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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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Comment by Rebecca Skeels on June 28, 2012 at 3:23pm

Hello All,

The Institute of Making's Creative Director and Curator of Materials, Zoe Laughlin, and our star post-doctoral researcher, Philip Howes, have written a book... Material Matters: New Materials in Design.

"Materials matter. They are the stuff that constitutes the things around us; from mountains to mugs, everything is made from something." With an opening line like this, who could resist?

You can order a copy via the usual on-line channels and hopefully find it in some good bookshops, but the publishers have issues a press release, as well as a special 40% discount voucher for the Institute of Making followers.

Zoe will also be doing a lecture demonstration at The Barbican on Wednesday the 11th of July entitled The Performativty of Matter. Tickets can be booked in advance or paid for on the door. More information here. http://www.barbican.org.uk/artgallery/event-detail.asp?ID=13663&...

We hope to see some of you there.

Best wishes,
The Institute of Making

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on June 28, 2012 at 3:12pm

Call for submissions Summer 2012

 

Britain is revered the world over for the quality and integrity of its design, art and crafts. Across the UK, there are thousands of designer-makers with a passion for designing and making the things we sometimes take for granted. From everyday objects to statement pieces, Britain’s designer-makers bring passion, dedication and creativity to everything they do. The resulting work is not only functional but it brightens our world!

The Great British Makers campaign comprises two awards:

  • Britain’s Favourite Designer-maker - an accolade awarded by the British public based on the number of votes attributed to a particular designer-maker.
  • Britain’s Most Creative Designer-maker - awarded by an expert panel in a number of sub-categories as follows:

Ceramics

Jewellery

Glass

Freestyle (for all media not listed elsewhere)

Wood

Sustainability

Metal (inc. silversmithing)

Innovation

Textiles

Lifetime achievement award

 

These Most Creative Designer-maker awards will be judged by a panel of experts who include:

  • Angela Linforth, Editor Homes & Antiques Magazine
  • Stuart Akroyd, Glassmaker
  • Della Tinsley, Director of Treasure and The East London Design Show
  • Sian Evans, Jeweller , Designer and Lecturer 
  • Dan Goode, Chief Seeker, Seek & Adore

The winners will be announced at the beginning of September 2012 and will receive extensive publicity in a variety of publications including Homes & Antiques Magazine, and the opportunity to sell their work for free on Seek & Adore for one year.

Any designer-maker can enter the awards – it’s not just for people who sell on Seek & Adore. It’s a great way for designer-makers to raise their profile. Once you’ve entered, you’ll receive the Great British Makers “I’m in the running” logo which you can use on your website, Facebook page and elsewhere to encourage people to vote for you.

To enter either or both awards, register as a Guest Maker by completing one short online entry form here: https://www.seekandadore.com/ssl/register.aspx?customertypeID=7

For more information about Seek & Adore’s Great British Makers Campaign please visit www.SeekandAdore.com/GreatBritishMakers

 

Closing date for entries:
31 July 2012 for Britain’s Most Creative Designer-maker

31 August 2012 for Britain’s Favourite Designer-maker

 

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on June 28, 2012 at 4:08am

PRESS RELEASE See post below for ACJ members!! ITS FREE FOR YOU!

 

 

                        21 June 2012

 

 

 

 

 

                        The Hand Engravers Association wins Heritage Lottery Fund support for

 

                        CUT IN CLERKENWELL

                        THE TRADITION OF 20TH CENTURY HAND ENGRAVING

 

                        Clerkenwell and Hatton Garden have been the home of hand engraving for many     centuries.  As Chris Rowley, Founder of the Hand Engravers Association, has     said, ‘Cut in Clerkenwell will celebrate and demonstrate the importance of this     traditional craft in the City of London.  People living and working in the area will be     invited to take part in hand engraving workshops with master engravers, see     examples of their fine work and volunteer to help with the research, oral history     and archiving project over the next six months.’

 

                        The exhibition and workshops, taking place at Craft Central, 33-35 St John’s     Square, London EC1 from 3 to 14 July, are the first part of Cut in Clerkenwell.

                        The whole project will be launched at Craft Central on 2 July by Sir George White     who is Consultant Keeper of The Clockmakers’ Museum at Guildhall.

 

                        At the end of the project the new collection of examples of 20th hand engraving and     archives revealing the life and work of many engravers will be permanently housed     with free public access at The Clockmakers’ Museum and Guildhall Library

 

                        As well as the grant of £35,400 from the Heritage Lottery Fund other vital support for     this project has been received from the Goldsmiths’ and Clockmakers’ Companies,     Ernest Cook Trust and Craft Central.

 

                        For more information and photographs please contact Griselda Bear at     office@griselda.freeserve.co.uk or on 020 8995 2530

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on June 28, 2012 at 3:34am

We now have a superb team of demonstrators for Friday 13 and I wondered if you could send another email to announce this to the ACJ members CUT IN CLERKENWELL Friday the 13th July 10am to 6pm There will be talks and demonstrations. Bookings essential! To book e-mail Griselda Bear at: office@griselda.freeserve.co.uk With e-mail addresses and phone numbers and to ask them to contact me if they wish to book on my email office@griselda.freeserve.co.uk with their name, address and telephone number/s.

