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
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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

Discussion Forum

What would you like to read or write about?

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: 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: 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:

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Comment by Rebecca Skeels on June 25, 2016 at 2:40pm
Borrow from Us
Crafts Council lends objects to museums, galleries, hospitals, universities, heritage buildings and corporate venues for anything from 24 hours to a year. Knowsley Culture Development & Events Service, for example, are borrowing the objects you see below for ‘Crafted’, a biennial multi-site contemporary craft & design exhibition taking place in the summer of 2016. We have worked with the curator to make a wide-ranging selection of craft disciplines, which include a number of makers from or based in the North West, to be shown at Kirkby Gallery. Read more about how you too could borrow from our collection.
Comment by Rebecca Skeels on June 25, 2016 at 2:39pm

Enter the ballot for your chance to become an apprentice for Clare Twomey's Time Present and Time Past exhibition at the William Morris Gallery

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on June 25, 2016 at 10:26am

Bishopsland Educational Trust
Dear All,
We do hope you enjoy reading our annual newsletter which is attached.
Thank you for your continued support of Bishopsland Educational Trust.
With very best wishes,

Up Coming Events:

Art in Action
14th to 17th July 2015
Waterperry Gardens, Waterperry, Oxfordshire, OX33 1LG

6th & 7th August 2015
Bishopsland, Dunsden, RG4 9NR

Oliver Makower
Bishopsland Educational Trust
Tel 0118 972 4550

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on June 19, 2016 at 12:54pm
Amy Tavern: Trunk Show
Friday June 17, 5-8 pm
Don’t miss this special event!
“During the simple act of walking, I acutely observe my surroundings, take pictures, and form thoughts. Intuitive responses to my experiences follow, articulated through marks, repetition, accumulation, and layering. Using a variety of techniques, I respond to what I see through my work, designing and combining forms to represent my memories of places and their details.
The work presented in this trunk show includes new jewelry about place alongside pieces from my constant collections: Line Drawings, Borderlines, and Regal Graffiti.”
Comment by Rebecca Skeels on June 19, 2016 at 12:52pm

Arts Award Bronze & Silver Training (Cardiff) – 19/09/2016

Develop young people’s creativity and reward achievement with Arts Award

Date: 19 September 2016, 17:51 — 19 September 2016, 17:51

Do you work with young people? Support their creative development with Arts Award. Training as an Arts Award adviser will enable you to support children and young people aged 5 to 25 to discover and explore the arts through the five different levels: Discover, Explore, Bronze, Silver and Gold.

Arts Award is open to young people of all interests and backgrounds, and can be delivered within a variety of settings and timescales through any arts, cultural or media activity.

To book on to this course, please contact Will Hahn at Places are limited!


Ydych chi’n gweithio gyda phobl ifanc? Cefnogwch eu datblygiad creadigol gydag Arts Award. Drwy hyfforddi fel cynghorwr Arts Award gallwch gefnogi plant a phobl ifanc rhwng 5 a 25 oed i ddarganfod ac archwilio’r celfyddydau drwy bum lefel wahanol: Darganfod, Archwilio, Efydd, Arian ac Aur.

Mae Arts Award yn agored i bobl ifanc sydd â phob math o ddiddordebau a chefndiroedd, a gellir cyflwyno’r cynllun mewn amrywiaeth o leoliadau ac amserlenni drwy unrhyw weithgarwch celfyddydol, diwylliannol neu’r cyfryngau. 

Archebwch eich lle nawr ar gwrs via Will Hahn - Nifer cyfyngedig o leoedd sydd ar gael!

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on June 19, 2016 at 12:49pm

AJF is looking for an intern to assist with Google+ and Twitter. Interns must be a current student or a recent graduate of one of the many international school supporters of AJF--you can check the school listings to see if your school is part of AJF's community. If you are interested, contact AJF with Social Media Intern in your subject line for more information.  

In other news, AJF is now partnering with Network for Good to make your donation experience easier. Take our new donation pages for a test ride and let us know how you like them.


Art Jewelry Forum

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on June 19, 2016 at 12:28pm
15 Minutes of Utopia
Darning, dissecting, optics, automata…
A new series of free lunchtime talks when makers reveal how craft skills can contribute to innovation in medical research and healthcare.
As part of our Parallel Practices programme and Utopia 2016: A Year of Imagination and Possibility, this series of 15 minute lunchtime talks at London’s Somerset House offers a snapshot of the projects resulting from an exchange of skills between makers and medical professionals at Kings College, London.
Parallel Practices, a partnership between the Crafts Council and the Cultural Institute at King’s College London brings together makers and medical professionals in order to drive innovation in medical research and healthcare.
Comment by Rebecca Skeels on June 19, 2016 at 12:23pm

Erin O’Connor Selects – Guest Curator Announced

June 9, 2016 by Goldsmiths' Fair

Erin O’Connor Selects – The British supermodel chooses her favourite designer fine jewellery and contemporary silver from Goldsmiths’ Fair.

Erin O’Connor, the distinctive Modigliani-esque British supermodel, whose swanlike grace, elegance and strong work ethic have catapulted her to the top of the international modelling scene, is Guest Curator for Goldsmiths’ Fair 2016. As such, she has selected 22 personal highlights from this year’s exhibitors for the Erin O’Connor Selects special showcase. Goldsmith’s Fair, the UK’s premier exhibition of fine designer jewellery and contemporary silver, takes place at Goldsmiths’ Hall in the City of London from 27 September – 9 October 2016.

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on June 11, 2016 at 5:00pm Intro
TRIPLE PARADE, a prestigious annual international cultural project (non-profit), has become one of the leading contemporary applied art and design exhibition, where cultural exchanges are expanded between China and the rest of the world on a multitude of levels.

TRIPLE PARADE often consisting in a diverse program by collaboration with leading institutes and invitation of outstanding individuals, to create the platform and advocate for the field of contemporary creative industries with focusing on the subject of jewelry. Established in 2013, has an attendance today of two successful editions, the pervious themes are: TRIPLE PAPRADE 2014 - Dialogue across Three Generations, TRIPLE PAPRADE 2015 - Dialogue across Three Countries (Finland, Belgium, China).

This year, TRIPLE PARADE comes to the third celebration by the theme - Dialogue across You and Me to Them: Creator, Wearer, Viewer. It is the first time ever OPEN CALL application for its honorable participators. Here, a great deal of extraordinary togetherness has occurred on the TRIPLE PARADE, which is wholly devoted to an important group of people who engage with contemporary art, design and culture in a fascinating way. In addition the jury of the TRIPLE PARADE Prize will look at the works on the Central Exhibition.
The Prize is awarded to the 3 individual's contribution of contemporary jewellery with up to 3.333 €.

To be eligible for the TRIPLE PARADE 2016, two exhibitions will be organized with different focus. Applicants may choose one of the two Open Calls to apply.
Comment by Rebecca Skeels on June 11, 2016 at 10:06am

Stumped for fun Father’s day ideas? We’ve got you covered.

On Sunday 19 June, OXO Tower Restaurant, Brasserie and Bar is making it easy for you to buy the ultimate gift and show the love with a cocktail masterclass with Jack Daniel’s. The second in a Sunday series to celebrate OXO Tower Restaurant, Brasserie and Bar’s 20th birthday, this masterclass will focus on the finest whiskey ever to come out of Tennessee.

Join OXO to learn about how Jack Daniel’s is made, from choosing the finest rye and barley, through to the special barrels in which it’s aged, before having a go at crafting some cocktails for yourself.

By the end of this masterclass you’ll be mixing like a pro and have the knowledge to match. And that’s not bad for a Sunday morning, is it?


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