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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
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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 
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

Discussion Forum

"Disbelief" over plans to remove crafts from UK creative industries_ Dezeen Magazine

Started by Vicky Saragouda. Last reply by Rebecca Skeels May 7, 2013. 3 Replies

Government proposals to remove crafts from its list of recognised creative industries have triggered "disbelief" and "frustration" in the sector...Article published by Dezeen Magazine on May 1st.www.dezeen.comContinue

Tags: Council, Crafts, industries, creative, Crafts

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Comment by Rebecca Skeels on May 6, 2013 at 11:10am

Hi Rebecca

I think you probably know that I’m working at Making Space at the moment? I’m contacting you about a workshop coming up on 22 June which I thought may be of interest to students. It’s called ‘Photographing Your Craft’ and is aimed at people who want to take high quality photographs of their work. It’s run by photographer Matthew Cleveland and will provide the basic knowledge and skills needed for photographing craft objects.

Best wishes, Catharine

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Catharine Russell
Administration & Operations Coordinator
Please note, I work part time hours.

Making Space
Bishopstoke Road, Leigh Park, Havant, Hampshire, PO9 5BN
p: 02392 472491
e: admin@makingspace.org
Website: http://www.makingspace.org
Twitter: http://twitter.com/MakingSpace_Org
Facebook: Search Making Space

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on May 5, 2013 at 9:57am
http://www.jam-eton.co.uk/pages/little_rebecca.html
Rebecca Little

Rebecca is an emerging designer. Her beautiful designs are inspired by delicate, flowing fabrics with their rich textures, agility and softness. She is fascinated with the relationship between textile and metal and this is clearly demonstrated in her intriguing collection where she explores recreating textile like qualities in precious metals.

For Rebecca, movement and tactility are most important, so she has developed her own technique that translates these qualities to create intricate, spiralling and elegant pieces that are beautiful to look at and sensuous to wear.

Click here to see all the Rebecca Little work in stock on JaM Direct.
Comment by Rebecca Skeels on May 3, 2013 at 3:03pm
Hello,
I was wondering if you may be able to help me.
I am trying to make contact with some potential case studies for a film we are hoping to make over the bank holiday weekend.
We are looking for someone who has come up with an idea, a new product, someone who has recently started making arts and crafts. We would want to film at an event (we were thinking some sort of market potentially Saturday, Sunday or Monday) and are looking for good characters with a nice little background story.
If this is something that you think you may be able to help us out with, it would be great to hear back from you.
Feel free to either email me back on this address or drop me a line on 07401576765.
Thank you ever so much for your time.
Best,
Cara
Comment by Rebecca Skeels on May 1, 2013 at 5:36pm
festival of crafts – call for applications
Sat 19th & Sun 20th 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 7th May
For further information or an application form please contact Lynsey Nichols on 01252 745405, lynsey.nichols@farnhammaltings.com
Comment by Rebecca Skeels on May 1, 2013 at 3:40pm
BENCH SPACE TO RENT
BENCH SPACE AVAILABLE IN AIR-CONDITIONED HATTON GARDEN JEWELLERY WORKSHOP/STUDIO, RUN BY AWARD-WINNING JEWELLERY DESIGNERS AND WAXCARVERS. BRIGHT, FRIENDLY, SPACIOUS, FULLY EQUIPPED, BROADBAND WIFI, EXTREMELY SECURE AND SUPERBLY SITUATED ON HATTON WALL FOR EASY ACCESS TO ALL THE SUPPLIERS YOU REQUIRE. BENCH 1:- FULL TIME, RENT £200 PER CALENDER MONTH, ALL INCLUSIVE. BENCH 2:- PART TIME MONDAY TO FRIDAY, £22 PER DAY. LOWER RATES FOR MONTHLY OR BLOCK BOOKINGS. SOME WEEKENDS AVAILABLE. PLEASE CONTACT US FOR MORE INFORMATION. RUSSELL : 0779 6218 999 DANILA : 0770 9311 944 STUDIO : 020 7242 5552 waxcarving@hotmail.com www.waxcarving.co.uk
Comment by Rebecca Skeels on April 28, 2013 at 12:43pm
Come join us!
http://www.acj.org.uk/
Deals for paid members, such as for HSWalsh, Cooksons, Invites to shows to see and take part in, E-bulletins, Findings Magazines and local network groups......

