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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: 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 
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 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 March 9, 2013 at 11:48am
Teaching Space for Artists
Do you want to run teaching workshops, art groups but not have suitable studio space at home?
Koru Arts have two art studios available, along with a fully equipped glass fusing studio for hire on either a morning, afternoon or full day basis. They can accommodate groups of up to 10 people - and also, in the summer months, have a large lawn which can be used for outside clases subject to weather. If required, a light lunch can be provided for students. Currently printmaker Tozzy Bridger is running workshops there on a regular basis - if you would like to attend one of Tozzy’s courses you can contact her direct on 07929 429495 or take a look at her website: www.tozzybridger.co.uk.
Koru Arts also offer regular glass classes - Introduction to Glass Fusing and Stained Glass for beginners. Both classes are run on a weekend and book up fairly quickly. If you would be interested in coming along please visit www.koruarts.co.uk or contact Jan Simpson on 07447 406426 to discuss suitable dates.
Subject to availability the studio rooms can be booked on an ongoing or simple one off basis. Rates start from £30.00
Comment by Rebecca Skeels on March 9, 2013 at 11:45am
festival of crafts - call for applications
Saturday 19 - Sunday 20 October 2013
This annual event is a major craft festival showcasing over 70 leading designer makers. The festival is recognised by Arts Council South East as one of the premier craft events in the region. Applications are welcome from makers producing original work. The show offers opportunities to well established craft practitioners as well as first time exhibitors and graduates. The selection process aims to offer visitors a variety of contemporary craft by innovative makers.
Deadline for applications: Tuesday 7 May 2013
Download an application form here.
For more information please contact Lynsey Nichols on 01252 745405 or email lynsey.nichols@farnhammaltings.com
Comment by Rebecca Skeels on March 9, 2013 at 11:22am
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Don't miss the Desire Fair which opens its doors to the public from Friday 15 to Sunday 17 March from 10 am - 5 pm. This event presents an amazing opportunity to see over 120 exhibitors showing and selling an amazing collection of mixed media jewellery and silversmithing work. All are professional designer makers who have been selected from the very best jewellers and silversmiths in the UK for the quality of their work, individuality and innovation.

Take a look at our Facebook album for a small sample of the type of work that can be viewed and purchased at this event.


Craft In Focus

Talks

We are pleased to announce talks each day by selected exhibitors at this event. Come along and discover the inspiration and creative processes involved in some of the work in the Lecture Room adjacent to the cloakroom in the Lower Foyer. Click here for a list of proposed talks each day.

Workshops

Make A Fashion Necklace

This year The London Jewellery School will be offering a range of beginners taster jewellery classes to help engage and inspire visitors to have a go at making their own jewellery. There are four workshops which can be booked by clicking here: 'Book Your Place Now'

There are a maximum of 8 participants per workshop with a maximum of 10 in the social networking session. Places are strictly limited so book early to avoid disappointment.


Ones To Watch
As part of their pledge to support new makers, Craft In Focus has provided space to a few new graduates who are just starting their careers as designer makers. Don't miss some of this inspiring and stunning work being displayed by Agata Kosel, Anna Byers, Karen Fox, Myia Bonner, Nicola Crawford, Petra Stelzenmueller, Sian Bostwick and Tina Seviour.

Agata's jewellery is inspired by the curves of the female body, Anna's work is characterised by a geometric style, Karen's striking jewellery is created with precious metals and stainless steel mesh and inspired by city landscapes and the Elizabethan era of flamboyant dress, Myia uses precious metals to create intricate and structural diamond inspired jewellery, Nicola's jewellery includes hidden messages inspired by the lost art of letter writing, Petra's sculptural kinetic pieces are described as 'daring you to touch and demanding you to wear', Sian's work is influenced by the Kent countryside and Tina's sculptural pieces are created using vintage sari silks, coppper and recycled silver.





