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.


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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 January 17, 2013 at 10:30am

Welcome Weston Beamor to Facebook A fabulous presentation from Glen and Ed today at UCA Farnham about all of there services and the exciting brooch made for the Queen!

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on January 17, 2013 at 10:20am
Our new training centre opens its doors in Dulwich at the end of the month. Courses are already recruiting and can be seen take a look!
Comment by Rebecca Skeels on January 14, 2013 at 1:44pm
Jewellery and objects in-progress by Molly Perrin

Exhibition open 15–20 January
10am–5.30pm daily

Royal College of Art
Kensington Gore London SW7 2EU
T: +44 (0)20 7590 4362

I am available by arrangement from Tuesday to Friday to show you round the exhibition, please contact me by email or phone.

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Comment by Rebecca Skeels on January 11, 2013 at 3:27am

Dear All,
 I am co-curating and making work for a contemporary craft project about mending with Walford Mill Crafts, which some of you will already be aware of. Things are now up and running well, and you may be interested to find out more. The project website is
On the site, as well as general information about the project, you will find pages about each of the five commissioned artists, some of whom are keeping a blog type diary of their work. Each of us are working with reference to mending in the context of different museum collections, which has sparked off wonderfully diverse starting points including the work of Anna Freud with bereaved children, a doll's broken leg, ethnic arm bracelets, and stapled ceramics.
The final stage of the project will be an exhibition at Walford Mill Crafts and the Priests House Museum in September 2013.

You will also find a 'mending stories' page on the site, where anyone can post text and images of a mending story of their own,  (it is extraordinary that just about everyone we have spoken with seems to have a story of some sort!). So do read what is already there, and it would be great if you also feel moved to make your own contributions.

You can follow us on Twitter and/or Facebook, and for those who don't go near social networking, if you click on the e-mail envelope icon next to the Facebook and Twitter buttons, you can sign up to an e-mail newsletter, which will be sent out from time to time, (not inundating your inbox I promise).

Many thanks to all those who have been so enthusiastic and supportive of getting this off the ground, and I hope some of you will enjoy following the project.

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Comment by Rebecca Skeels on January 10, 2013 at 2:53pm
Ann Marie Shillito has sent you a message.
Date: 1/10/2013
Subject: "3D PRINT A MODEL”: 1 day course 25/01/2013 for NON CAD users
Anarkik3D is running a 1 day course on 25th January 2013 - Learn the basics to "3D PRINT A MODEL. This course is for NON CAD users as we will be using Cloud9 3D modelling software!
This course is being held in Edinburgh and the 25th January is special as it is Burn's Night!
This is the shortened 1+ day course so we will use Cloud9's standard primitives etc, plus some extra forms, with the easy functions of deform, scale, mirror, copy/paste, rotate and move to construct 3D printable models to understand the constraints and potential that 3D printing can offer for artists and designers makers.

We are offering this again at the special December price of £150 (+VAT). Email us if you are interested ( asap.

Please pass this on to friends and colleagues (and family) too.

All best wishes for a good 2013.
Ann Marie
Comment by Rebecca Skeels on January 9, 2013 at 2:41pm
Getting Started 2013

This year the graduate event 'Getting Started' will be located for the first time at The Goldsmiths' Centre. The selected delegates come from universities around the country and will participate in one week of interactive seminars, workshops and guest speaker events. Advice offered will include how to create an expert CV, understanding the retail and manufacturing industry, building a brand, pricing your work and much more. The graduates will also have the opportunity to visit the Goldsmiths' Hall where they will take part in library sessions, a tour around the assay office and a seminar on the registration process and logo services. For more information on this event please contact Helen Dobson:
Comment by Rebecca Skeels on January 9, 2013 at 12:03pm

Goldsmiths’ Fair 2013 is now open for entries

Goldsmiths’ Fair is a prestigious two-week selling event for professional silversmiths and jewellers.  To be eligible to apply, all work must have been designed and made in the UK by the applicant themselves, include precious metal(s) and comply with the UK Hallmarking Act.
We will be offering 10 free graduate stands with bursaries; more details and eligibility requirements are in the application form.
For the opportunity to apply for Goldsmiths’ Fair 2013, please request a form by emailing your name and your postal address to:

Forms will be emailed back to you. Further information about the Fair will be included in the application form.
Unless requested otherwise, we will automatically add your details to the Goldsmiths’ Company mailing list, or if you are already listed, the details you provide will overwrite any previous address we may have. If you know someone else that would be interested in exhibiting at the Fair, please feel free to forward this email.
Completed application forms should be returned to Goldsmiths’ Hall by 5pm Thursday 28th February 2013 either by hand or by post (no applications will be accepted by email).


Joanne Dodd
Promotion Administrator
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Comment by Rebecca Skeels on January 9, 2013 at 5:00am
Entries now open for PJ Treasure comp 2013
Chance for new jewellers to win a free stand at June selling show.
Comment by Rebecca Skeels on January 6, 2013 at 4:18am

 Cockpit Arts Setting Up Bursaries

In recognition of how difficult it can be for designer-makers at the start of their career to make the leap from working from home to taking a place at Cockpit Arts, Cockpit Arts have developed a number of bursaries that will specifically assist designer makers who have set up in the last three years. 

Bursaries will be made to selected applicants who demonstrate entrepreneurial spirit as well as creative excellence and craft skill and are seeking support to take their business to the next level. The Bursaries contribute towards a place at Cockpit for one year and include studio space, business development support and selling & promotional opportunities.

Each Bursary is worth £2,000 against the cost of the Cockpit Arts incubator package, with the remaining £2,000 fee being provided by the Bursary winners, payable on a monthly basis.

Deadline for applications: Friday 1 February

Interviews: Friday 8 February

Programme start March 2013

For more information or to download an application pack visit: or contact 


Comment by Rebecca Skeels on January 6, 2013 at 4:14am
Rising Stars 2013: Call for artists and makers
Rising Stars 2013 at the New Ashgate Gallery fosters and champions students and recent graduates of BA and MA Fine and Applied Arts programmes across the UK. The Rising Stars exhibition aims to enable new artists and makers to access the market place and customers during these challenging economic times. The programme includes a national symposium with top speakers and small group practical workshops for skills development. There will also be a Rising Stars catalogue and an educational film that may be used as promotional tools and to find other opportunities after the Rising Stars project.
Rising Stars takes place on 22 March – 4 May 2013 and is supported by the Billmier Charitable Trust.
Submissions are invited from:
• undergraduates
• postgraduates
• recent graduates (who completed study within the past 18 months)
• artists with a significant career break, relaunching their career
Apply by email:
• CV (max. 2 pages)
• Statement (two paragraphs about you and your practice, max. 300 words)
• 3-4 images of work (JPEG, max. 1MB in size, include titles in file names)
Email your application to Director at with Rising Stars 2013 in the subject field.
The deadline for applications: Sunday 20 January 2013

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