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: 5 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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Started by Rebecca Skeels. Last reply by Rebecca Skeels Dec 1, 2019. 3 Replies

ACJ welcomes to its membership makers, collectors, curators, educators, gallerists and all who have in interest in or passion for contemporary jewellery. ACJ organises exhibitions, conferences, events, talks and workshops for its members and the public. We publish our print magazine Findings twice a year, send a monthly e-bulletin to members, packed with news, information & opportunities, and we run social media accounts which reach over 10,000 people with news and information - Facebook, Instagram, Twitter & YouTube. We do all this on an annual budget of about £25,000, funded by membership subscriptions. Would you like to donate to help us further this work? Any amount is welcome! PayPal donations can be made here:…Continue

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Comment by Rebecca Skeels on February 29, 2020 at 12:18pm
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Comment by Rebecca Skeels on February 29, 2020 at 11:52am
London Desire Jewellery & Silversmithing Fair
28 February-1 March 2020
Don't miss this opportunity to view and purchase work from around 100 of the UK's finest designer makers. See voucher at the bottom of this e-mail - a special bonus for our loyal customers! https://www.desirefair.com/
Comment by Rebecca Skeels on February 29, 2020 at 11:49am
For the third year running, the LOEWE FOUNDATION is proudly sponsoring Collect, the Crafts Council's international art fair for modern craft and design
 
At the event, we will have a stand in the West Wing of Somerset House, where visitors can learn more about the LOEWE FOUNDATION Craft Prize.
 
This year, our president Sheila Loewe is introducing Collect 2020's headline talk on Saturday 29 February. Chaired by jury president Anatxu Zabalbeascoa, the talk will see Craft Prize 2019 finalists Giovanni Corvaja and Kazuhito Takadoi in discussion.
 
Throuhout the fair, signs will be placed at gallery stands that are showing the works of Craft Prize finalists.
 
27 February 2020 - 11am-5pm
28 February to 1 March 2020 - 11am-6pm
 
Somerset House
West Wing
Booth W9A
London WC2R 1LA
Comment by Rebecca Skeels on February 29, 2020 at 11:47am
Eileen Gatt - Jeweller and Silversmith
 
CRAFT IN FOCUS
 
Scottish jewellery designer and silversmith Eileen Gatt has been designing and making jewellery for over 20 years.
 
Based in the picturesque Black Isle in the Scottish Highlands, Eileen is fascinated by the mystical interaction between people and the sea, and often uses traditional customs and superstitions as starting points for her designs. Her whimsical yet sophisticated creations evoke a sense of nostalgia and allow the wearer to create their own sense of attachment and meaning. Eileen also loves to inject a little humour where possible!
 
Over the span of her career Eileen has invested her years both in developing her distinctive collections, as well as supporting emerging talent through her time spent teaching at jewellery institutions across the country. In her early career, Eileen won a Royal Academy scholarship to work with Inuit stone carvers in Alaska, an experience which has fuelled her fascination with the Arctic ever since. Having collaborated with storytellers from both Scotland and North America, Eileen continues to draw her inspiration from the Polar wilderness and Inuit culture, Scottish folklore and landscapes, and the small fishing communities found along Scotland’s East Coast.
 
Read more about Eileen, her background, inspiration and work! https://www.craftinfocus.com/eileen-gatt-jewellery-designer-and-sil...
Comment by Rebecca Skeels on February 29, 2020 at 11:36am

An international research team developed a powerful adhesive with comparable strength to Superglue, made of plant-based cellulose nanocrystals and without the need for toxic solvents. https://materialdistrict.com/article/biobased-superglue-toxic-solve...

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on February 29, 2020 at 11:34am
Comment by Rebecca Skeels on February 29, 2020 at 11:33am
Colour and light by Sarah Packington...
 
MADE BY HAND
 
These new 'Block Necklaces' catch the light beautifully. They're handmade from highly polished clear acrylic and given bold, textured coloured edges. https://madebyhandonline.com/products/block-necklace
 

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Rebecca Skeels commented on Rebecca Skeels's group The Association for Contemporary Jewellery
"new report, The Market for Craft.   We’ve also given you links to some studies on the (positive and negative) impact of Covid-19 – and evidence on why it’s good to craft!   There will be no newsletter in June as some…"
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Rebecca Skeels commented on Rebecca Skeels's group The Association for Contemporary Jewellery
"We encourage you to promote your Graduate students & the educational programs by publishing your School Degree Shows 2020…"
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"Cove Park’s unique programme of residencies respond to the diversity of contemporary practice in all the art forms, providing the time, space and freedom required to develop new work within a supportive and inspiring context.…"
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