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
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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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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 July 21, 2012 at 6:36am

Latest issue

Issue No. 237, July/August

237 cover

Made in Sheffield …but created for the 2012 London Games and designed by Nick Munro. Charlotte Abrahams discovers the craft behind John Lewis’s Olympic silverware

Personal tragedy has led Julian Stair into making some of his most ambitious work, says Emma Crichton-Miller

A former hospital in London’s Battersea has provided the inspiration for a new exhibition from three contrasting artists. Teleri Lloyd-Jones explains all 

With a new show about to open, Ismini Samanidou tells Nicole Swengley how photography informs her woven textiles

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on July 21, 2012 at 5:00am
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Comment by Rebecca Skeels on July 21, 2012 at 4:59am
The Crafts Council has curated a showcase of contemporary craft for the British Business Embassy during London 2012 Gameshttp://bit.ly/NFpg9F Oil Drizzler and Red Sand Bowl by Adi Toch
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Comment by Rebecca Skeels on July 21, 2012 at 4:58am

Assemble 2012: the Crafts Council Conference at RIBA, London. 20 September 2012


This year, the overarching theme for Assemble is the contribution craft makes to innovation and enterprise, and the relationship between making, science and technology

Makers work in a far greater range of contexts than is widely realised – bringing innovation and distinctive value to biotechnology, engineering, materials science, manufacturing and digital and communications technology. For scientists, engineers and technologists, collaboration with makers and other creative professionals can bring particular benefits and is capable of introducing new ways of thinking.

Conference sessions will focus on bioscience and high-end Manufacturing and will include panel discussions, workshops and other activities alongside keynote speakers.

Book Now at Special Early Bird Rate

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on July 21, 2012 at 4:55am
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Due to a couple of unexpected cancellations we now have a couple of spaces available at Winchester this year. If you are interested in applying, please e-mail us as soon as possible.
Comment by Rebecca Skeels on July 16, 2012 at 3:33pm

Holts Academy of Jewellery are on the look out for new tutors to take on the roles of Retail Jewellery, Retail Business and Jewellery Manufacture.

If you're interested in any of the positions then get back to us with a covering letter outlining why you are the right candidate for the post, along with a CV - emailed to sonia@holtsacademy.com. If you know anyone who may be interested please forward this email to them!

All successful candidates will be required to have a full enhanced CRB (Criminal Reference) check carried out.

The posts
Retail Jewellery tutor – full time (we would consider applications for part time / 2.5 day per week)
· Retail Jewellery tutor – full time
· Retail business tutor – full time
· Jewellery manufacture tutor – full time
· Jewellery manufacture tutor – part time (2.5 days per week to include Saturdays) x 2
· Jewellery manufacture tutor – part time (2.5 days per week)

The salary
With a baseline salary, generous training investment and a success \ bonus structure in place your ability to educate, motivate and inspire will see you earn a potential salary around £26,000 - £30,000+ after your training period.

Up to 25 days paid holiday, in addition to statutory UK holidays for full time posts and up to 20 for part time posts.

A generous and dedicated training and development programme Holts Academy of Jewellery will also be investing in your future, with Assessor Training, Teaching training, a personal training budget and numerous opportunities for continued professional development to expand your skills both in and out of the Academy, we are committed to your development.

The remit
Knowledge of the jewellery industry, jewellery manufacture and a strong evidence of competence in the sector are essential as is a commitment to undertake assessor training and other relevant teacher training qualifications. 

The ability to inspire, teach and administer the programme will be essential.

The post holder(s) will be entirely responsible for the delivery, support and quality measures for entire groups of qualification students across Level 2 and 3. These varied roles will play a vital part in the development and delivery of qualifications that meet the needs of learners and the jewellery industry.

Skills Required
Proven experience of previous performance within a similar role

Knowledge of the jewellery industry, jewellery manufacture or Retail / Business for appropriate vacancies and a strong evidence base of competence in the sector is essential

Jewellery qualification or equivalent professional experience

‘A’ Unit or TAQA level 3 or willingness to work towards within the first few months

Excellent communication skills

Self motivated to set and attain goals and to demonstrate the ability to meet performance standards and deadlines

Action-oriented, 'can do' attitude demonstrating willingness to accept accountability and responsibility for individual actions

Ability to overcome obstacles

Ability to prioritise workloads and take on ad hoc duties as required

Ability to work under pressure

Ability to embrace a proactive and creative approach to problem solving

Ability to work effectively as part of a team and on your own initiative

Excellent IT skills

Applications by 22nd July: should consist of a covering letter outlining why you are the right candidate for the post and your CV sent to The Principals Assistant, Sonia@holtsacademy.com.

 

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on July 16, 2012 at 3:22pm

Arts Award: Discover & Explore

This year Craft Club has joined up with Arts Award to offer a tailored package for their two new levels Discover and Explore. Selected leaders of Craft Clubs from London and the South East are currently piloting the new initiative, receiving training and achieving Arts Award Advisor status. The scheme will enable young people between ages 7 and 25 to gain their Discover and Explore levels through their participation with Craft Club. 

Find out more about Arts Award, including the two new levels, 'Discover' and 'Explore',here

Email us at knit1@craftclub.org.uk to find out more.

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on July 16, 2012 at 7:10am

Creative Quarter 2012

Promotional image for Creative Quarter 2012

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      What:

      Special Events

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      When:

      Fri 16 November 2012 10:00

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      Where:

      V&A

FREE SCHOOLS EVENT: Meet designers, scientists and artists and find out more about different education

and career pathways.

Enjoy a packed day of free workshops, talks and performances at eight different locations along and around Exhibition Road.

Suitable for secondary school students aged 13–19

Find out more at www.exhibitionroad.com

This event takes place on Friday 16 November 2012 at 10:00

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on July 14, 2012 at 5:12pm

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on July 14, 2012 at 4:30pm
Assemble 2010. Photo: Tas Kyprianou Assemble 2012: Book and save 

Tickets are now on sale for Assemble 2012: The Crafts Council Conference taking place on Thursday 20 September at RIBA, London.

The overarching theme for the conference is the contribution craft makes to innovation and enterprise, and the relationship between making, science and technology. 

Save £25 on your ticket price when you book by 6pm on 31 July.


To make your booking go to www.assemble.org.uk
 

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