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: 66
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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 
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 September 22, 2018 at 8:58am

CALL FOR ENTRIES

EiM_featureSNAG will celebrate its 50th Anniversary next year at the 2019 Chicago conference, The Loop: Coming Full Circle. The Exhibition in Motion (EiM) committee is seeking works that reflect this milestone. The EiM is a runway-type live exhibition event that takes place at the conference.

How do you see gold? Glitz, glam, indulgent, excessive, subtle or even demure? Gold goes beyond a material, it is a color, a signifier and a feeling. Translate the idea of gold literally, or let it transport you to a golden place.

As always you must, GO BIG–think feet, not inches. All works will be presented on live models and must be large scale and easily viewed from a runway.

Submissions of all kinds are allowed, from completed works to sketched proposals. The goal of the EiM committee is to present a selection of works that exemplifies and celebrates the diversity of the SNAG community.

Collaborations, class projects and international applications are encouraged! AURUM is open to all from the beginner to professional. All are encouraged to apply.

Become part of the legacy, apply by October 18, 2018. Entry form located at bottom of this page.

IMPORTANT DATES:

Application due: October 18, 2018

Artists notified of acceptance: November 12, 2018

Images of final work for publication: April 1, 2019

Committee Co-Chairs: Celina Zisman, Louise Perrone & Matt Lambert

Please direct any questions to Matt Lambert

SNAG Member Application Fee: $25

Non-Member Application Fee: $45

(Groups and collaborations only pay one fee per proposal.)

https://www.snagmetalsmith.org/conferences/the-loop/programs-events...

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on September 22, 2018 at 8:54am
Art in Action and Handmade in Britain present...
Handmade Oxford - The International Contemporary Art Festival
Thursday 27 - Sunday 30 June 2019
Waterperry Gardens, Waterperry, Oxford OX33 1LA
Comment by Rebecca Skeels on September 22, 2018 at 8:32am
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Comment by Rebecca Skeels on September 22, 2018 at 8:30am

Handmade at Kew - The International Contemporary Craft Fair
Thursday 4 - Sunday 7 October 2018
Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, Richmond TW9 3AB
handmadeinbritain.co.uk/kew

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on September 22, 2018 at 7:40am

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Press Friday, September 21, 2018, San Francisco, California:

Emily Shaffer has won the 2018 Halstead Grant for new jewelry businesses. Emily Shaffer Studio started three years ago in Franklin, Maine, and will be moving to a new location in Ellsworth, Maine, in October. Emily receives a $7,500 cash grant, $1,000 in jewelry supplies, a trip to Prescott, Arizona, the cover and a feature spread in the grant publication, Reveal, a feature profile, a jewelry showcase in the 2019 Halstead catalog, press assistance, a detailed feedback report from the judging committee, and a signature trophy.

Grant founder and Halstead president Hilary Halstead Scott says, "She has a gift for getting all the pieces of business to work together. We were impressed with Emily's sophisticated mix of marketing and strategy."

Emily received her BFA in crafts - fine metal jewelry and BS in art education from Kutztown University, where she was selected as a student exhibitor in the Philadelphia Museum of Art and Craft Show. She also received the J. Allen Pawling Craft Memorial Award, was named an American Craft Week 30 Under 30 Rising Star, and was a Top 5 finalist for the 2017 Halstead Grant last year.

Guest judge Michael David Sturlin says, "This year's winner, Emily Shaffer, has a very compelling and marketable body of work supported by a well thought-out business strategy and a realistic approach that is sure to propel her forward. I am excited to see her make the next big steps in her continuing success story."

The Halstead Grant competition recognizes other strong entries in two divisions. (Results within each group are in no particular order.) The Top 5 finalists are Stacy Rodgers Jewelry, Emma Elizabeth Jewelry, Lemak, Inc., and VLM Jewelry. The Top 10 finalists are Sarah Zentz Jewelry, TIN HAUS, Elana Jovero Jewelry, Lou Jewels, and Alexandra Scarlett Jewelry. Top 5 finalists receive $500 and Top 10 finalists receive $250.

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on September 22, 2018 at 7:37am

We have searched the UK to find a range of craft talents to feature in our new film series What’s Your Craft. Subscribe now so you don't miss an episode https://craftscouncil.us7.list-manage.com/track/click?u=a47fc1f38d7...

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on September 22, 2018 at 7:26am
Crafts Council maker of the Week is Sarah Herriot who is exhibiting in Week 1 (25-30 September) of Goldsmiths' Fair.
Comment by Rebecca Skeels on September 16, 2018 at 12:23pm
Comment by Rebecca Skeels on September 16, 2018 at 9:14am
Claire Allain
Jewellery Showcase
Having recently returned to the UK after living in New Zealand for ten years, Claire has been experimenting with new techniques. She has been working with a variety of techniques and marrying metals together to create wearable sculptures or as she likes to call them wearable “Sketches”, like little mini contemporary paintings. They are marked or imprinted in some form or another, drilled, enamelled or embellished with firing 24ct gold foil on top.
Comment by Rebecca Skeels on September 13, 2018 at 3:27pm
 

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