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
Latest Activity: 14 hours ago

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 August 12, 2017 at 5:32am
Comment by Rebecca Skeels on August 12, 2017 at 5:22am


http://www.craftscouncil.org.uk/articles/tatty-devine/?utm_source=P...

Tatty Devine

We talk to the energetic jewellery duo

Tatty Devine feature in our jewellery exhibition I AM HERE which features over 90 pieces of jewellery from the last 40 years.

We visited founders Harriet Vine and Rosie Wolfenden in east London to talk about getting started in the 90s, working with pioneering jeweller Susanna Heron, their compulsion to make and why you should never ask permission.

The 'Still Life' necklace Harriet wears in the film features in I AM HERE and inspired the Still Life Pot Plant Brooch which was one of the limited edition pieces, along with the I AM HERE Necklace that they created for the Crafts Council.

I AM HERE is on at The Hospital Club in Covent Garden until the 28 August 2017.

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on August 5, 2017 at 11:04am
The Goldsmiths’ Company is keen to encourage and support the next generation of jewellers and silversmiths. To fulfil this we offer ten free stands on the Graduate Bursary Scheme at Goldsmiths’ Fair each year.
 
Winners of the bursary get a free stand at Goldsmiths’ Fair, a £1,500 grant to help prepare for the Fair, and an optional interest free silver bullion loan of up to £3,000. Previous recipients of the Graduate Bursary include Heather Woof and Miriam Hanid, amongst others.
 
The graduates also receive mentoring from the Goldsmiths’ Centre, helping the graduates to develop business plans and prepare for large exhibitions. The graduates are also given advice on their social media and web presence, as well as pricing strategies.
Comment by Rebecca Skeels on August 5, 2017 at 11:04am
 
Getting Started is a free, one week business taster programme for recent graduates who want to pursue a career within the industry. Funded by the Goldsmiths’ Company, the course is delivered and takes place at the Goldsmiths’ Centre in Clerkenwell.
 
It went amazingly well and far exceeded my expectations. It’s been inspiring and also made me think realistically about having a business.
 
Getting Started alumni
 
Course dates: Mon 8 to Fri 12 January 2018, 9am until 5pm
 
 
Applications are accepted all year round.
 
Applications for 2018 close on: 5pm on Fri 6 October 2017
 
There are 30 places available.
Comment by Rebecca Skeels on August 5, 2017 at 10:59am
Library & Archive
 
Today the Library collections include over 8,000 books and over 15,000 images, magazines and journals, films, special research collections and subject files on a wide range of topics. View some highlights from the archives here, including a letter from Thomas Cromwell to the Goldsmiths’ Company, dated 1535. The Library is also responsible for the Company’s archives, which date back to the 14th century. We welcome all researchers, from students and academics to professional gold and silversmiths and the general public. We also have a reading guide for first time visitors to the Library, to help you begin your research.
 
Email us with your enquiries: the.library@thegoldsmiths.co.uk
Comment by Rebecca Skeels on August 5, 2017 at 10:37am
The Hub, Edinburgh
Friday 27 - Sunday 29 October 2017
Following the success of Handmade in Britain’s first year in Scotland, Handmade Edinburgh will be returning to the Royal Mile this October.
 
This premiere contemporary craft and design event is a fabulous opportunity to shop for gorgeous textiles, jewellery, ceramics, glass and more from a handpicked selection of designer-makers from Scotland and beyond.
 
Makers will be on hand throughout the weekend to talk about their work and showcase their collections.
Comment by Rebecca Skeels on August 5, 2017 at 10:34am
Make Your Mark Event Details
31 Oct - 1 Nov
Make Your Mark is a completely free event open to apprentices, tutors, and anyone studying on a UK-based precious-metal-related course (full- or part-time) whether at degree level or on a short adult education or private tutored course.
Key elements of the event will include:
A wide range of exhibitors offering advice and guidance
Live demonstrations including diamond cutting, hand engraving and stone setting
Stalls selling books, stones, bullion, tools and much more
A tour of the Goldsmiths’ Company’s renowned library
Make Your Mark Surgery Sessions – run by Facets PR, this is your chance for face to face advice with experts
Make Your Mark Awards
Registration to attend will open shortly. Read more about our Student Support here. https://www.assayofficelondon.co.uk/events/make-your-mark-2017
Comment by Rebecca Skeels on August 5, 2017 at 10:33am
Goldsmiths' Fair 2017: Precious Mysteries
Week One: 26 September – 1 October
Week Two: 3 – 8 October
Venue: Goldsmiths’ Hall
Tickets: 2017 tickets are now on sale, at the discounted early bird rate!
This autumn sees the highly anticipated return of an ever more stylish Goldsmiths’ Fair, the UK’s leading luxury destination to view and buy original precious metal jewellery and contemporary silver direct from the makers.
Comment by Rebecca Skeels on August 5, 2017 at 10:30am
Misunderstanding Technical and Professional
Education: Six Category Mistakes
Mary Curnock Cook, former Chief Executive of UCAS
 
The new T Levels, announced by the government earlier this year to strengthen the status of technical qualifications, are to include a ‘Creative and Design’ option. The future challenges in the operation of the new route are analysed in a Higher Education Policy Institute briefing.
Comment by Rebecca Skeels on August 5, 2017 at 10:24am
Axisweb Artist Award Round #02 NOW OPEN:
Investing in Axisweb Members, we support their ideas and development.
The Award offers:
A cash award of £1,000
An artist film produced by Axisweb
Promotion through Axisweb’s social media platforms
Editorial coverage through Axisweb
A support package tailored for you
Deadline for applications is midnight 31 August 2017
 

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