Event and Venue Details


15-17 March 2013

10 am - 5 pm daily

Admission: £5

Venue: Kensington Conference & Events Centre (next to Town Hall and Library), Hornton Sreet, London, W8 7NX

(Just a two minute walk from High Street Kensington underground station)

London Underground
Circle or District Line to High Street Kensington, out through the arcade onto Kensington High Street, cross the High Street and walk straight up Hornton Street approximately 100 yards. The Town Hall Conference and Events Centre is on the lefthand side.

Local Bus Routes

(Alight at Kensington High Street/Wrights Lane junction) numbers: 9, 10, 27, 28, 49, 328, C1. Alternatively 52 or 70 at Kensington Church Street.

Quick Links
Visitor Information

List of Exhibitors

Comments From Previous Visitors

Directions

www.desirefair.com

Tel: 01622 747 325









Festival of Silver
Don't miss the fantastic work by a group of contemporary British silversmiths exhibiting in the Lower Foyer under the banner of Festival of Silver.



Don't miss the Desire Fair which opens its doors to the public from Friday 15 to Sunday 17 March from 10 am - 5 pm. This event presents an amazing opportunity to see over 120 exhibitors showing and selling an amazing collection of mixed media jewellery and silversmithing work. All are professional designer makers who have been selected from the very best jewellers and silversmiths in the UK for the quality of their work, individuality and innovation.

Take a look at our Facebook album for a small sample of the type of work that can be viewed and purchased at this event.


Craft In Focus

Talks

We are pleased to announce talks each day by selected exhibitors at this event. Come along and discover the inspiration and creative processes involved in some of the work in the Lecture Room adjacent to the cloakroom in the Lower Foyer. Click here for a list of proposed talks each day.

Workshops

Make A Fashion Necklace

This year The London Jewellery School will be offering a range of beginners taster jewellery classes to help engage and inspire visitors to have a go at making their own jewellery. There are four workshops which can be booked by clicking here: 'Book Your Place Now'

There are a maximum of 8 participants per workshop with a maximum of 10 in the social networking session. Places are strictly limited so book early to avoid disappointment.


Ones To Watch
As part of their pledge to support new makers, Craft In Focus has provided space to a few new graduates who are just starting their careers as designer makers. Don't miss some of this inspiring and stunning work being displayed by Agata Kosel, Anna Byers, Karen Fox, Myia Bonner, Nicola Crawford, Petra Stelzenmueller, Sian Bostwick and Tina Seviour.

Agata's jewellery is inspired by the curves of the female body, Anna's work is characterised by a geometric style, Karen's striking jewellery is created with precious metals and stainless steel mesh and inspired by city landscapes and the Elizabethan era of flamboyant dress, Myia uses precious metals to create intricate and structural diamond inspired jewellery, Nicola's jewellery includes hidden messages inspired by the lost art of letter writing, Petra's sculptural kinetic pieces are described as 'daring you to touch and demanding you to wear', Sian's work is influenced by the Kent countryside and Tina's sculptural pieces are created using vintage sari silks, coppper and recycled silver.





Event and Venue Details


15-17 March 2013

10 am - 5 pm daily

Admission: £5

Venue: Kensington Conference & Events Centre (next to Town Hall and Library), Hornton Sreet, London, W8 7NX

(Just a two minute walk from High Street Kensington underground station)

London Underground
Circle or District Line to High Street Kensington, out through the arcade onto Kensington High Street, cross the High Street and walk straight up Hornton Street approximately 100 yards. The Town Hall Conference and Events Centre is on the lefthand side.

Local Bus Routes

(Alight at Kensington High Street/Wrights Lane junction) numbers: 9, 10, 27, 28, 49, 328, C1. Alternatively 52 or 70 at Kensington Church Street.

Quick Links
Visitor Information

List of Exhibitors

Comments From Previous Visitors

Directions

www.desirefair.com

Tel: 01622 747 325









Festival of Silver
Don't miss the fantastic work by a group of contemporary British silversmiths exhibiting in the Lower Foyer under the banner of Festival of Silver.



