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 25, 2017 at 7:44am
Rhino in an effective and time saving manner

Who should take this course:
Anyone interested in 3D modelling with a view to creating physical objects.
Jewellery makers and small scale sculptors.
Dates and price
Monday - Friday /21st to 25th August
Hours: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Price: £ 550 / 640 €
Language: English
Class size: min 5 / max 10
Comment by Rebecca Skeels on June 25, 2017 at 7:17am

How The Watch Transformed Our World

Crafting Time

http://designmuseum.org/things-to-do/talks-and-events/crafting-time...

Tuesday 11 July, 18:15 – 19:30

Join Carole Kasapi, Pierre Rainero and Nicholas Foulkes to explore how the watch transformed our relationship to time, craftsmanship and luxury.

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on June 25, 2017 at 7:15am

Cartier in Motion
Until 28 July
pop-up exhibition
Curated by renowned architect Lord Norman Foster, learn the unique story of Cartier’s approach to watchmaking and discover rare insights into the work of the designers in the invention of the modern wristwatch.
Free admission
https://designmuseum.org/exhibitions/cartier-in-motion?mc_cid=68fe5...

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on June 25, 2017 at 7:13am

Breathing Colour by Hella Jongerius opens next Wednesday
28 June - 24 September 2017

Be amongst the first to explore Breathing Colour by acclaimed  Dutch designer Hella Jongerius. Take a deeper look at the way colour behaves in this new installation-based exhibition which will simulate morning, noon and evening light to explore the impact of changing daylight on our perception of colour.

https://designmuseum.org/exhibitions/breathing-colour-by-hella-jong...

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on June 25, 2017 at 7:12am

http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/oldest-prosthetic-world-3000-year-old-wood...

Archaeologists are investigating a remarkable carved wooden toe dating back to the 1st millennium BCE. It is the oldest known prosthetic device discovered in the world so far.

The fake big toe is long, shapely and delicately carved with the detail of a toenail. The maker was highly skilled, as the toe was designed to be comfortable and mobile, attached around the ball of the foot with a strong strap.

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on June 25, 2017 at 7:08am

Making Little Craft is the vision of Junko Mori and John Egan.

"We want to create a space for craft: the local community, its' makers and their talent all to be celebrated."
https://junko-mori.squarespace.com/about-me/

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on June 25, 2017 at 7:04am


LOEWE Craft Prize 2nd edition - Submissions now open

In 2016, the LOEWE FOUNDATION launched the international annual LOEWE Craft Prize to showcase and celebrate newness, excellence and artistic merit in modern craftsmanship. Aiming to acknowledge the importance of craft in today’s culture and recognise artisans whose talent, vision and will to innovate will set a standard for the future, LOEWE Creative Director Jonathan Anderson conceived the initiative inspired by LOEWE’s beginnings as a craft cooperative in 1846. ‘Craft is the essence of LOEWE. As a house, we are about craft in the purest sense of the word. That is where our modernity lies, and it will always be relevant,’ Anderson has stated.

German wood artist Ernst Gamperl was selected as the winner of the 2017 edition among 26 finalists from close to 4,000 submissions representing over 75 countries on five continents. Listen to him sharing his experience and advice.

Find out how to participate to the LOEWE Craft Prize 2018.
Watch what our judges and experts, leading figures from the worlds of design, architecture, journalism and museum curatorship, have to say about Craft.
Key Dates · LOEWE Craft Prize 2018

19 June 2017: Entry site opens to submit works
17 Oct. 2017: Submissions close
Jan. 2018: Shortlist of finalists announced
April 2018: Exhibition of finalist works in London
May 2018: Winner announced

https://craftprize.loewe.com/on/demandware.store/Sites-LOE_CP-Site/...

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on June 25, 2017 at 7:01am

Fuel your creativity at New Designers
Part of the Upper Street Portfolio which includes London Art Fair, New Designers returns next week as the design calendars biggest event for the summer for two weeks of creativity by over 3000 emerging designers from across the UK's leading art & design courses.

Book your tickets with 25% off

Visit for a day for just £10.50*, or come back as many times as your want across the two weeks for £21* with a VIP Pass. Use code NDSUMMER at checkout, ends midnight Monday 26 June.
BOOK TICKETS

https://www.theticketfactory.com/new-designers/online/?_ga=2.135770...

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on June 25, 2017 at 6:52am

The rapid decline of arts subjects and corresponding growth of the core English Baccalaureate (EBacc) subjects in schools has continued into 2017. Detailed analysis of Government figures reveals that entries into GCSE arts subjects fell by a further 46,000 last year.

This constitutes a 9% drop over the past 12 months, and is consistent with a collapse in take-up across all non-EBacc subjects, which have fallen by 148,000 entries (11%).

This analysis supports widely held fears, including among teachers, that the EBacc is squeezing the arts out of schools. It also substantiates evidence gathered from a stream of earlier research, and consolidates the view that that evidence to the contrary is limited or misleading.
http://www.artsprofessional.co.uk/news/devastating-decline-arts-sch...

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on June 25, 2017 at 5:08am

THIS TUESDAY 27th JUNE, 6-7.30pm, join curator Terry Hunt for a guided tour and talk about our stunning 20:20 Visions exhibition at The Goldsmiths' Centre, London! Tickets only £5, available via the Goldsmiths' Centre website: Curator's Talk We look forward to seeing you there! 

 

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