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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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Comment by Rebecca Skeels on March 30, 2018 at 4:53am

We are pleased to announce the 2018 Mari Funaki Award for Contemporary Jewellery.

Entries open on 2 April at 12.00am AEST.

Please go to marifunakiaward.com for more information. Questions should be directed to Award Manager Natasha Sutila at award@galleryfunaki.com.au.

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on March 30, 2018 at 4:51am
Danny Ries
A Londoner born and bred, Danny creates jewellery in precious metal inspired by graphic motifs and sculptural shapes and forms.
 
Whilst striving to keep her designs simple and unfussy, her palette is typically a combination of contrasting black, white and gold metal. Her use of coloured gemstones is often playful yet minimal.
 
With a technical background in textile crafts combined with her training in traditional metalwork she enjoys experimenting with unorthodox combinations of craft disciplines and skills.
 
The current range can be viewed and purchased on this website, at JeDeCo Gallery at the OXO Tower London or at any of the other listed stockists.
Comment by Rebecca Skeels on March 30, 2018 at 4:50am
March Policy Brief
 
In our March round-up we bring you updates on:
 
Our latest research projects on:
the sensation of touch; and
the role of social media in craft practice and the specific experiences of Black and Minority Ethnic (BAME) women;
The creative economy: the launch of the Government’s sector deal; jobs of the future; the role of digital technology; digital exports; how arts subjects increase employability; the Cockpit Effect report; unpaid royalties repayments; and two reports on the funding environment for museums;
The role and value of arts and culture: a horizon scan for the arts and culture sector; innovation in cultural heritage; creative and cultural spillovers; a mapping exercise of arts and wellbeing; London’s draft cultural strategy;
A report on the pivotal role of studios in the creation of new works.
Comment by Rebecca Skeels on March 30, 2018 at 4:45am
Making Jewellery's May issue
 
This month it's all about texture. We bring you 75 elaborate designs – made using a bumper crop of mediums including metal and polymer clay. Bright and beautiful, the designs range from a stunning beaded Sky Diamonds statement set perfect for all seasons to a delicate Springtime Textures to celebrate the time of year. If it's celebrity style you're after, then make delightful Crystal Earrings designed for interior designer Linda Barker. Sit back, relax and discover our next instalment of our wirework beginners' guide. With a great range of projects and inspiration plus all our regular features, you'll find plenty of exciting ways to enjoy spring in the May issue of Making Jewellery, out now!
 
Buy online | Subscribe | ​Digital edition​ https://pocketmags.com/making-jewellery-magazine#55def90f9754f
Comment by Rebecca Skeels on March 30, 2018 at 4:43am
Comment by Rebecca Skeels on March 30, 2018 at 4:42am
Sally Vanderpump
After more than 10'years in journalism, Sally completed a Level 3 diploma in contemporary jewellery design at Vannetta Seecharran School of Jewellery and an electroformin group course with Katrin Spramger. She works in her north London garden studio.
Comment by Rebecca Skeels on March 30, 2018 at 4:41am

Helen Shere
Helen’s jewellery is inspired by illustration and is based on natural themes such as birds and trees, produced in a distinctively quirky style that is instantly recognisable.

After graduating from the University of Derby with a design degree in 2004, Helen knew that her real passion was to make jewellery, and set about learning how to do that. Today, working from her home studio in Nottingham, Helen creates her jewellery from cutting and stamping silver sheet and wire. The collection is mainly in silver, with accents of copper and brass for colour and texture. Helen uses detailed pattern effectively to ‘draw’ on the surface of the silver, using techniques such as stamping and oxidising, creating an individual look and feel to the jewellery.

https://www.acj.org.uk/index.php/cb-profile/sheredesign01

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on March 30, 2018 at 4:39am
Inhorgenta awards 2018
Comment by Rebecca Skeels on March 30, 2018 at 4:37am

VICENTE GRACIA BENSA - JEWELLERY DESIGNER - SPAIN
https://madineurope.eu/fr/metiers_d_art/histoires_de_talent/176/vic...(EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_3_27_2018)&goal=0_1464d8e47c-4fe18af64f-86518093

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on March 30, 2018 at 4:35am

Call for Entries
ACJ 2018 Members’ Show at New Ashgate Gallery

This year’s members’ show is another selling exhibition at NAG, following our success in the 2016

Choice!

Selected members will each show a small collection of pieces at the well-respected New Ashgate Gallery in Farnham, Surrey, near the University of Creative Arts.

Dates: Deadline for application 3rd April Delivery of work 18th May

Show open 9th June to 21st July

Costs: no application fee. Participants will pay £40, which includes return postage.

Commission: 50% of retail price goes to the Gallery, so the maker’s price is doubled.

Pricing: retail prices from £30 to about £1,000, with a good selection of the lower price points.

The work: a coherent collection of up to 10 pieces made within the last three years.

This year there will be no print catalogue, but we may publish an online catalogue on our website, using members’ own photos.

Deadline 3rd April

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