£1 off
Print and present this voucher at the entrance to obtain £1 off the admission fee for one person. If you are unable to use this, please forward to a friend. Not to be used with any other offer.
Comment by Rebecca Skeels on March 7, 2013 at 2:44pm
Dear all

I am pleased to say that the Rising Stars catalogue is now available at:
http://www.lulu.com/content/paperback-book/rising-stars-2013/13703507

I have posted a digital version online
http://www.scribd.com/doc/129161478/Rising-Stars-2013 and you can also view
the catalogue in the gallery. (By chance there is also a lulu.com offer at
the moment. Info below that gives you a 20% discount, using the code spark.
The offer ends 8 March at 11:59 PM.)

With kind regards,
Outi

Dr Outi Remes
Director
New Ashgate Gallery
Waggon Yard, Farnham, Surrey, GU9 7PS
Email: outi.remes@newashgate.org.uk
Tel: 01252 713208

Open Tue-Sat 10-5

Registered Charitable Trust No. 274326
www.twitter.com/newashgate
www.facebook.com/newashgate
www.newashgate.org.uk



For more than 50 years, the New Ashgate Gallery has been a window into arts
and crafts, supporting artists and makers. It is dedicated to promote and
champion the best contemporary art and craft and to provide an unparalleled
resource in Farnham, Surrey
Comment by Rebecca Skeels on March 5, 2013 at 4:36pm
Great evening at the Goldsmiths Craft and Design Council Awards. Lots of well deserving golds, silver and commended. Do I name them all? Maybe too many with all very specific prizes. But huge congratulations to you all.

http://www.craftanddesigncouncil.org.uk/awards/award-catalogue/awar....
Award Catalogue 2013
www.craftanddesigncouncil.org.uk
Promoting excellence in craftsmanship and design
Industry stars attend glittering 2013 Awards Ceremony
A glittering force of top craftsmen and women have gathered to see Her Royal Highness Princess Michael of Kent present the Goldsmiths’ Craft and Design Council’s Lifetime Achievement Award and address the 300 strong industry audience.
Comment by Rebecca Skeels on March 3, 2013 at 4:18pm
Retail sales opportunity in lively gallery in Eton
JaM eton, a successful contemporary jewellery, ceramics and glass gallery in Eton nr Windsor, Berks is looking for a trainee gallery manager to work 3-5 days a week including Saturdays. This could suit a graduate wishing to make a career in a retail environment closely linked to the maker community. Computer skills and knowledge of web technologies is essential, as you will be working with our web site and social media tools (Mac environment). Full training will be provided.
Please send C.V. to Mike Turner, 81 High St, Eton, SL4 6AF or email mike@jam- eton.co.uk.
Comment by Poppy Porter on March 2, 2013 at 3:12pm

That Making it Real exhibition looks great! Love to enter it - unfortunately I definitely won't be able to learn 3D CAD by April 5th! 

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on March 2, 2013 at 11:12am
NEW: Toronto Conference Call for Entry, and it's open to everyone!

Making It Real, to be exhibited at OCAD University (zone B on the crawl). Learn about the call here: http://www.snagmetalsmith.org/conferences/meta-mosaic/programming/c...

or here:
http://www.makingitreal.ca/
Comment by Rebecca Skeels on March 2, 2013 at 10:22am


Rising Stars 2013
Symposium supporting the practice of emerging artists and makers

Free admission but booking is required (01252 713208, gallery@newashgate.org.uk)

Thursday 18 April
Meeting the Makers and Shakers

10.45: Registration

11-11.05: Welcome
Dr Outi Remes, Director, New Ashgate Gallery

11.05-11.30: Keynote and announcement of the Winner of the Rising Stars Prize for Professional Development

