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 9, 2017 at 4:29pm
Sad news. .... Velvet da Vinci in San Francisco is closing. After 26 years it has been a good long run! It has been a privilege to work with so many inspiring artists, first in Hayes Valley and for the last 13 years in the wonderful space on Polk Street. Heartfelt thanks to the many loyal customers, colleagues and friends who have supported the gallery for so long. To the hard working VdV team, Diane Komater, Nikki Couppee, Amy Tavern (and Sienna Freeman!) I will miss you more than I can say. The gallery will be winding down during May and June and will close by July 1. If there is a special piece that you have been thinking about... now is the time to get it!

Although the gallery will be closing Velvet da Vinci can still be found online. You can visit the gallery archive on the website and I plan to develop the online business at velvetdavinci.com in the future. Follow the gallery on Instagram and Facebook. There are a few projects still in the works that I would love to see through so there is a good chance that Velvet da Vinci will Pop-Up from time to time... I'm not sure what the next chapter will bring but I look forward to see what happens. Thanks for being part of the adventure.

A Velvet da Vinci Closing Party will take place on Saturday June 3, 2017, 5-9 pm. Details to come. Hope to see you there!

xx Mike Holmes
Comment by Rebecca Skeels on May 7, 2017 at 4:34am

ACJ:
Full membership to receive discounts, e newsletters, Findings Magazine, special member Invites to exhibitions and talks, promote yourself and much more. http://www.acj.org.uk/index.php/about-us

Plus Thank you all that follow, like and become members of our digital networks!

Facebook: 3032 likes and 2946 followers https://www.facebook.com/Association.Contemporary.Jewellery/

Linkedin: 2978 members https://www.linkedin.com/groups/3628898

CraftHaus: 67 members http://crafthaus.ning.com/group/associationforcontemporaryjewellery

Our newest platform and fastest growing:
Instagram: 457 Followers https://www.instagram.com/acj.org.uk/

Twitter: 1234 Followers:https://twitter.com/ACJ_Org_UK

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on May 7, 2017 at 4:27am
  1. #ND17 returns to London’s Business Design Centre for 2weeks of design talent 28 June–1 July/ 5–8 July www.newdesigners.com/ @NewDesigners
Comment by Rebecca Skeels on May 6, 2017 at 11:51am

Lecturer / Senior Lecturer in Jewellery and Metalwork (0.5 FTE / 18.5 hours per week)
Arts Computing Engineering And Sciences
Academic
Grade 7/8 - £32,958 to £4...
http://www.jobs.ac.uk/job/AYV195/lecturer-senior-lecturer-jewellery...

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on May 6, 2017 at 11:49am

http://design.britishcouncil.org/blog/2017/apr/10/open-call-aarhus-...

ow to use creativity to develop cities on the rise
Applications are now open to UK-based practitioners for our first Aarhus Residency 2017. Apply by Sunday 14 May 2017.

The British Council, in partnership with the Creativity World Forum 2017 (CWF), is seeking applications from practitioners to participate in a residency programme in Aarhus, which will culminate with the CWF Conference (1 - 2 November 2017).

This is our first residency programme in Denmark, which will be part of the Aarhus 2017 European Capital of Culture programme. The residency is for UK-based practitioners, who work at the intersections of art, design and architecture, and who have an interest in critical investigations and interventions into what constitutes design innovation.

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on May 6, 2017 at 11:46am

https://www.autodesk.com/future-of-making-things   What is the future of making things?

The future of making is here, bringing with it radical changes in the way things are designed, made, and used. It’s disrupting every industry: architecture, engineering, and construction; manufacturing; and media and entertainment. With the right knowledge and tools, this disruption is your opportunity.

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on May 6, 2017 at 11:46am

https://www.autodesk.com/future-of-making-things   What is the future of making things?

The future of making is here, bringing with it radical changes in the way things are designed, made, and used. It’s disrupting every industry: architecture, engineering, and construction; manufacturing; and media and entertainment. With the right knowledge and tools, this disruption is your opportunity.

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on May 6, 2017 at 11:43am
  1. New Designers 2017 will set the scene for the future of design once again this year, showcasing everything from brutalist tea sets to illustrations inspired by vintage matchbox artwork. #ND17 runs in two parts from the 28 June - 1 July and 5 - 8 July, with each part exhibiting unique disciplines. For more information visit newdesigners.com

http://www.newdesigners.com/

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on May 6, 2017 at 11:39am

Bloomin' Jewels: the blossoming of the floral in contemporary jewellery
Private view on Tuesday 23rd May, 6-8pm
At Contemporary Applied Arts, 89 Southwark Street SE1

Curated by Corinne Julius, this special exhibition spotlights cutting-edge, imaginative and technically accomplished modern work whilst celebrating the long and esteemed tradition of depicting flowers and foliage in jewellery. Over 20 respected contemporary jewellers have been invited to offer work using the botanical as a starting point for the creation of jewellery. The results will surprise and dazzle anyone interested in contemporary jewellery, decorative arts, fashion, design and gardening. The show will also include a small loan display of historical floral pieces.

Featured jewellers include Zoe Arnold, Flora Bhattachary, Dorothy Hogg, Andrew Lamb, Wendy Ramshaw, Kayo Saito, Hans Stofer, Rie Taniguchi, Maud Traon, and Silvia Weidenbach.

See http://www.caa.org.uk/exhibitions/2017/bloomin-jewels/ for more details.

By courtesy of CAA and Corrine, members of the SJH and ACJ have been offered the opportunity to attend a private view of the exhibition.

Tickets are £12 per person and include wine and 'nibbles'. Members may bring one guest.

Please apply for tickets using the attached form, or tickets can be purchased online at: http://www.societyofjewelleryhistorians.ac.uk/bloomin

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on May 6, 2017 at 11:37am

Come and join us to celebrate the achievements of our 2016/2017 Artist in Residence at their exhibition ON AIR
The Vittoria Street Gallery is delighted to present new work from the Artists in Residence at the School of Jewellery
13 international Jewellery and Siversmithing Artists will be showcasing their new work made whilst on the residency programme.
The exhibition demonstrates a broad approach both in technical expertise and conceptual design, alongside a varied use of both conventional and unconventional materials.

Private View |Thursday 4th May | 6-8pm
Exhibition Dates|  5th-11th May | 10 – 4pm

 

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