The Association for Contemporary Jewellery


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.


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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 



• promote greater understanding of contemporary jewellery
• support jewellers’ creative and professional development
• develop audiences for this lively field of contemporary craft and design

Discussion Forum

What would you like to read or write about?

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: 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: 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:

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Comment by Rebecca Skeels on September 17, 2017 at 7:17am

Beijing International Jewelry Art Biennial 2017. Call for Entries
12Sep2017 - 18Sep2017
Beijing Institute of fashion Technology
Beijing, CHINA
DEADLINE: 18/09/2017

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on September 17, 2017 at 7:14am

We are SNAG: Appropriated Adornment. Call for Entries
October 1, 2017 – Deadline for Entry on
November 1, 2017* – Notification of Results to Artists (by email)
December 1, 2017 – Online Exhibition goes live on SNAG//SPACE website *Dates may be subject to change.

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on September 17, 2017 at 7:07am
This is the Guide where you will find all events related to JOYA and satellite events in different locations around the city of Barcelona.
On its 9th edition the fair includes: 49 selected artists, 6 winners of prestigious international awards, 3 galleries, 2 collectives, 3 international schools and 7 national, making a total of more than 300 artists from all over the world.
Besides that, you will find detailed information of the fair, the OFF JOYA exhibitions , 3 conferences, 3 award givings and 3 relevant interviews with Gésine Hackenberg, Liana Pattihis and Robin Antar Juries of Joya 2017 and 1 interview with the owners Of Ergo, a Chilean gallery taking part at the fair.
>> Contents will be updated during the coming month. To be informed and up to date, Click the Follow button at this page and get an e-mail alert when new events are updated.
Use our On Line Guide - Lokator to locate in Barcelona the events of the 2017 Joya Barcelona edition.
Comment by Rebecca Skeels on September 17, 2017 at 7:05am

London Art Fair turns 30
Discover exceptional modern and contemporary art from around the world by renowned artists from the 20th century to today.

London Art Fair returns for its 30th anniversary, presenting over 100 leading British and international galleries alongside specially curated spaces, Art Projects and Photo50.

Taking place from 17-21 January 2018, London Art Fair is an unmissable opening to the international art calendar.
Early Booking Offer
Tickets for London Art Fair 2018 are now on sale.

For a very limited time, you can purchase 2 Day Tickets for just £15.95* by using the code EARLYREWARD - offer ends 10 October.

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on September 17, 2017 at 6:53am

We are looking for a few more volunteers to help on the ACJ stand at the Goldsmiths' Hall for the Make Your Mark event, organised by the Assay Office London. In particular for Tuesday 31 October (but offers for the 1 Nov would also be gratefully received!).

This is aimed at students on precious metal courses across the UK.

We need people to staff our stall and tell visitors about ACJ and the benefits of being a member.

If you could spare a few hours it would really help.

On Tuesday 31st October,  the event is open 10.30am to 5.30pm.

On Wednesday 1st November, the event will open at 10.00 am and finishes at 4.00pm.

If you are able to help, please email me at


Haru Sakai

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on September 17, 2017 at 6:47am

20th Annual General Meeting of the Association for Contemporary Jewellery
On Thursday 5th October 2017, 4pm
At the School of Jewellery, 82-86 Vittoria St, Birmingham, B1 3PA

Location, map and travel directions can be found here:

After this brief meeting, there is a special event being held at the same location to celebrate the 20:20 Visions exhibition. ACJ chair Terry Hunt will be in conversation with two of the featured artists, Stephen Bottomley and Emily Kidson. This will be followed by a chance to see the exhibition and enjoy a glass of wine!

Key times:
4 - 5pm –  AGM
5 - 6pm – Terry Hunt, in conversation with Stephen Bottomley and Emily Kidson
6 - 8pm – Opportunity to view the show, meet ACJ artists and members and enjoy a glass of wine in the Vittoria Street Gallery
Agenda, the minutes of the 2016 meeting, and our annual accounts will be available at the meeting but if you would copies beforehand, please let me know.

Please let me know if you are able to attend the AGM by emailing

If you would like to attend the 20:20 Visions talk and private view, please book your free place here

We look forward to seeing you in Birmingham.

Best wishes,
Association for Contemporary Jewellery

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on September 17, 2017 at 6:38am

upcoming application deadline for our free business taster programme; Getting Started, which runs from Monday 8 to Friday 12 January 2018. Getting Started is open to recent graduates (completed in the past 5 years) from a UK certified precious metalwork or related course and is supported by the Goldsmiths’ Company. The week is made up of over 20 interactive sessions, lectures and inspirational talks focussing on the skills required to set up in a creative business. Every workshop is designed to help attendees to get to grips with the practicalities of setting up in business. We are now seeking new talent who have real potential to succeed and who will benefit from learning about topics such as developing their social media presence, understanding pricing and the art of networking. As part of the week, leading industry experts will give graduates the benefits of their experience with past speakers including Stephen Webster, Nan Nan Liu, Leo deVroomen, Liz Olver and Tomasz Donocik. This year successful applicants will also have the unique opportunity to showcase their work at the Goldsmiths’ Centre from November to early January as part of the Shine 2017 selling showcase as well as meeting other new graduates, business experts and industry members at an exclusive industry reception. If you know a student would like to apply for a place on Getting Started, please ask them to do this before Friday 6 October 2017. They can find more information and application forms on our website at I have attached the application form and a picture for social media for you to send out to your alumni groups. Please do let your alumni know about Getting Started and we look forward to receiving their applications! Thank you very much for your support. With very best wishes, Helen Helen Dobson Programme Leader – Talent Development T: + 44 (0)207 566 7660 F: + 44 (0)207 606 7151 E

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on September 17, 2017 at 6:38am

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
31 Oct. 2017: Submissions close
Jan. 2018: Shortlist of finalists announced
April 2018: Exhibition of finalist works in London
May 2018: Winner announced

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on September 17, 2017 at 6:27am
Saturday 23 September 2017, 10am-4.30pm
If you are a professional or apprentice engraver with skills to share please join us in London on 23 September to help shape the future of hand engraving. Led by Angus McFadyen and award-winning teacher Wayne Parrott, this free one-day workshop will give participants the opportunity to learn and share teaching skills. By the end of the day, we hope to have a proposed training programme to take us through 2018. Thanks to the support of the Goldsmiths' Centre, Association volunteers and funds from the Association, this event will be free to attend and includes lunch. However, booking is essential so please reserve your place now with Sally Dodson.
Comment by Rebecca Skeels on September 17, 2017 at 6:19am

Based in Brentford, West London, we are a small to medium workshop specializing in high end lighting and furniture for London and International interior design projects. We are looking for experienced crafts metal workers to work full time and part time.

We work mainly in brass and mild steel and have various hand and machine tools in the workshop including pipe and section bender, metal rollers, metal lathe, cross cut saw, mig welder, gas braising equipment, patination tanks, polishing wheel and linishing belts, circle cutter, guillotine and sheet metal folder. You can see our Pinterest page for examples of the kind of work we are involved with. A keen eye for detail, ability to work from technical design drawings, friendly and positive attitude, understanding of quality would all be bonus.
How to Apply

By email to


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