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68 Members on Crafthaus http://crafthaus.ning.com/group/associationforcontemporaryjewellery
Comment by Rebecca Skeels on April 28, 2013 at 12:15pm
Newsletter
I hope 2013 has started well for you & that you have a fun year planned ahead!
louisewalker designs had a very busy & exciting 2012; showcasing for the first time at Art in Action & the prestigious Goldsmiths’ Fair, amongst 6 other events & starting a new residency position. And this year has kick off with many wonderful exhibitions, both here and in Europe (full details can be found on my website www.louisewalkerdesigns.com).
So here’s what’s planned for the rest of 2013 so far...
01st May - 31st May, Aesthetics of Manufacture/Galvanized Butcher Works Gallery, Arundel Street, Sheffield, S1 2NS
04th May – 06th May, Henley Arts Trail (location 17) Shiplake Church Rooms, Shiplake Cross, RG9 4BW
04th May - 24th Aug, Summer Craft Collection New Ashgate Gallery, Wagon Yard, Lower Church Lane, Farnham GU9 7PS
11th May – 12th May, Waddesdon Manor Art Fair, Waddesdon Manor, Buckinghamshire, HP18 0JH
03rd Jun – 16th Jun 2013, A Summer of Silver – Jewellery, Payne & Son Store, Royal Tunbridge Wells, Kent, TN1 1XL
18th Jul – 21st Jul 2013, Art In Action (in the Market marquee), Waterperry, Oxfordshire, OX33 1JZ
17th Aug – 31st Aug 2013, A Summer of Silver – Silversmithing, Payne & Son Store, Royal Tunbridge Wells, Kent, TN1 1XL
23rd Sep – 29th Sep - ’ Goldsmiths’ Fair’, The Goldsmiths’ Hall, Foster Lane, London EC2V 6HH
It was lovely to see so many of you last year & I hope to see many more of you soon. I would like to thank you all for your continued support and custom for louisewalker designs.
Kind regards,
Louise
Comment by Rebecca Skeels on April 26, 2013 at 4:18am

Made In The Middle Symposium event 

MADE IN THE MIDDLE TOURING EXHIBITION
http://www.madeinthemiddle.org

School of Art & Design, University of Wolverhampton

Friday 3rd May 2013 

9.30am - 4.30pm with exhibtion viewing 5.00 - 7.00pm. (Transport available.)

Click here to book your place now.

Here’s an outline of what will be taking place on the day:

  • 10.10am - 10.50am - Craft in an expanded field : Thinking across platforms, disciplines and ecologies - What is meant by craft as an expanded field? What is the potential to the craft sector and what examples are there of practitioners working across platforms and genres? New media and applied arts, a presentation by Tanya Harrod
  • 10.50am - 11.20am - New Approaches  - Exploring developments across the craft and media sectors in a discussion between Heidi Hinder (Artist Maker and recipient of a Watershed Craft and Technology Residency) &Victoria Tillotson, (producer, Pervasive Media Studio), in conversation with Tanya Harrod about Heidi’s project, ‘Money No Object’ in which she explores concepts of value and the role of material currency in the digital age.’ Followed by Q & A.

 

  • 11.35am - 12.05pm - Ongoing Conversations - The importance of talking through practice and understanding the value of tacit and material knowledge will be addressed in conversation between David Littler andHelen Carnac discussing how their work as makers has shifted considerably into new avenues, disciplines and their moves into performance as a vehicle for their work. They will consider how this has developed, changed and challenged their approach to making. As members of Intelligent Trouble along with other collectives independently, they will debate their different and shared experiences of working in this way.

     

  • 12.05pm - 12.35pm - Group Benefits - Maker collectives are on the rise. How and why are they initiated and what are the benefits? Discussing the potential of collaboration, Gareth Neal (furniture maker and member of Bodging Milano), will highlight craft presented in a performative manner, in addition to the potential of working with commercial industries through the group’s activities alongside his own practice. 
  • 12.35 - 1.05pm - A Question of Value - Luxury craft is a potential developing market for makers, both at home and abroad, reflected by schemes such as Walpole’s Crafted Mentoring Programme. Ndidi Ekubia(silversmith) will present her experience of the programme and the benefit of mentoring from Grant Macdonald (Grant Macdonald Silversmiths), in addition to the resulting maker network.    

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on April 26, 2013 at 4:15am

School of Jewellery Summer School has some great classes. There's a 10% discount for ACJ members, so check it out (discount code on ACJ site members area)

http://www.bcu.ac.uk/biad/courses/jewellery_and_silversmithing_summ...

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on April 26, 2013 at 4:14am

ACJ STAIN-LESS start next Thursday. The Galvanize site is beginning to be busy - worth checking it out during the whole month of May!

http://www.galvanizefestival.com

 

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