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 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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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 March 17, 2013 at 2:16pm
Comment by Rebecca Skeels on March 13, 2013 at 6:09am

Four minute video on silversmith Miriam Hanid

http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Nmrio-PlWU8&desktop_uri=%2Fwatch%3...

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on March 11, 2013 at 2:15pm
Society of North American Goldsmiths
Material Witness Call for Entries
The Georgia chapter of the Women's Caucus for Art invites self-identified woman artists 18+, living in the U.S. to submit images of their work to this juried exhibition at Agnes Scott College in Decatur, GA. All media welcome.

All the info you need to submit is on the Material Witness pages of the WCAGA website. The physical exhibit, in the Dalton Gallery, will be on display September 26 to November 15. Work in the exhibit will also be online for a year from the opening, and included in an exhibition catalog.

Deadline: April 1 through CaFE
http://www.wcaga.org/page/prospectus
Comment by Rebecca Skeels on March 10, 2013 at 5:49am
HS Walsh have launched their new website this week
Free postage on orders over £50.00 in March.
Remember ACJ members get 10% discount on nearly all items - see the ACJ website Member Only section for codes & details on this and several other discounts , like some 8% off silver at Cookson Precious Metals. Well worth the ACJ membership subscription!!
Comment by Rebecca Skeels on March 9, 2013 at 11:57am
Dear Designer,





Handmade in Britain is pleased to introduce you to exciting opportunities for designer makers coming up for 2013/14



Handmade in Britain 13: The Contemporary Crafts & Design Fair

8th - 10th November 2013

Chelsea Old Town Hall, London

This year we are looking forward to our 7th Handmade in Britain show, showcasing the best of contemporary craft & design in the stunning setting of Chelsea Old Town Hall. We are welcoming applications from all disciplines and from established makers and new talent alike. For information and to apply, please see the application pack, available on our website. The deadline for applications is 12th April 2013.

New for this year’s Chelsea Show, we celebrate exceptional new talent in our New Graduate Showcase. Open to designer-makers who graduated in 2012 or 2013, the showcase will form a dedicated gallery space in the main hall of Handmade in Britain 13. For more information, download the application pack. The deadline for applications is 12th April.



Looking further into the future, CRAFT will open its doors for the first time in January 2014.

CRAFT is a new trade show for contemporary craft & design from Clarion Events in association with Handmade in Britain. The launch of CRAFT is in response to increasing demand from retailers searching for high quality products with provenance; items which are truly unique and original; objects with heart, soul and individuality. CRAFT is the place where professional buyers will discover just such products.

We are now accepting applications to exhibit at CRAFT. You can find further information on the event on our website, and also within the application pack. We welcome interest from designer makers working in the UK and Europe, and the deadline for applications is 28th June. Please note that applications must be accompanied by an exhibition space contract, available on our website.





With best wishes from the Handmade in Britain team.





Handmade in Britain

020 7729 5704

4 Formosa Street W9 1EE

Follow Us @handmadebritain

www.handmadeinbritain.co.uk
Comment by Rebecca Skeels on March 9, 2013 at 11:55am

 Cockpit Arts / Leathersellers’ Award 2013 - call for entries

Applications are invited for The Cockpit Arts / Leathersellers’ Award 2013 judged this year by British designer, Bill Amberg. Cockpit Arts is an award winning creative business incubator for designer-makers in London. Its prestigious annual Cockpit Arts / Leathersellers’ Award is intended for a talented designer-maker who is seeking business development support to take their business to the next level. For this award the focus is the innovative use of leather, with generous sponsorship from The Leathersellers’ Company Charitable Fund. 

The Prize - free studio space and business development support for one year!

