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 20, 2017 at 9:40am
Comment by Rebecca Skeels on May 19, 2017 at 11:09am
Great PV last night at the Goldsmiths centre for the ACJ anniversary touring show 20:20 Visions. Do visit soon.
Comment by Rebecca Skeels on May 19, 2017 at 11:08am
‪New book available #SolderingforJewellers @ H S Walsh & Sons Ltd https://www.hswalsh.com/product/soldering-jewellers-rebecca-skeels-...
Comment by Rebecca Skeels on May 14, 2017 at 9:28am

https://klimt02.net/about/internships
INTERNSHIPS

Klimt02 offers to students (Master or Bachelor degree) or professionals the opportunity to undertake internships for a period of 4 to 6 months; the exact time will be agreed with the applicant.

We offer different positions depending on the candidate's skills and profile.
Work at Klimt02 isn’t a “bench work” and most of the time will be spent in front of a computer / thinking. For this role it is very important to be aware of what is currently happening in the jewellery field, how the industry works but also  it’s a theoretical work. We work with databases, contact artists, discuss new ways of publication...

Department directors of the schools are welcome to contact us in order to establish an official and regular agreement.
Please mail us at klimt@klimt02.net

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on May 14, 2017 at 9:26am

The 2017 edition of Sieraad Jewellery Art Fair opens the doors in November 9th. The direct contact with the designers is one of the most attractive aspects for visitors. The enormous variety in styles, ranging from the more traditional to explicitly artistic and experimental, also forms an inspiration for each visitor to find something to their own taste.

This year Sieraad is offering a new stand format for Klimt02 members, 6m2 for 2 jewellers. Apply now, only few stands available.

https://klimt02.net/events/fairs/sieraad-2017-gasholder-westergasfa...

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on May 14, 2017 at 9:17am

New Designers 2017 will showcase the next generation of designers and their response to some of the most prominent contemporary issues in their works, including climate change, the refugee crisis and sustainable living this summer. Head to the website for more information about this year’s designers and to start planning your visit http://www.newdesigners.com/ 

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on May 14, 2017 at 9:10am

London Craft Week 2018 9th-13th May
 
Have Your Say
We are carrying out a survey to find out more about your experience at London Craft Week 2018. Let us know how you found out about us, how you rate the events you went to...give us suggestions for the future. If you could spare a few minutes we would love to hear your thoughts. http://research.audiencesurveys.org/s.asp?k=149148136834

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on May 14, 2017 at 9:07am

MATERIAL BLAST
Thu 25 May 2017   
6pm - 8.30pm, Free (beer included)

6 speakers. 6 min each. 6 materials. 6 material designers present one product each in superfast presentations. Handle the materials presented and ask questions from the designers afterwards. Book now
http://www.goldsmiths-centre.org/whats-on/public-events/material-bl...

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on May 14, 2017 at 9:07am

Assembly Margate report: Across two days of talks, workshops and get-togethers, Assembly Margate explored the specifics of living and working as an artist in a town with a small population where art can be a contentious subject. Read more
 https://www.a-n.co.uk/news/assembly-margate-working-artists-compell...

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on May 14, 2017 at 8:49am

Carve your own ring
Sketch a design and carve your own ring alongside trained jewellers at London Rocks Jewellery in London's Jewellery Quarter, Hatton Garden. http://www.clerkenwelldesignweek.com/cdw-fringe/london-rocks-jewell...

 

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Rebecca Skeels commented on Rebecca Skeels's group The Association for Contemporary Jewellery
"There were great discussions about tool-making and lots of practical tips at our 20:20 Visions conference earlier this month, thanks to Tim Blades' workshop session."
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"I think that all her work is very beautiful and interesting....I wonder if she is very frustrated when poor handling breaks a link.  Or how she deals with the frustration that the work is beyond my people's expectations for jewelry.…"
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Harriete E Berman commented on Brigitte Martin's blog post Cecil Kemperink, NL: Ceramic Chain Mail
"Very interesting.  Show what happens when an artist keeps working, and working, and working. "
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The Justified Sinner commented on Brigitte Martin's blog post Cecil Kemperink, NL: Ceramic Chain Mail
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Cecil Kemperink, NL: Ceramic Chain Mail

At first I thought this must be 3D printed, but it is not. It's fabricated, link by link.So in love with this cross-over application. Ceramics x Fiber and also x Jewelry. Visual artist Cecil Kemperink creates ceramic sculptures. …See More
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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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