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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
Latest Activity: yesterday

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 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

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on October 19, 2011 at 3:05am

Dear up-and-coming jewellery designer


We wanted to let you know about a new jewellery design competition being run by QVC, one of the UK’s largest multi-media retailers, in
association with Professional Jeweller magazine.

... QVC has launched a ‘Hidden Gems’ competition designed to identify a
young, up-and-coming jewellery designer who is graduating from their
course in 2012.

Entering the competition couldn’t be simpler - entrants should submit one design for a statement piece of
women’s jewellery in the form of a drawing or CAD. Submission is in the
form of a drawing or CAD. The judges are looking for an imaginative
design that has the most potential for retail success. The closing date
for applications is Friday 2 December 2011 and the winner will be
announced in January.

Hopefully you have seen the posters advertising the competition and take a look at www.qvcuk.com/hiddengems a href="http://www.qvcuk.com/hiddengems" target="_blank" rel="nofollow nofollow">http://www.qvcuk.com/hiddengems> for more information on the entry criteria.

The competition will feature in Professional Jeweller magazine and the competition winner will receive:

· 10 boxes of jewellery off-cuts from the QVC warehouse for them to use in their own creations, which we estimate are worth thousands of pounds
in value. The boxes include a mixture of semi-precious stones,
freshwater pearls and metals from items damaged upon delivery to the
warehouse and therefore not viable to be sold.
· a question and answer session with jewellery designer, Tomasz Donocik

The competition will be judged by three notable figures in the commercial jewellery industry:

· Gemma Savage - Senior Jewellery Buyer, QVC
· Rachael Taylor - Editor-in-Chief, Professional Jeweller & WatchPro
· Tomasz Donocik - Retail Jeweller Designer of the Year and shortlisted
for Designer of the Year at the 2011 UK Jewellery Awards


For further information, email sarah.catterick@flagshipconsul
ting.co.uk

Good luck and we look forward to receiving your entry!



SARAH CATTERICK

Flagship Consulting Limited
The Media Centre
19 Bolsover Street
London W1W 5NA

DDI: 020 7886 8452
Switchboard: 020 7886 8440
Fax: 020 7886 8460
Web: www.flagshipconsulting.co.uk


Thank you.
Comment by Rebecca Skeels on October 17, 2011 at 6:52am

Beldam Gallery

 

http://www.brunel.ac.uk/news-and-events/events/art-and-music/ne_125739


6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
 

As the Beldam Gallery prepares to move to its new home in the Eastern Gateway Building, Arts Centred celebrates the work of artists, sculptors, photographers and potters and their relationship with Brunel, the Beldam and the Arts Centre.

Guest Curated by Alan Bennett, the show includes work by Linda Austin, Alan Bennett, Val Bennett, Gisli Bergmann, Jill Confavreux, Julian Cooksey, David Cowley, Errol Fernandes, Simon Gamble, Martin Henley, Carol Hudson, Emma Johnstone, Eleni Kagkali, Tony Mayne, Jonathan Middlemiss, Jo Miller, Timothy Noad, Laura Peacock, Laura Reiter, Jenny Reynish, Gideon Rubin, Kiyoko Sawada Rudd, Beryl Sedgwick, Rebecca Skeels, Sally Trussler, Sue Varley, Flora Whiteley, and George Wilson.

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on October 15, 2011 at 5:08am
Keep checking your e-bulletin
lots of cool information and opportunities
and deadline this weekend for you to just show interest in:

Member Exhibition  'Diamond Jubilee'

See the e-bulletin for more info!

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on October 15, 2011 at 5:04am

You are cordially invited to the Annual General Meeting of the Association for Contemporary Jewellery
on Thursday 27th October, starting at 3.30pm, at the School of Jewellery, Vittoria Street, Birmingham.
This brief AGM will be followed by a special ACJ event to accompany the All Golds exhibition.  There's a fabulous website  http://www.allgolds.co.uk/
Starting at 4.30pm there will be presentations from several of the 100  exhibitors, and then a Private View with a glass of wine or juice.
Tickets are £8 for Full Members, £6 for students and £10 for invited guests.
The ticket request is attached.  Please reply by email if you intend to attend this party event.
We need a good idea of numbers to order all those bottles of wine!
Best wishes 
Tamizan
interim administrator, ACJ

 

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