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.


Location: UK
Members: 67
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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 2, 2017 at 9:38am
Innovate 2017: Early bird tickets available to UK’s biggest innovation event
Innovate UK’s flagship event returns from 8 to 9 November 2017, taking place at the National Exhibition Centre (NEC), Birmingham. Come and find out about the future of industry and meet with other entrepreneurs, investors and business experts.
Buy now and save up to £70 on your tickets. Offer closes 8 September.
Comment by Rebecca Skeels on September 2, 2017 at 9:34am
Comment by Rebecca Skeels on September 2, 2017 at 9:34am
Jerwood Makers Open 2017
New Brewery Arts, Brewery Court, Cirencester, Glos. GL7 1JH
16 September - 5 November
Mon-Sat 9am-5pm, Sun 10am-4pm

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on September 2, 2017 at 9:26am
Elements: A Festival of Jewellery, Silver and Gold
Lyon & Turnbull, 33 Broughton Place, Edinburgh EH1 3RR
2-5 November
For further information and a full list of exhibitors visit
Comment by Rebecca Skeels on September 2, 2017 at 9:21am
Released today - the latest edition of craft&design Online! Our September/October online magazine brings you some fantastic features, fabulous fairs, great galleries, creative courses, wonderful workshops... and loads more!
Lots to read, lots to watch and plenty of the Information and Inspiration that craft&design is known for.
Get your free Sept/Oct craft&design Online magazine here:
Comment by Rebecca Skeels on September 2, 2017 at 9:20am
International Prize in Art Jewelry with $7,500 Cash Prize
Friday, September 1, 2017, San Francisco, California, USA--AJF is pleased to announce the 2018 Artist Award is now accepting applications. The application period will close on November 15, 2017, at 11:59 p.m., Mountain Time Zone (Denver, Colorado, USA).
The AJF Artist Award is offered through AJF's award and grant program and celebrates innovation in jewelry by a young artist. Through the AJF Artist Award, AJF acknowledges promise, innovation, and individuality in hope the careers of rising artists that will direct the future development of art jewelry. Ambitious contemporary jewelry artists age 35 and under are invited to apply for this international prize in contemporary art jewelry, which includes US$7,500 for the winner, as well as an exhibition during Schmuck in March 2018 for the winner and four finalists.
This year winner will be selected by a panel of distinguished professionals in the field including Swedish collector Inger Wästberg, Australian curator Su san Cohn, and American artist and 2016 AJF Artist Award winner Lynn Batchelder.
Complete guidelines and application information can be found here.
Comment by Rebecca Skeels on September 2, 2017 at 9:17am
The Sculpture Objects Functional Art and Design (SOFA) Fair in Chicago is the premier gallery-presented art fair dedicated to three-dimensional art and design. On par with Art Basel and TEFAF Maastricht, SOFA is produced by Urban Expositions, a Clarion Events company.
Critically acclaimed and continuously running since 1994, what distinguishes SOFA from other top art events is its focus on three-dimensional artworks that cross the boundaries of fine art, decorative art and design. SOFA is noted for its exceptional presentation, with an elite selection of international dealers presenting for sale one-of-a-kind masterworks in handsome, custom-designed gallery exhibits.
SOFA is held annually in the fall at Chicago's major destination, Navy Pier, with an average of 80 dealers and 35,000 people attending. Sales at the fair are estimated at 15-20 million dollars per show.
With a strong educational emphasis, SOFA CHICAGO includes an acclaimed lecture series and special exhibits exploring the artworks on view and surveying new trends in the art world. A VIP program includes exclusive events tailored to high-profile gallery clients and collector/museum groups.
SOFA has evolved into a dynamic international marketplace and community – a confluence of perspectives where art, design and people intersect.
Comment by Rebecca Skeels on September 2, 2017 at 9:07am
OPEN CALL - Kunsthuis Contemporary Gallery gives you the wonderful chance to become a part of its unique jewellery collection for 2017.
Kunsthuis contemporary gallery combines its range of Dutch Art with a collection of carefully selected British and International artists' work. As our gallery evolves we continue to gather a relevant, inspirational and contemporary collection of jewellery from all around the world. Fine design, individuality, craftsmanship and wearability are foremost among the qualities we seek.
We therefore warmly invite a range of contemporary jewellery makers for inclusion in Kunsthuis upcoming shows throughout 2017. We are seeking high quality images which represent a unique and captivating collection which demonstrates a strong interest in contemporary jewellery discourse.
Please keep in mind that the quality of the images you are submitting will play a dominant role in the selections; therefore, send only the best quality both professional and artistic photographs of your work.
Images are welcomed in JPG format and the resolution should be 350 dpi.
Comment by Rebecca Skeels on September 2, 2017 at 9:02am

VAULT COLLECTIVE is a collaborative group of curators based in Newcastle Upon Tyne. We are seeking submissions and proposals from artists based in and around the North East of England on the title 'CRAFTED WITH INTENT', an exhibition examining the interplay between ideas of 'Art' and 'Craft'.

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on September 2, 2017 at 8:58am
Call for Artist Submissions - Nasty Women UK Exhibition and Event

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