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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Hello ACJ followers, Likers and Members. Could you comment on this post and let us know the one thing you like to see on our networks and the one thing you would prefer not to see! Thank you.

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Comment by Rebecca Skeels on November 5, 2011 at 7:56am

Building International Links


Experienced artist/curator The Reveal partnership are seeking an experienced artist/curator to enable Somerset to expand its networks by building international links with artists, artist-led groups and organisations who share similar values, issues and vision.




The artist/curator will be offered a fixed fee of £2000 for approx 12 days work, plus £1000 expenses. It is expected that the expenses will cover all travel to and from Somerset. This is part of an action research project There are two key delivery points to this research, the first is to contribute to the Reveal conference in March 2012 and the second is to influence the planned Cultivate 2 exhibition in late April/May 2012. Please write a letter of application explaining why you would be suitable for the job by Monday 28th November, noon. Interviews: w/b 5th December 2011


Tim Martin
- Global - Taunton


Comment by Rebecca Skeels on November 5, 2011 at 7:54am

.5fte Lecturer in 3D Design - Designer Maker


A design professional with a comprehensive understanding of the profession and high levels of expertise. You should have teaching experience at HE level and clear academic research potential in the realm of applied design and the multidisciplinary nature of design thinking and theory. You will be an excellent communicator, team player and inspiring teacher and colleague.




Plymouth University are seeking a creative and passionate expert in the area of 3D Design based in the School of Architecture, Design and Environment within the Faculty of Arts. You will be directly involved with the 3D Design Studio and will be imaginatively engaged in developing and delivering high-quality design teaching, research, and innovative practice ideas. You will collaborate with, and inspire, students, colleagues and partners to improve the culture and design excellence at Plymouth. Salary £30,870 to £44,016 pa, pro-rata. This is a permanent, full-time position working 37 hours per week. Full details available online.


University of Plymouth


Comment by Rebecca Skeels on November 5, 2011 at 7:52am

Artsadmin Traineeship


Individuals with high standards of organisational and communication skills, preferably with experience of working in arts/project management. Artsadmin aims to be an arts lab for the 21st Century with a focus on performance, site-specific and interdisciplinary work. Artsadmin support artists at all stages of their career by helping artists realise ambitious ideas and projects. Artsadmin’s Traineeship programme has been running for a number of years. Each year, one candidate is offered a twelve-month traineeship in producing, project management and the provision for resources to artists, with a view to developing a career in contemporary arts.




A bursary of £11,000 is offered. APPLY: visit



Comment by Rebecca Skeels on November 5, 2011 at 7:49am

Gallery Volunteer Opportunities


Anyone interested in working in the contemporary art world and is ideal for students or recent graduates interested in careers in contemporary art. Tokarska gallery is looking for motivated and detail-oriented volunteers.Candidates must be willing to work hard, learn new skills, and take on real responsibility in a professional manner. Also required are strong organizational and computer skills (knowledge of Word, Excel). Fluent English and professional manner required .




To apply, please email your C.V. and cover letter stating your interests to with “volunteer” in the subject line.


Nadiya Pavliv


Comment by Rebecca Skeels on November 5, 2011 at 7:10am


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


Comment by Rebecca Skeels on November 5, 2011 at 6:48am

In collaboration with the University of Southern Maine, the Maine Center for Creativity invites you to:

Creativity and Innovation: The Good, the Bad, the Ugly
Wednesday, November 16, 2011
6:00pm – 8:00pm 
presentation 6pm-7pm networking 7pm-8pm
Lee Hall in the Wishcamper Center
University of Southern Maine, Portland Campus

Space is limited! Please do not miss this rare opportunity to hear from a world-renowned marketing expert.

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on November 5, 2011 at 6:24am

2012 - Phoenix/Scottsdale, AZ, May 23-26
"The Heat Is On"
Hosted by: Arizona Designer Craftsmen
Co-Chairs: Becky McDonah, Tedd McDonah and Lynette Andreasen
Graphic Designer: Melissa McGurgan 

Registration opens January 17, 2012.
SNAG 2012 Conference, May 23-26 in Phoenix, AZ. The Heat is On!


Comment by Rebecca Skeels on November 4, 2011 at 3:58am

Product Design for Rapid Manufacturing (first level Master)

Sapienza University di Roma, Italy

Apply by December 15, 2011


Product Design for Rapid Manufacturing | Wearable Luxuries is the first University Master which offers skills in the field of Rapid Manufacturing (CNC Technologies) applied to the productive sector of Wearable Luxuries (Contemporary Jewellery).

Thanks to

-       300 hours of lessons and seminars with experts and technicians

-       120 hours of workshop with designers and companies

-       200 hours of stage within important companies

-       the developing of a final prototype

-       the participation to a fair of this product sector

the Master provides to offer real professional opportunities in one of the most dynamic productive sector in Italy and in the world.

It is organized in collaboration with ARRO – Roman Regional Goldsmiths Association and with the support of the Italian National Federation of Jewellery Retailers.

Info and enrolment at

Info: masterdorm@uniroma1.itThis e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


Sapienza Università di Roma - Piazzale Aldo Moro 5, 00185 Roma, Italy

T (+39) 06 49911

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on November 3, 2011 at 11:20am




STUDIO : 020 7242 5552
RUSSELL : 0779 6218 999
DANILA : 0770 9331 944

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on October 29, 2011 at 11:38am

ACJ Member Exhibition  'Diamond Jubilee'
Here are the full details on how to apply.


The theme is 'Diamond Jubilee' which allows a wide range of interpretation.




Neither diamonds nor precious metals are necessary.
Nominally one piece per maker, but this could extend to a pair, set or parure so long as this is a coherent and related set.
The piece(s) must be wearable in some form and you may exploit the full definitions of jewellery and body adornment, and further explore and push these boundaries.
We challenge you to surprise and delight the viewer with a celebratory piece!
Only paid-up ACJ members may participate.


The exhibition will be juried by a distinguished panel of knowledgeable industry experts, chaired by Professor Jack Cunningham.
The Jury will consider the quality & design of your previous work and the design proposal for your suggested exhibition piece. The quality & design of  your previous work will be the main deciding factor for the Jury.


It is intended to publish a web catalogue, and it may well be possible to print this through a company such as Blurb books. We intend to organise a professional photographer for this purpose. Successful members will pay a participation fee and will receive a high definition photo for their own use. 


Submission:  see attached form


5 clear photographs of your current or previous work.


Proposal for the piece/s to be made for this exhibition - sketches or photos with a short written statement (50 words as a .doc please)


very brief CV (half an A4 sheet) detailing your training & major exhibitions


The attached form


Photos & sketches (in .jpg format, 300dpi resolution, max size of file 1Mb)  with the .doc files to be
sent on a clearly labelled CD, returnable with SAE.

£10 submission fee to cover the travel costs of the Jury, by cheque or internet banking.\ua

Send to :   ACJ, T Savill, 10 Greenbank Road, Southville, Bristol BS3 1RH


Deadline for submissions & proposals: 5th November


The jury will  inform successful members in mid-December.


Deadline for delivery of finished pieces 28th February 2012.


The 2012 ACJ Exhibition will be staged at the School of Jewellery in Birmingham from 5th to 30th March, then tour to north Glasgow College (and possibly another venue tbc)

Any queries, email :



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