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: 10 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 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 October 26, 2011 at 7:05am

Vipa will be looking for an addition to the team in the new year. If you know someone that likes to combine their CAD skills (Rhino) with hands-on time at the bench, then please send them
our way.

http://www.vipadesigns.co.uk/vipa/index.asp

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on October 24, 2011 at 11:36am

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on October 23, 2011 at 8:05am
Ganoksin Offices are Flooded!

Thailand is currently facing its worst flooding in 50 years.
Floodwaters have swamped more than two-thirds of the country,
submerging complete towns. Hundreds of lives have been tragically
lost. Rice fields and businesses of millions of families have been
severely impacted.

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Ganoksin offices are unfortunate to be on the path the flood. At this
moment, our offices are completely inundated. We are very much
isolated, surrounded by a swamp wide as far as the eye can see. Our
only links to the world are email and phone.

At this unfortunate moment, your help is crucial. It is truly needed
deeply appreciated.

We have extended the rules for participation in the amazing Rio
Grande $10,000 Gift Certificate Prizes Giveaway. For every 35$ you
donate to Ganoksin we are offering one entry in the Rio Grande
$10,000 Gift Certificate Prizes Giveaway.

Help us to keep the long service to our community!

Click on http://www.ganoksin.com/donate.

Alternatively, you can purchase any one of our eBooks and
participate in the Rio Grande $10,000 Gift Certificate Prizes
Giveaway by clicking on 

http://www.ganoksin.com/gnkurl /1c8

 

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on October 22, 2011 at 10:58am

ON THE WIRE - CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS

Are you a designer or maker wanting to exhibit in Manchester? 

'On The Wire' is a new opportunity at Manchester Craft and Design Centre, which will allow a selection of artists to hang their work from a wire in the beautiful entrance area.  This opportunity is open to any maker working in the UK in any material. 

In May, Charlie Whinney brought us his fabulous steam-bent wooden sculpture, 'Wood For The Trees'. We have now selected our first official 'On The Wire' artist Gemma Truman to fill the space with her fantastic 'hung nests' made from glass and seagrass. If you think your work could follow Gemma's, and would like it to be seen by over 1000 visitors a week, then apply today. 

The wire hangs approx. 19ft above the ground and runs approx. 19ft across; your piece does not need to completely fill this space. Please note visitors will need to walk freely underneath your creation without danger to themselves / without the potential to damage your artwork.

How to apply:

Please send an A4 statement (maximum), 3 images (jpeg, 300dpi) and a completed Application Form to;

ON THE WIRE
Hannah Raeside
Manchester Craft & Design Centre
17 Oak Street
Northern Quarter
Manchester
M4 5JD
United Kingdom

Or by email to: info@craftanddesign.com

 

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on October 22, 2011 at 10:49am

Fabrication Crafts Ltd are opening a retail outlet in Leeds City Centre, and are currently looking for crafts people who may be interested in selling their work there. You will also get business support and networking opportunities. Vintage, recycled clothing or jewellery will not be accepted and you will be required to work approx 5 hours a week.

For more information email: info@fabrication.co.uk

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on October 22, 2011 at 10:47am

CHOOSE2REUSE FAIR: CALL FOR CRAFTS PEOPLE

York and North Yorkshire Waste Partnership are looking for artists and makers who reuse clothing, furniture or other items to create interesting unique pieces of work. Fairs will take place in Northallerton (5 November), York (3 December) and Harrogate (17 December). Opportunities for artists and makers include running workshops, providing demonstrations and as stall holders.

 

For more information visit:www.letstalklessrubbish.com

 

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on October 22, 2011 at 10:44am

2012 Open Studio Applications

Spring Fling 2012 Applications

If you are an artist or maker and are interested in applying to take part in Spring Fling 2012, please read the guidelines first. You can then download an application form and return it, completed, to 
info@spring-fling.co.uk

 

For further information about Spring Fling, please contact:
Leah Black
Spring Fling Co-ordinator
Gracefield Arts Centre
28 Edinburgh Road
Dumfries
DG1 1JQ

Tel: 01387 262084
Email: info@spring-fling.co.uk

 

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on October 22, 2011 at 10:39am

Young Artists Bursary Programme 2012

For the first time in 2012, as part of the Springboard Project, Spring Fling will be offering two graduates from UK art schools the chance to be awarded a place on the Spring Fling Young Artists Bursary Programme.

The recent graduates will be awarded 15 days of mentoring from a professional artist, £1000 to create new work, and free and automatic entry into Spring Fling 2012 where they will be given a space to show their new work. The application process is open until 28 October 2011 and is open to recent UK art school graduates (within the last three years) or final year student aged 25 years old or under, with a connection to Dumfries and Galloway. 

If you think you are eligible and would like to be considered, please download the guidelines and application form below, and submit with four images and artists CV to info@spring-fling.co.uk by 5pm 28 October 2011.

Spring_Fling_Young_Artists_Guidelines.doc

Spring_Fling_Young_Artists_Application_Form.doc

Please contact Spring Fling manager Leah Black with any questions on 07544 556 350 or info@spring-fling.co.uk

 

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on October 22, 2011 at 10:34am

 

Making It, is an initiative by the Suffolk Craft Society offering recent graduates the opportunity of support in bridging the gap between education and the market place. The award offers successful applicants a two year period of membership to the Suffolk Craft Society. During this period participants will have access to Exhibition and Gallery selling opportunities, a supportive network of fellow professional artists/makers, the Friends of the Society and promotion through the website.

