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 September 10, 2016 at 7:49am

100% Design is the UK's largest trade show for architect's and designers. To register for entry to the show, simply click
For information on visiting please go to:

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on September 10, 2016 at 7:45am

Friday 16 September, 10.00 – 16.30

Go behind the scenes with curators at Kensington Palace and the V&A's Clothworkers' Textile and Fashion Study Centre to investigate key pieces in the V&A's underwear collection and the Historic Royal Palace's underwear handling collection.

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on September 10, 2016 at 7:42am

17 – 25 September

Join us for a programme of Masterclasses and Panel Discussions led by pivotal figures from the design industry. Speakers include: Jonathan Barnbrook, Marina Willer, Daan Roosegaarde, Fredrikson Stallard, Doshi Levien, Alison Brooks and Patricia Urquiola. Part of the London Design Festival at the V&A. Read more and book

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on September 10, 2016 at 7:40am

Crafts Magazine: Our September/October issue is out now

We talk to silver and metal artist Simone ten Hompel about the importance of collaboration and conversation as she prepares for a major solo show at Ruthin Craft Centre, and discover how ceramist Jennifer Lee’s practice has shifted since a residency in Japan.

Crafts Council's Annabelle Campbell picks out seven key moments in the extraordinary history of automata

'Enchanting, life-like action, simple in movement, with a whimsical and humorous character.'

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on September 10, 2016 at 7:37am

follow the link to book... they are filling up fast!

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on September 10, 2016 at 7:28am

Mass & Momentum
Dolly Kershaw
Sat 10 Sept - Thu 10 Nov
Mirror Galleries
South Hill Park
Bracknell, RG12 7PA

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on September 10, 2016 at 7:10am

Call for Entries Opens: August 1, 2016
Deadline: September 15, 2016

As the third juried member online exhibition in the We Are SNAG series, (Up)Setting the Stone is an exhibition looking for your interpretation of settings. Stonesetting has been utilized in some of the earliest known jewelry. There are thousands of variations based on a few different techniques. Whether used traditionally with gemstones, applied to new materials, or even explored as a concept, this exhibition focuses on the setting. Submissions such as jewelry, objects, vessels, sculpture, and architecture will be considered, but are not limited to these categories.

Juried by George Sawyer and Laura Wood, only images of works completed by current SNAG members will be evaluated.


• Open to all SNAG members 18 years of age or older

• Applicants need not reside in the United States.

• All work must be original and produced within the last three years (2013 or later).

• Objects made from commercial kits or commercially available plans are NOT ELIGIBLE.

• Applicants are strongly encouraged, but not required, to apply with images that have not been widely circulated in Metalsmith or other publications.

• Collaborations are allowed under the conditions that 1, all artists involved are current members of SNAG; and 2, artists may only participate in one application: either as part of a collaboration OR as part of a personal application, but not both.

• Because this is an online exhibition, the audience can only experience the work through the photos you submit, therefore please submit the best possible photos that show the work as clearly as possible.

• There are no size restrictions for this exhibition


Applications will be accepted beginning on August 1, 2016 and must be received by midnight (11:59:59 pm) MOUNTAIN TIME September 15, 2016. Please account for time zone differences, as entries are not eligible via email and no exceptions will be made.
All entries must be made online through

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on September 8, 2016 at 4:03pm
Very sorry to tell you that our adminstrator Sue Hyams lost her five year fight with cancer today. Love & best wishes to her husband Nick & daughter Laura.
Comment by Rebecca Skeels on September 4, 2016 at 7:01am

London Design Festival: Post-Resource Economy


Exhibition Room




6pm – 8.30pm, £15 (incl glass of wine)

The design world is already starting to adapt to a future of depleting resources, using advances in biotechnology and genetic engineering to create new materials. This shift, which we call ‘Whole-system Thinking’, demands radical rethinking of the material culture and existing aesthetic codes of luxury.

The Future Laboratory are exploring the scenario of a post-resource world, where the traditional materials that we have come to know are extinct, and replaced with hybridized, engineered resources to provide long-term environmental solutions.

An average 3.5% booking plus handling fee applies on all bookings and credit card transactions. Please note that we cannot provide refunds or exchanges. You can also book via phone or at the reception desk at the Goldsmiths' Centre (EC1M 5AD). Please call 020 7566 7650 or email to book or for more information.


Part of the London Design Festival (17 – 25 September), held to celebrate and promote London as the design capital of the world and as the gateway to the international creative community.

The Future Laboratory helps clients to make a better future for their businesses, giving them the confidence to take decisions today that will create economic, environmental and social growth tomorrow. From their offices in London, Melbourne and New York, its dedicated team constantly research, analyse and document the new and the next, and set out the implications for organisations across 14 industry sectors globally.

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on September 4, 2016 at 6:16am

AR/VR and Wearable Technology Marketplace hosted by Rolls-Royce.
In partnership with Innovate UK and the Knowledge Transfer Network.

Augmented Reality (AR) and Wearable Technology are rapidly developing emerging technologies. They hold great potential to improve customer’s user experience, create value added services and improve production. So whether in-the-field, a design studio or manufacturing environment, the benefits from the application of this technology are widespread.

This technology has the potential to boost UK productivity and prosperity. On September 27th, we will be bringing different industry sectors together to explore the potential; sharing knowledge, ideas and best practice to provide the UK with a competitive advantage.

The event will showcase the brightest new thinkers and promising technology and provide the opportunity to network with many blue-chip businesses covering multiple industry sectors, academia and government stakeholders.

If you want to learn about how AR and Wearables could help your business, come and join us.


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