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.


Location: UK
Members: 67
Latest Activity: Jun 21

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 Dec 1, 2019. 3 Replies

ACJ welcomes to its membership makers, collectors, curators, educators, gallerists and all who have in interest in or passion for contemporary jewellery. ACJ organises exhibitions, conferences, events, talks and workshops for its members and the public. We publish our print magazine Findings twice a year, send a monthly e-bulletin to members, packed with news, information & opportunities, and we run social media accounts which reach over 10,000 people with news and information - Facebook, Instagram, Twitter & YouTube. We do all this on an annual budget of about £25,000, funded by membership subscriptions. Would you like to donate to help us further this work? Any amount is welcome! PayPal donations can be made here:…Continue

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Comment by Rebecca Skeels on June 8, 2013 at 1:21pm
Visit us at the 'Art in Action' Festival

Come along and see our live hand-marking and assaying demonstrations at this year’s 'Art in Action' festival.

'Art in Action' is one of the longest running festivals of fine art and master craftsmanship in the UK. This year it will be showcasing 400 demonstrating artists, designer makers, teachers, musicians and performers. Disciplines include painting, sculpture, glass, woodwork, textiles, ceramics, metalwork and jewellery. It is held in the grounds of Waterperry House, Oxfordshire from Thursday 18 to Sunday 21 July.

Our stand will be in the Jewellery marque amongst some very talented craftspeople. As well as our live demonstrations we will also have fun activities and giveaways for the children. Please do come along and say hello.

Art in Action
18 – 21 July 2013
Waterperry House, Near Wheatley, Oxfordshire
Full details on the event can be found here.
Comment by Rebecca Skeels on June 8, 2013 at 1:18pm
* Urgent Call for Entries – Free Publicity for your Work! *

Would you like the opportunity to see your work featured on our new promotional material and website?

We are looking for a variety of jewellery and silverware items that feature a clearly visible London hallmark, ideally with this year’s date letter.

If you would like us to consider your work please email images to by 5pm Wednesday 12 June. Images DO NOT need to be of a professional standard.

Please see the conditions below regarding your images:
• Maximum of five items per applicant
• No more than four images per item
• One out of the four images must feature a well-defined London hallmark.

Successful applicants will be notified via email by Friday 14 June.

Selected items will need to be delivered to Goldsmiths’ Hall for a photo shoot by Wednesday 19 June and will be available for collection from Monday 24 June.

Don’t miss out on this fabulous opportunity of free publicity for your work. For more information contact Alison Byne or Sascha Hurrell on 020 7606 8971 or

We look forward to seeing your work!
Comment by Rebecca Skeels on June 8, 2013 at 1:16pm
Opportunity to have your designs converted into 3d CAD files and/or printed on a 3d printer, Free 1-2-1 Advice Sessions, Wednesday 26th June
This session follows the same format as the manufacturing 1-2-1 sessions. It is aimed at designers keen to explore 3D design.
There are several possibilities that you can explore with “it is 3D” on this day:

You have a design, or an idea for a design, but you do not use 3D CAD. How do you convert your idea into a 3D file which can then be printed or machined?
You have a physical object which you want to scan. How do you go about it?
You have a 3D design which you want to print. How / where do you get it printed?

Meetings will take place on a 1-2-1 basis with Martin Stevens and Trupti Patel of “it is 3D Ltd”. As well as offering advice, “it is 3D” also offers a low cost service to Hidden Art designers. We will ensure that your designs are protected.

For further information see here where you will also find details on how to register.
Comment by Rebecca Skeels on June 5, 2013 at 2:07am

Heidi Lowe Gallery shows art jewelry by studio artists from around the world.

Heidi Lowe Gallery
328 Rehoboth Avenue, Rehoboth Beach, DE.

1 (302) 227-9204



Monday-Saturday: 10am-9pm

Sunday: 10-6pm
Comment by Rebecca Skeels on June 4, 2013 at 1:53pm

Reflect', a retrospective exhibition showcasing a selection of work from the past 10 years of UCA Farnham metal work and jewelry graduates from their MA and BA courses.

Former graduates and current Artists’ in Residence, Maya Antoun and Shaun Knight have curated the exhibition hosted by UCA, Farnham Metals department and the James Hockey Gallery.

Reflect will run from the 10th of June to the 17th of June 2013, with a private view on the 13th of June at 6:30 - 8pm

We look forward to seeing you all there!
Comment by Rebecca Skeels on June 1, 2013 at 2:26pm
01753 622333


Stephanie Ray

Stephanie's jewellery designs are a direct result of her love of clean lines and simple forms.

This paisley collection is totally inspired by Indian art and textiles and the complexity of henna drawings. Most pieces are oxidised giving them the matt black finish, a look that contrasts beautifully with the rich gold leaf and gives a neat frame to house the ebony that lies beneath the gold. Using ebony as a base for the gold leaf offers an undulating surface and texture that brings out a luscious quality in the gold. Paisley forms mimic the Asian influence and colourful gem stones and pearls add the final accent to the whole "look".

The collection is delicate, feminine and has a "must have" feel. Please note. Any pieces with ebony and gold must be treated with care and not subjected to water.

Click here to see all the Stephanie’s work in stock on JaM Direct.

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Comment by Brigitte Martin on May 29, 2013 at 3:17pm

Call for entries: LEAP AWARD (Lydon Emerging Artist Program)

Call for Artists begins July 1, 2013

Deadline for Entries October 1, 2013

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on May 29, 2013 at 3:11pm
Hello lovely makers,

Sorry for the mass email, we've had an urgent request from the Lord Mayor's Celebration event, they're looking for makers to run stalls at next weekend's event, 1st & 2nd June, this event will be held in Gloucester Green both 1st & 2nd and a second location in Bonn Square on the 1st June only.

They are looking for about five makers for both Saturday and Sunday in Gloucester Green and a couple in Bonn Square.

As the event is for two days traders can choose to trade for the two days or one, per day is £50. So far they have makers selling stained glass, lino prints and stationery, vintage bags and scarfs.

If you are interested please let me know and I'll pass on your details to the organisers of the Lord Mayor's Celebration.

Best wishes,
Handmade Makers Market
Comment by Rebecca Skeels on May 28, 2013 at 2:35pm
Please share with ACJ members!

We will be running open mornings every Monday throughout June from 10am -1pm.

Why not come along and see us?
Comment by Rebecca Skeels on May 28, 2013 at 4:36am

Cockpit Arts Summer Open Studio

Visit Will's studio or browse the collections at:

Cockpit Arts WC1N 2NP - Holborn
7th - 9th June

Friday 6-9pm
Saturday & Sunday 11am-6pm
Cockpit Arts Cockpit Yard London WC1N 2NP

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