The Cockpit Arts Leathersellers’ Award recipient will be awarded a place at a Cockpit Arts incubator for a year, which includes the following benefits:

• Studio space for a year within the creative community of Cockpit Arts’ business incubator in central London 

• Business and professional development services including on-site coaching, a personalised development plan, access to finance, workshops and events

• A range of selling and promotional opportunities including Cockpit Arts Open Studios events

• Opportunity to collaborate with other designer-makers in the Cockpit community

• Access to office facilities and resource centre 

An application pack is available to download from www.cockpitarts.com

Deadline for applications: Friday 8 March 2013

Interviews with shortlisted applicants will be held on Friday 22 March 2013

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on March 9, 2013 at 11:51am
The Sussex Guild Contemporary Craft Show
Ditchling Village Hall & Church, Saturday 6 - Sunday 7 April
Designer makers of contemporary and traditional crafts. Visit their exhibiting members at Ditchling Village Hall this April or the Sussex Guild Shop & Gallery, where they also run craft workshops at:
Southover Grange, Southover Road, Lewes, East Sussex BN7 1TP
Open 7 days a week, 10am - 5pm
For more information call 01273 479565 or visit www.thesussexguild.co.uk
Comment by Rebecca Skeels on March 9, 2013 at 11:49am
CRAFT 2014 - call for applications
Clarion Events and Handmade in Britain have created CRAFT to provide a commercial platform for designer makers who wish to reach an audience of professional retailers and collectors. Craft is a new trade event for leading contemporary makers which will take place alongside Home and Top Drawer from the 12-14 January 2014 at Earls Court, London.
The launch of CRAFT is in response to increasing demand from retailers searching for high quality products with provenance; items which are truly unique and original; objects with heart, soul and individuality. CRAFT is the place where professional buyers will discover just such products.
Located alongside Home and Top Drawer at Earls Court in January 2014, CRAFT becomes the latest addition to Clarion’s rapidly growing portfolio of events. Housed in its own specially created space, CRAFT will be home to 100 contemporary makers who will be carefully selected by the CRAFT advisory panel.
14,000 trade buyers regularly attend Home and Top Drawer at the busiest buying time of the commercial year. Craft will be marketed to and attract professional, international and UK trade buyers, retailers, independents, multiples, department stores, museums & galleries, interior designers and corporate and public sector buyers, specifiers and collectors.
Deadline for applications: Friday 28 June 2013
For more information and to download an application pack visit
www.handmadeinbritain.co.uk/venue/
Comment by Rebecca Skeels on March 9, 2013 at 11:48am
Teaching Space for Artists
Do you want to run teaching workshops, art groups but not have suitable studio space at home?
Koru Arts have two art studios available, along with a fully equipped glass fusing studio for hire on either a morning, afternoon or full day basis. They can accommodate groups of up to 10 people - and also, in the summer months, have a large lawn which can be used for outside clases subject to weather. If required, a light lunch can be provided for students. Currently printmaker Tozzy Bridger is running workshops there on a regular basis - if you would like to attend one of Tozzy’s courses you can contact her direct on 07929 429495 or take a look at her website: www.tozzybridger.co.uk.
Koru Arts also offer regular glass classes - Introduction to Glass Fusing and Stained Glass for beginners. Both classes are run on a weekend and book up fairly quickly. If you would be interested in coming along please visit www.koruarts.co.uk or contact Jan Simpson on 07447 406426 to discuss suitable dates.
Subject to availability the studio rooms can be booked on an ongoing or simple one off basis. Rates start from £30.00
Comment by Rebecca Skeels on March 9, 2013 at 11:45am
festival of crafts - call for applications
Saturday 19 - Sunday 20 October 2013
This annual event is a major craft festival showcasing over 70 leading designer makers. The festival is recognised by Arts Council South East as one of the premier craft events in the region. Applications are welcome from makers producing original work. The show offers opportunities to well established craft practitioners as well as first time exhibitors and graduates. The selection process aims to offer visitors a variety of contemporary craft by innovative makers.
Deadline for applications: Tuesday 7 May 2013
Download an application form here.
For more information please contact Lynsey Nichols on 01252 745405 or email lynsey.nichols@farnhammaltings.com
 

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