Art - Winchester Luxury Research Group

Location: Southampton
Funding for: UK Students, EU Students, International Students
Funding amount: Full tuition fee and maintenance funding for 3 years
Full Time

Closes: 15th Feb 2018
Ref: FBLA-ART-011
http://www.jobs.ac.uk/job/BGT304/phd-studentship-luxury-and-creativ...

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on January 7, 2018 at 5:44am

PhD Studentship: Transforming Luxury?
University of Southampton - Winchester School of Art - Winchester Luxury Research Group
Qualification type: PhD
Location: Southampton
Funding for: UK Students, EU Students, International Students
Funding: Full tuition fee and maintenance funding for 3 years
Full Time

Closes: 15th Feb 2018
Reference: FBLA-ART-010
http://www.jobs.ac.uk/job/BGT234/phd-studentship-transforming-luxury/

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on January 7, 2018 at 5:41am

PhD Studentship: Luxury and Visual Culture
University of Southampton - Winchester School of Art - Winchester Luxury Research Group
Qualification type: PhD
Location: Southampton
Funding for: UK Students, EU Students, International Students
Funding amount: Full tuition fee and maintenance funding for 3 years
Full Time

Closes: 15th February 2018
Ref: FBLA-ART-008
http://www.jobs.ac.uk/job/BGT215/phd-studentship-luxury-and-visual-...

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on January 7, 2018 at 5:39am

PhD Studentship: Luxury and Fashion
University of Southampton - Winchester School of Art - Winchester Luxury Research Group
Qualification type: PhD
Location: Southampton
Funding for: UK Students, EU Students, International Students
Funding amount: Full tuition fee and maintenance funding for 3 years
Hours: Full Time
Placed on: 4th January 2018
Closes: 15th February 2018
Reference: FBLA-ART-009
http://www.jobs.ac.uk/job/BGT221/phd-studentship-luxury-and-fashion/

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on January 7, 2018 at 5:35am

Head of Curriculum - Creative Industries
Brighton Metropolitan College
Location: Brighton
Salary: £47,638 to £53,598 per annum
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed on: 3rd January 2018
Closes: 4th February 2018
http://www.jobs.ac.uk/job/BGS272/head-of-curriculum-creative-indust...

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on January 6, 2018 at 10:41am

Gill Wing Exhibition: Modern LIfe Exhibition https://www.facebook.com/events/140814386630450/

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on January 6, 2018 at 5:41am
It's a New Year and we're starting it off with a brand new issue of craft&design Online! Articles, features, news items, video clips and more, all keeping you in touch with what's going on and what's coming up.
 
Click here for your free January edition of craft&design Online
Comment by Rebecca Skeels on January 6, 2018 at 5:39am

Craft in Focus Artist of the week:

Samuel Waterhouse - Jeweller and Silversmith
http://www.craftinfocus.com/samuel-waterhouse

Samuel Waterhouse is a self-taught jeweller and silversmith who aims to create contemporary jewellery and silverware inspired by antiquity. He began making after being shown a silver spoon made by his father - who then taught him the first basic techniques of silversmithing. Samuel then continued to teach himself through books, practice and experimentation.

As he is predominantly self-taught, Samuel sees his work as largely process led. He usually begins his work by creating his own alloy of metal specifically for a piece that he has in mind. He prefers working in this way as he believes that by beginning to make from this very base level (by alloying metals and casting ingots - then gradually becoming more refined in terms of process, accuracy and skill) it enables him to observe the transformation of materials and gain an insight into its physical character.

Samuel's work is partly design led - mainly taking inspiration from antiquity, yet if he notices a particular way a material is responding he will respect and follow this development and let that partly determine how the piece continues to mature. His work is therefore inspired by the material's nature foremost, rather than a pre-developed design - his main motivation being to best illustrate that found nature, within a piece
of jewellery or silverware.

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on January 6, 2018 at 5:37am

London Design Fair
Plan your year, apply by Monday 22nd January for
the Early booking rate!
http://www.londondesignfair.co.uk/application-form?utm_source=All+S...

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on January 6, 2018 at 5:33am
 
Position for an Assistant/Associate Professor, Jewelry + Metalsmithing at Rhode Island School of Design
Open call / Professional Practice / 03 Nov 2017 - 08 Jan 2018
 

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