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on June 26, 2012 at 2:48pm

Brooklyn Metal Works Call for Entries
"Re-Fresh" exhibition in October

This exhibition, "Re-fresh," will explore the relationship between traditional objects and contemporary interpretations of their function in today's world. How is historic metalwork refigured and by what means is this determined? The show will highlight current trends and new approaches. Metalsmiths and object makers working with traditional and nontraditional techniques are encouraged to apply.

Jurors: Loring Taoka, Brian Weissman and Erin S. Daily. Deadline: August 12. Click here for all submission details.
http://bkmetalworks.com/call-for-entries/

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on June 26, 2012 at 2:39pm

New Designers 2012 starts this week!
New Designers is Europe’s leading graduate design exhibition. With over 3,500 of the most promising graduate talents from Britain’s leading design courses, New Designers takes place over 2 weeks - 27-30 June in Part 1 Jewellery and Metalwork: http://www.newdesigners.com/

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on June 26, 2012 at 2:25pm

            Please help the Association for the Study of Jewelry & Related Arts Win a Grant From Chase Bank…we need only 84 more votes to be considered!!! 
              
             We have applied to be considered for a major grant through the program Mission Small Business…but we need your votes in order to qualify for consideration. They must be in no later than June 30!~ 
              
             If you love jewelry as we do and the study of its history than we hope you will support us. We already do the following:  
              
             --publish a quarterly magazine, Adornment, The Magazine of Jewelry & Related Arts 
             --publish a weekly newsletter about the world of jewelry  
             --run an annual conference on jewelry history 
             --support the study of jewelry history at the college level 
             --run American Jewelry Travel events 
             --support research and publishing of young scholars 
             --are creating a data base of research information for our website including the scanning of old ads and catalogs 
              
             There is so much more we could do with this grant! And you can help us.  You must have a Facebook account to vote…then it’s easy. Just go to:  
              
             www.missionsmallbusiness.com 
              
             Click on: "support your community". Use the pull down menu to chose “New York” and for the city “Port Chester”. 

             You’ll find the Association for the Study of Jewelry &  Related Arts listed and you can vote for us. Please tell your friends and family and they can vote too! Every single vote is important to us!!! 
              
             To thank you for voting for us send me an email and I’ll send your our newsletter free for a month. I learned of this competition at my local Chase Bank branch...it was not just through 
             the internet. You can check out the Chase/Living Social website or our own www.asjra.net  to learn more about either one of us. We also have websites www.jewelryandrelatedarts.com  and 
             www.jewelryconference.com
              
             Thank you in advance, 
              
             Elyse Zorn Karlin  
             Co-Director, 
             Association for the Study of Jewelry & Related Arts, LLC 
             246 N. Regent St. 
             Port Chester, NY 10573 
             ekarlin@usa.net 
             (914) 286-7685 

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on June 24, 2012 at 8:24am

MAKING IT:  MAKER OPPORTUNITIES

Designer-makers are invited to submit proposals to create a temporary installation / intervention over four days from 11th to 14th October 2012 in the Discovery Centre, Winchester.    5 Makers will be selected to respond to the key aims of the MAKING IT project, combining their unique making skills to reveal process, stimulate dialogue and conversations, which engages the public.   The fee is £1,000 inclusive.
 
In addition, Hampshire based designer-makers are invited to submit proposals to demonstrate their work and lead workshops for MAKING IT audiences, which could comprise other makers, teachers and the general public.
   

MAKING IT, is an ambitious craft project which aims to reveal the process and relationship between the craft of hand and mind, between object and word and through learning and making.  It aims to demonstrate that craft is the tool to investigate wider ideology, which is active, participatory and implicit in every day lives and in creative development.    MAKING IT is a collaborative between Alice Kettle, Making Space, the Centre for Real-World Learning at the University of Winchester and Hampshire County Council.
 
The deadline for applications:  FRIDAY 13th July 2012

For more information please download the information pack and briefs from http://www.makingspace.org<http://www.makingspace.org> or email admin@makingspace.org or call 023 92472491.

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on June 24, 2012 at 7:18am
Comment by Rebecca Skeels on June 24, 2012 at 6:32am
Institute of Making
Hello All,
 
As some of you may be aware, the Institute of Making has now moved from King's College London (KCL) to University College London (UCL). It is an exciting opportunity for us to grow the project and have a purpose build space in which to house our wondrous Materials Library, alongside an integrated workshop and area for making, in central London. More information on the space and our new home can be found on ourwebsite.
 
 
We will also be hosting a day conference/workshop on inventing materials in the not to distant future, so keep an eye out for your e-invite and the events listing of our website.
 

The Taste of Materials: Spoons

A few weeks ago we hosted a meal in a Michelin stared Indian restaurant, at which the guests used our spoons of varying materials. An account of the meal has since appeared in the Financial Times and can be read here.
 

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