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

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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: 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 28, 2012 at 11:14am

Artists living or working within a 5 mile radius of Tooting Broadway (e.g. Balham, Battersea, Brixton, Camberwell, Clapham, Crystal Palace, Fulham, Kingston, Norbury, Peckham, Putney, Roehampton, Stockwell, Streatham, Sydenham, Tulse Hill, Vauxhall, Wimbledon) Artists are invited to propose engaging, large-scale works for exhibition in Construction Gallery's main space. Proposals can be for new works, existing works or re-configurations of previous works. Exhibition will be from Wed 29 February to Sat 17 March 2012. Installation dates Mon 27 and Tues 28 February.
Deadline: 28 January 2012
Pippa Koszerek
Expressions of interest and proposals are now being invited. Please e-mail us with a link to your website, up to three images of current work, a CV and an artist's statement. Come down to our private view on Wednesday 25 January, from 7pm to view the space.

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on January 28, 2012 at 11:11am

Art Fund Collect 2012 encourages applicants to explore new areas of interest, make new connections and to be ambitious in their objectives regarding the future of their collections. Joint applications will also be welcomed from younger curators in partnership with a more experienced colleague, or curators whose interests span different collections/specialisms.
Deadline: 14 March 2012
Art Fund Collect 2012

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on January 28, 2012 at 11:08am

rtists whose work involves recycled, refurbished or eco friendly materials. ARTECA is an exciting project combining exhibition and auction in Exeter City Centre. Shows run for three weeks, over which time the public are actively encouraged to bid on the work.
Deadline: 03 February 2012
Megan Hoggins
Artists are not expected to pay space or commission charges, instead they decide what percentage of their profits are donated to a charity of their choice. The first show met with incredible success and resulted in almost all of the work being sold and two artists being offered future commissions. To apply email

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on January 28, 2012 at 11:04am

Outside in 2012: Surgery Day

Criteria: These surgery days are open to any artist who feels they are a match for the project. They provide you with assistance to set up your own online gallery and submit your work to the Outside In 2012, National Open Art Competition. Outside In aims to provide a platform for artists who find it difficult to access the art world either because of mental health issues, disability, health, social circumstance or because their work does not conform to what is normally considered as art.
Deadline: 07 February 2012
Art House (The)
For further information and to book please contact Elinor or Lisa on 01924 312000 or email

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on January 28, 2012 at 11:02am

Here we are at the beginning of a new year that will see lots happening around the UK. Our craft&design Selected Awards and Craft and Design Month, oh and I think there's those small things like the Olympics and the Diamond Jubilee of course, so here is our first Newsletter of the year to start you off.

Just click on the link below to find out about just a few of the things that are going on and of course there's much more on our website and in the magazine - the next issue is on sale 23 February.

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on January 28, 2012 at 10:56am
Institute of Making
Taste of Materials - Volunteers Needed

Do you fancy taking part in an experiment we are running to investigate further The Taste of Materials?
Our next round of experiments are about to begin and we are looking for willing volunteers to donate an hour of their time.
More information can be found below.
Best wishes,
Institue of Making

‘Circular email for use for recruitment of volunteers for study ref: BDM/10/11-105, approved by Biomedical and Health Sciences, Dentistry, Medicine (BDM) and Natural and Mathematical Sciences Research Ethics Sub-Committee (RESC). This project contributes to the College's role in conducting research, and teaching research methods. You are under no obligation to reply to this email, however if you choose to, participation in this research is voluntary and you may withdraw at anytime.’

We would like to invite you to participate in an original Institute of Making research study entitled ‘The perception of material samples through oral sensation’. The work is designed to investigate how we perceive solid objects that are put in the mouth, such as cutlery.

In the study, you will be asked to test a variety of lolly sticks by putting them in your mouth. The lolly sticks are made from different materials typically used for cutlery, namely metals, woods, plastics and glass. You will then be asked to compare the sensations of the different materials, and your answers will be recorded numerically. During your tasting of the lolly sticks you will be requested to wear a blindfold, but this will only be for short periods at a time. 

To be a participant in the study, you must be between 18 and 65 years of age and in good general health and not pregnant. In addition, you must not be suffering from a cold at the time of the test, or suffering from any general medical condition known to compromise your senses of taste and smell. If you agree to participate, the study will be conducted in the Materials Library at King’s College London, Strand campus and will last approximately 1 hour in total.

If you are interested in participating or would like further information, please send an email to with your contact details. Full details will be available on the Participant Information Sheet which you will be sent.

We look forward to hearing from you.

Best Regards,

Supinya Wongsriruksa
Materials & Molecular Modelling Research Group
Department of Physics
King’s College London
Strand, London


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Comment by Rebecca Skeels on January 28, 2012 at 10:54am

Until 26 FEBRUARY 2012

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on January 23, 2012 at 5:35am





The New Year starts with a big celebration at Holts Academy of Jewellery. In January it launches an exciting series of events showcasing internationally-acclaimed jewellers who will be discussing their careers and displaying their work before an invited audience.


Starting on February 8th, “An Evening With…” will be held at Holt’s Academy’s brand new state-of-the-art premises in Hatton Garden, the heart of London’s jewellery quarter. Each event will provide a unique opportunity for the Academy’s students -and a select number of other lucky attendees - to meet some of the top names in the profession.


This series will inspire the next generation of new jewellery makers and designers. Attendees can hear how some of the most illustrious jewellers and inspirational talents entered the profession, how their careers and brands developed, together with their thoughts on this ever changing industry.


Top names already signed up include Stephen Webster, Vicki Sarge-Beamon from Erickson Beamon, Michael Wainwright, Joanna Hardy and Jos Skeates from EC One. As you might expect, each event will take on a slightly different format as they will be moulded around the personality of the guest speaker. These informal sessions - a pleasing mix of presentations, interview-style conversations displays and handling sessions - will last for two to three hours, including a wine reception. Attendees will be encouraged to put their own questions to the speaker and perhaps even have their work reviewed.


To maintain the intimate, informative atmosphere so essential for the success of these unique events, the number of places has been restricted.

If you wish to join us for one of these exclusive evenings, early booking is essential. To ensure you get your ticket, just log on to the Holts Academy website where you will also find further details of this definitive inspirational New Year programme.


Programme of Events: 


Stephen Webster - 8th February 2012


Vicki Sarge-Beamon - 13th March 2012


Michael Wainwright- 24th April 2012


Upcoming: Leo De Vroomen, Jos Skeates of ECOne, Joanna Hardy


Tickets: £12 for the Stephen Webster and Vicki Sarge-Beamon events (wine reception included).

These events are open to guests from outside the Academy; however Holts Academy students will receive discounted tickets. Places are strictly limited so book now! You can pay by card, cash or cheque.


Booking & further information: please contact Holts Academy of Jewellery on 0207 405 0197, email or visit

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on January 21, 2012 at 9:53am
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Comment by Rebecca Skeels on January 21, 2012 at 9:06am

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