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: on Saturday

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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Hello ACJ followers, Likers and Members. Could you comment on this post and let us know the one thing you like to see on our networks and the one thing you would prefer not to see! Thank you.

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Comment by Rebecca Skeels on February 6, 2018 at 6:07am

UCA would like to offer a free ticket to the Future Craft Conference in exchange for writing a review and report for the ACJ Findings Magazine. Please contact Rebecca Skeels if you are interested. https://www.facebook.com/events/176255089772696/

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on February 6, 2018 at 6:05am

UCA would like to offer a free ticket to the Rising Stars Symposium in exchange for writing a review and report for the ACJ Findings Magazine. Please contact Rebecca Skeels if you are interested. https://www.facebook.com/events/379740612486737/

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on February 3, 2018 at 10:09am
Apply for Goldsmiths’ Fair 2018
Applications to participate in 2018 close at 9am, Monday 26 February.
Apply now to be part of the UK's most exciting showcase for contemporary jewellery and silver, now in its 36th year.
Last year's Fair showcased 126 of the UK's best designer-makers working in gold and silver, and welcomed over 8,500 visitors to the magnificent Goldsmiths' Hall in the City of London.
All information and instructions for the online application can be found on the website.
Applicants will be advised of the outcome after the Selection Committee meets in March.
Week One
25 – 30 September 2018
Week Two
2 – 7 October 2018
Comment by Rebecca Skeels on February 3, 2018 at 10:04am
Celebrate the delights of knitting & crochet at our tenth anniversary unravel festival.
Workshops are now on sale!
Tickets are flying out for our workshop programme, so be quick if you want to bag your space. A workshop ticket includes same day entry to the festival.
Comment by Rebecca Skeels on February 3, 2018 at 10:02am
last few days:
 
HammerClub Competition 2018
15Dec2017 - 04Feb2018
GfG
Hanau, GERMANY
DEADLINE: 04/02/2018
Comment by Rebecca Skeels on February 3, 2018 at 10:00am
 
Preziosa Young Design Competition 2019 Call for Applications
29Jan2018 - 15Nov2018
Florence
Florence, ITALY
DEADLINE: 15/11/2018
Comment by Rebecca Skeels on February 3, 2018 at 9:58am
 
SIERAAD 2018 Call for Applications
25Jan2018 - 25Mar2018
Gasholder WesterGasfabriek
Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS
DEADLINE: 25/03/2018
Comment by Rebecca Skeels on February 3, 2018 at 9:55am

The date letter for 2018 is a lower case t - it is set inside a square shield design with chamfered corners. We started to apply these to your work from the first working day of the new year - Tuesday 2 January. Read about the anatomy of your hallmark: https://www.assayofficelondon.co.uk/hallmarking/uk-hallmarks

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on February 3, 2018 at 9:45am
The Crafts Council’s latest research report, Supporting makers to export, explores how UK makers working in a range of disciplines are exporting internationally. We are keen to strengthen makers’ export capability and to gain insight into craft exports before trade relations and laws change following Brexit. This small (non-scientific) survey of makers’ needs identifies some of the barriers to exporting and shows that a quarter of respondents’ sales are from international work. The report will inform our programming to support makers’ professional development.
 
Comment by Rebecca Skeels on February 3, 2018 at 9:40am
This Month's Craft in Focus Featured Maker:
Brian Eburah - Jeweller
 
 
Brian Eburah on his stand
Brian specialises in anodizing titanium and niobium, incorporating them with precious metals and a selection of stones into jewellery and small artworks. His design inspirations are also available as canvas or photographic prints.
Titanium, niobium and tantalum have unique properties in producing iridescent colours when applying a DC voltage. Unlike anodized aluminium no pigments are involved, with the colours being created when light refracts off the metal surface after passing through the hard oxide layer produced through the anodizing process. The individual colours depend on the thickness of the oxide layer based on the voltage applied.
Brian was introduced to these techniques at Central School of Art in the 1970s and has developed the colouring processes over the years. New methods and ideas are often seen through trying to replicate details from nature or often learning from mistakes!
 
 
 

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Rebecca Skeels commented on Rebecca Skeels's group The Association for Contemporary Jewellery
"    The National @ Funaki:   10 April - 5 May (please note there is no opening event).   Gallery Funaki, 4 Crossley St Melbourne     Funaki @ The National:   8 May - 2 June   The National, 249…"
Saturday
Rebecca Skeels commented on Rebecca Skeels's group The Association for Contemporary Jewellery
"  Private View 24 April 2018 5 - 8pm     The ‘Collective Invites’ makers invite you collectively to their PRIVATE VIEW on Tuesday 24 April 2018 5 - 8pm at 67 York Street, Marylebone, W1H…"
Saturday
Rebecca Skeels commented on Rebecca Skeels's group The Association for Contemporary Jewellery
"Dear Friends, I am very honored to announce two new programs currently operating at the ILJMuseum. The Hephaistos Summer School and the Jewelry Artist in Residenceprogram, JaIR, open this summer for the first time in a…"
Saturday
Rebecca Skeels commented on Rebecca Skeels's group The Association for Contemporary Jewellery
"festival of crafts returns on Saturday 27 & Sunday 28 October 2018. festival of crafts is an annual two day craft event held at Farnham Maltings. Now in its 22nd year, the festival is well established in the craft calendar and features a…"
Saturday
Rebecca Skeels commented on Rebecca Skeels's group The Association for Contemporary Jewellery
"Still Shining Jewellery Exhibition by Czech Centre London The first UK showcase of contemporary Czech jewellery designers, hosted by Gallery SO.…"
Saturday
Rebecca Skeels commented on Rebecca Skeels's group The Association for Contemporary Jewellery
"Charity: Grant for the UK Men's Shed AssociationThe Goldsmiths’ Company Charity has awarded a grant of £3,000 a year for three years to the UK Men's Shed Association. Sheds are community spaces for older men to meet, connect,…"
Saturday
Rebecca Skeels commented on Rebecca Skeels's group The Association for Contemporary Jewellery
"13 April - 1 July 2018 Following on from its display at the Ruthin Craft Centre and the Harley Gallery, Made for the Table will be exhibited at the Holburne Museum in Bath until 1 July 2018.Made for the Table presents contemporary silver from the…"
Saturday

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