11.30-12.30: Art in community: Introduction to Waverley’s arts service; our strategic partners and priorities and the work of Arts Partnership Surrey
Charlotte Gardiner, Community Development Officer (Arts), Waverley Borough Council

1.30-1.50: Visit to the Craft Study Centre: New exhibitions, background to the history of the CSC and the resources
Introducing the CSC, the library and reserve collections. Visiting the Making Connections exhibition that explores connections between near and far... between makers and teachers... between colleagues and friends, through the display of the CSC collections.
Jean Vacher, Curator, CSC

2-3: The Crafts Council and Crafts Council Hothouse programme
Introduction to the Craft Council and the Hothouse programme that supports emerging makers across the UK.
Madeleine Furness, Maker Development Officer, Crafts Council

3-4: Getting Started - Setting up a Studio
Getting started and setting up a studio space, developing skills with a focus on what the Making Space does to support makers, in terms of business development touching on Making It as a project which has provided employment and commissioning opportunities.
Lynne Dick, Director, Making Space

4-5: Drawing, making and developing: Thinking about self employment
A short lecture and a few pointers to get you thinking and about self employment and help you start your planning. Followed by a Q&A session.
Rebecca Skeels, Designer-Maker

From 6pm: Networking dinner and drinks
Please confirm attendance with Anna Garrett, annamariegarrett@yahoo.com

Friday 19 April

New Ashgate Gallery, UCA and Farnham Maltings, booking essential

10-10.45: Farnham Maltings: Behind the scenes (Farnham Maltings, Tannery Room)
An informal introduction to the Farnham Maltings – who they are, what they do and how the Maltings supports makers and their practice. Followed by a tour of the building and studios
Amy Collins, Craft & Exhibitions Officer, Farnham Maltings, Farnham Maltings

11-1: Career workshops

11-1: Working with a gallery (max. 15 participants, New Ashgate Gallery)
Promoting your work in the early career and finding a gallery representation.
Jonathan Parsons, artist, writer and educator

11.15-12.45: Hallmarks – Getting starting (UCA, R19)
Answering the question “why should you hallmark with the Goldsmiths’ Company Assay Office”, everything you need to know about having your hallmark, from how to register and what type of punch to have, to the other services the assay office offers and the special deals available for students.
Steve Collins, Sales and Business Development Manager, Goldsmiths’ Company Assay Office

2-2.25 Tour of New Ashgate Gallery and meeting artist Emma Rawson
An informal introduction to the New Ashgate Gallery and meeting Emma Rawson.
Dr Outi Remes, Director, New Ashgate Gallery and Emma Rawson, glass artist

2.30-4.30: Career workshops

2.30-4.30: Take better photos (New Ashgate Gallery)
Colin Mills, Photographer

3-4.30: Thinking space and tour of the craft studios at UCA (meet at the UCA entrance)
A tour of the UCA craft workshop facilities, including glass, jewellery, ceramics and metalwork areas. Followed by a discussion about artist residencies and Q&A.
Rebecca Skeels,

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on March 2, 2013 at 9:51am


IJL - London, 1-4 September 2013 - www.jewellerylondon.com

Deadline: Friday 15 March

Have you applied for KickStart yet?

Are you an up-and-coming jewellery designer, who potentially finds the thought of exhibiting at a large trade show overwhelming? Or do you just not know where to start. If the answer is yes then KickStart is the ideal opportunity to make sure your business is driven to the next level in 2013.

Now in it's fifth year KickStart brings together ten exceptionally talented UK designers on a group stand supported by the BJA. This year we have introduced the People's Choice Award where one of the 10 places will be voted for by the retailers and the industry. New online and social media voting options are being launched opening up the voting field and allowing you to campaign for votes. Find out more.

View last years winners

The deadline for KickStart is Friday 15 March, so apply now for the opportunity of exhibiting at IJL under the highly successful KickStart initiative.

Best wishes,

The IJL Team


Apply now »


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