Applicants must have graduated at degree or diploma level in the last three years, be resident in Suffolk or have strong Suffolk connections, or live on the borders of the county. Up to three awards will be offered each year and the selection panel will be looking for –

• A high standard of design, originality, execution and presentation.
• Applicants who are in the situation to be productive enough and show the professional will to take full advantage of this opportunity.

Applications and enquiries are to be made by email. For further information download the Award Information file below. To make an application download the Award Application  and save it to your computer. Open the application form from your computer and complete the application, then attach the application and four jpeg images of your work to an email and send it to  makingit@suffolkcraftsociety.com

http://www.suffolkcraftsociety.com/default.asp?p=96

 

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on October 21, 2011 at 8:58am

Royal Collection Location
St. James’s Palace
Grade
* Salary
£30,000.00 per annum, plus extensive benefits package and training
Hours of work
* Type
Permanent
Accommodation available?
No
Mandatory Requirements
Full clean driving license
Job Description
The Royal Collection is one the of the largest and most important art collections in the world. It comprises almost all aspects of the fine and decorative arts, and contains an important, large and varied collection of fine and base metalwork, (including jewellery, silver, silver gilt, bronze, base and outdoor metalwork). This is on display in Buckingham Palace, Windsor Castle, the Palace of Holyroodhouse and other locations around the U.K.
The Works of Art conservation workshops, based in London, conserve and maintain objects from the Royal Collection and a new and exciting role now exists for a knowledgeable, skilful and enthusiastic metals conservator with substantial experience of practical metals conservation and metalworking.
You will be responsible for the conservation and maintenance of fine and base metal objects in the Royal Collection. This will include:
• developing, leading and improving the care and conservation of fine and base metalwork in a unique and important historic Collection;
• establishing and managing a metals conservation workshop;
• conserving and repairing metalwork from the Collection for display, exhibition, and loan;
• devising conservation tender specifications and supervising specialist contractors;
• maintaining close working relationships with internal and external stakeholders;
• undertaking and publishing research into metals conservation and the metalwork in the collection including the scientific analysis of objects where required or possible; and
• devising and implementing training, for staff and students in the workshop and with the Collections Care Steward.
Person Specification
You will:
• Preferably be an accredited member of ICON with a relevant degree or equivalent in conservation and metalworking (such as silversmithing or jewellery);
• Possess extensive skills and knowledge of the conservation and repair of fine and base metalwork, and have a good knowledge of historic metalworking techniques applied to decorative arts;
• Be motivated and flexible;
• Be able to prioritise and meet multiple deadlines;
• Possess the ability to work without supervision but also as part of a team; and
• Be able to train, educate and enthuse students and colleagues.

Application Closing Date
28 Oct 2011">https://atsv7.wcn.co.uk/search_engine/jobs.cgi?SID=b3duZXI9NTA0MDk2...

Department
Royal Collection
Location
St. James’s Palace
Grade
* Salary
£30,000.00 per annum, plus extensive benefits package and training
Hours of work
* Type
Permanent
Accommodation available?
No
Mandatory Requirements
Full clean driving license
Job Description
The Royal Collection is one the of the largest and most important art
collections in the world. It comprises almost all aspects of the fine
and decorative arts, and contains an important, large and varied
collection of fine and base metalwork, (including jewellery, silver,
silver gilt, bronze, base and outdoor metalwork). This is on display in
Buckingham Palace, Windsor Castle, the Palace of Holyroodhouse and
other locations around the U.K.

The Works of Art conservation workshops, based in London, conserve and
maintain objects from the Royal Collection and a new and exciting role
now exists for a knowledgeable, skilful and enthusiastic metals
conservator with substantial experience of practical metals
conservation and metalworking.
You will be responsible for the conservation and maintenance of fine
and base metal objects in the Royal Collection. This will include:

• developing, leading and improving the care and conservation of fine
and base metalwork in a unique and important historic Collection;
• establishing and managing a metals conservation workshop;
• conserving and repairing metalwork from the Collection for display, exhibition, and loan;
• devising conservation tender specifications and supervising specialist contractors;
• maintaining close working relationships with internal and external stakeholders;
• undertaking and publishing research into metals conservation and the
metalwork in the collection including the scientific analysis of
objects where required or possible; and
• devising and implementing training, for staff and students in the workshop and with the Collections Care Steward.
Person Specification
You will:

• Preferably be an accredited member of ICON with a relevant degree or
equivalent in conservation and metalworking (such as silversmithing or
jewellery);
• Possess extensive skills and knowledge of the conservation and repair
of fine and base metalwork, and have a good knowledge of historic
metalworking techniques applied to decorative arts;
• Be motivated and flexible;
• Be able to prioritise and meet multiple deadlines;
• Possess the ability to work without supervision but also as part of a team; and
• Be able to train, educate and enthuse students and colleagues.


Application Closing Date
28 Oct 2011

 

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