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: 3 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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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: 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 27, 2017 at 8:53am

AS Part of the ACJ 20:20 visions exhibtion at the Goldsmiths Centre there are some extras to book onto!!

Curator's Talk - 20:20 Visions: Celebrating 20 Years of the ACJ – 27th June
http://www.goldsmiths-centre.org/whats-on/public-events/curators-ta...
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Talk: Found Objects - 20:20 Visions: Celebrating 20 Years of the ACJ – 21st June
http://www.goldsmiths-centre.org/whats-on/public-events/talk-found-...

Interactive Film Screening - 20:20 Visions: Celebrating 20 Years of the ACJ – 15th June
http://www.goldsmiths-centre.org/whats-on/public-events/interactive...

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on May 20, 2017 at 11:18am

clerkenwell design week

http://www.clerkenwelldesignweek.com/cdw-additions/kei-tominaga/?ut...

KEI TOMINAGA was launched in 2012 as jewellery, silverware and metalwork design brand by Kei Tominaga, a London based artist originally from Tokyo.

Tominaga pursued metal sculpture and smithing both in the undergraduate and master’s degree at Tokyo University of the Arts. After graduation, she began her career in product design to bring her work to a wider audience. Besides working on solo contemporary product collections, she has also collaborated with global architects and designers.

Tominaga brings ‘lightness’ to metal objects. She treats metals just as other everyday materials such as paper and fabric. She believes that pursuing simplicity will bring out the strength and purity of metal.

KEI TOMINAGA’s new line of wall panel series and metal objects ( sculpture) – Texture on Reflection – is launching at CDW. She creates texture on the bent/ curved metal surfaces that provides continual variation in the look of her work.

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on May 20, 2017 at 11:16am

The 12 finalists in with a chance of scooping the Woman’s Hour Craft Prize will be announced live on Woman’s Hour on Monday morning. Tune in!

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b007qlvb?utm_source=Master+List&...

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on May 20, 2017 at 11:15am

Craft Central Moves To The Forge

http://craftcentral.createsend1.com/t/ViewEmail/i/4E530E9DE7AECBD0?...

The Forge, grade 2 listed, was part of the Victorian iron shipbuilding industry. The imaginative conversion by Emrys Architects and iSpace Corporate Interiors places a free standing birch wood construction within the listed walls. There will be self-contained studios, workspaces, meeting rooms and a large exhibition space using the full height of this magnificent building....

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on May 20, 2017 at 11:13am

V&A unveils new museum shop inspired by “craftsmanship”

The remodelled retail space has been designed by architectural practice Friend & Company, and features a craft demonstration area and tiled flooring inspired by the V&A’s own ceramics collection.
https://www.designweek.co.uk/issues/8-14-may-2017/va-unveils-new-mu...

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on May 20, 2017 at 11:09am

Createch 2017

We are expecting as much change in the next 20 years as in the preceding 60. Entrepreneurs, Intrapreneurs and creative thinkers are taking the lead in this rapidly changing world fostered by technology and enabled by creativity.

Createch 2017 brings together established global leaders from a variety of economic sectors who will share their vision for the next 20 years with businesses in the Createch sector who will share how they are disruptors and innovators in this space.

Participants from industry will be able to meet with Britain’s leading creative thinkers, communication specialists, designers and developers of artificial intelligence and virtual reality solutions to help them differentiate their product / service, find new ways of engaging with customers and generate loyalty.

Participants from the Createch sector will hear about the challenges and opportunities that the blurring of technology into every part of our lives presents to global companies and gain insights into how the sector can help shape our collective future.

The Summit will celebrate the role of Createch in economic growth and job generation across the wider economy as well as highlight future opportunities for collaboration from industry leaders from a variety of sectors including Retail, Healthcare, Finance, Sport and Entertainment.

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/createch-2017-tickets-33487665509?ut...

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on May 20, 2017 at 10:56am

West Dean Arts and Craft Festival
2 - 4 June 2017, 10am-5pm (last entry 4pm)

https://www.myonlinebooking.co.uk/westdean/buyavail.aspx?tid=456&am...



Admission ticket prices shown are EARLY BIRD- you save 20% on full price, book before Friday 26th May.

Please ensure you have a valid admission ticket for the event when booking workshops

Some workshops are now fully booked online, there will be limited tickets for all workshops available each day.

The children's workshops are available for children between the ages of 5 and 12 years old and they must be accompanied by an adult, who holds a valid admission ticket, at all times.

Students will need to show a student ID card or NUS card with their event ticket.
WD Arts & Craft Festival 2017

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on May 20, 2017 at 10:53am

Jeweller Corrinne Eira Evans is travelling to Canada in July to research First Nations Art. She's busy fundraising for the trip and is offering a very generous 40% off her current collection. Corrinne's jewellery is entirely handmade and has wonderful combinations of silver, gold and titanium. Some of her work uses the ancient technique of flat chain mailing, which creates a fluid and tactile 'fabric'. Our 40% reduction ends midnight Sunday 21st May, so best be quick!
https://madebyhandonline.com/collections/corrinne-eira-evans-contem...

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on May 20, 2017 at 10:53am

Eclectic, feminine jewellery by Julia Parry-Jones:

https://madebyhandonline.com/products/fragment-bracelet

Delicately embellished swirls of silver, nestling amongst sumptuous silk ribbon wrapped around the wrist...Fragment Bracelets in a variety of colours by Julia Parry-Jones.

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on May 20, 2017 at 10:49am

An Interview with metalsmith + jeweler Amarette Gregor
When it comes to planning her career, Portland, Oregon metalsmith and jeweler Amarette Gregor is laser-focused. The artist recently participated in a CERF+ panel on building and sustaining careers at Clackamas County Arts Alliance’s Art Extravaganza in Oregon City.
 
A self-proclaimed "preparedness nerd", Amarette shares her strategies for a purposeful and sustainable career.

https://cerfplus.org/news/in-it-for-the-long-haul-building-a-strong...

 

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Rebecca Skeels commented on Rebecca Skeels's group The Association for Contemporary Jewellery
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Cecil Kemperink, NL: Ceramic Chain Mail

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"Symbihome", 2017

Copper, vitreous enamel, luster.

6.5"l x 4.5"w x 1.25"h.

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