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: 76
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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

"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 September 15, 2013 at 8:36am

We are running lovely family workshops in the gallery during September. There is still lots of spaces, so would you please let your contacts with children ages 5-12 know about the workshops.

Workshops for children over 5 years. Ages 5-12 must be accompanied by an adult. Call to book, 01252 713208.

Make a wonderful wire fish

Sat 14 Sep, 10.30am-12.30noon and 12.30-2pm, New Ashgate Gallery, £4 including materials

Make a spectacular pop-up drawing

Sat 21 Sep, 10.30am-12.30noon and 12.30-2pm, New Ashgate Gallery, £4 including materials

About artist and tutor Flora Gare

After completing a BA Hons, Fine Art, Flora started the MA Sculpture at Winchester School of Art. Flora has been Artist in Residence at the Farnham Maltings, received a grant for the project research at Frimley Park Hospital and completed another residency at St Andrew's Church, Farnham. She has created work for the Royal London Hospital and was Artist in Residence at St Catherine's School, Bramley, creating large living willow sculpture with the students and a light sculpture commission for the school

Further info and dates here:


Kind regards,



New Ashgate Gallery

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on September 15, 2013 at 8:34am

 Tandridge Creative Link

“We like to think of ourselves as the Mary Poppins of the Creative Networking World!”

A monthly after-work creative event for designers, creatives, clients and friends

brought to you by Alan Whitlock. It’s an eclectic mix of people from all creative

walks of life; from advertising and graphic design through to theatre, fashion and


The first event takes place on Wednesday 25th September 2013, 7.30pm-9.30pm at The Meeting Room, 14 Station Road East, Oxted, Surrey RH8 0QA.

Introduction from Alan Whitlock, guest Speaker. Andrew Tilling, Creator of the Storm Process

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on September 15, 2013 at 8:32am

 Studio Space at Koru Arts

Koru Arts resident Artist, Jodi, is leaving in October to go travelling and 

will then have studio space available to let. 

The space measures approximately 3.3 x 4 metres, screened off from a main art display area which is used by all the resident artists to display examples of their 

work to visitors.

Koru Arts are a family run business specialising in Glass Art and Portrait Art along with a dedicated teaching area that can seat up to 10 people. This area is available by separate arrangement for Artists to rent the space in order to run their own teaching courses.

Situated in a quiet and peaceful area and adjacent to the studio space is a large glass studio. You will be working in a relaxed and beautifully lit environment, looking out onto private gardens. You will be able to see and experience other artistic activities as there are two other resident artists using the glass studio on a regular basis, along with students and other teachers who hire out the teaching studio from time to time. They are looking for either a professional or semi-professional maker who will fit in with the community feel they are trying to create

Price: £280 per calendar month to include electricity. 

Use of the glass studio can be arranged through separate negotiation. 

If you would like to come and view, please contact Koru Arts on 07447 406426 or at

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on September 15, 2013 at 8:30am

 Craft & Events Internship Vacancy at Farnham Maltings

We aim to inspire and train our interns by giving them the chance to gain valuable practical experience of working within the arts sector. 

Starting in September 2013 this opportunity will last for a 6 month period.

You will work closely with our Craft and Events team on a variety of different projects learning first-hand the reality of working in a professional arts organisation. This position is ideal for people interested in arts administration and/or events management. This is a fixed term position working four days (30 hours) a week for 6 months; we are able to offer £6.31 per hour. 

This role will support the Craft & Events team with administration; marketing and contribute to the development and delivery of a programme of craft events, festivals and workshops at Farnham Maltings. 

This internship is supported by the Creative Employment Programme, designed to help young jobseekers gain work experience. To be eligible for this role candidates must be claiming Job Seekers Allowance at the time of application.

Deadline for applications: Monday 16 September 2013

Interviews: Thursday 19 September 2013

Download the full job description here.

To apply please send your CV and a cover letter to

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on September 15, 2013 at 8:29am

 Professional Development Workshops for Visual and Applied Artists

Interested in developing your practice into new directions and refreshing your skills and knowledge?

This series of workshops focuses on different ways of achieving your personal goals: whether through self-initiated projects, responding to existing briefs or applying your research and creative interests to specific sites and contexts.

Run by experienced arts professionals Frances Lord and Belinda Holden each workshop focuses on a different aspect of artistic practice, offering case studies, practical solutions, debate and discussion.

Frances and Belinda also offer One to One Portfolio and Mentoring sessions to enable participants to consolidate on what has been learned during the workshops; to brainstorm an idea for a project or collaboration, or discuss taking their practice into a new area or different direction.

Workshop dates:

9 September – Your Practice & Larger Scale Working

16 September – Working Within the Built Environment

23 September - Collaborative & Engaged Practice

30 September - Residencies & Site-specific Commissioning Projects

21 October – One to One Portfolio + Mentoring sessions


Book for the whole series or individually.

£35 for 1 workshop 

£65 for any 2 workshops 

£95 for any 3 workshops 

£125 for all 4 workshops

£50 for a one hour 1.2.1 Portfolio + Mentoring session; or £35 if booking all 4 workshops.

For more information or to book please visit or email

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on September 15, 2013 at 8:24am

You and your guests are cordially invited to the private view of the exhibition
Estynnir gwahoddiad cynnes i chi a’ch gwesteion i wyliad preifat o’r arddangosf

Portal 2013
Penny Allen, Luisa Cacciotti, Rachel Cartledge, Debbie Claxton
Danielle Davies, Chloe Emma, Jessica Frost, Katie Gamble, Sally Garner
Danielle Guess, Harriet King, Rhona McCallum, Kelly Munro, Corin Nesbit
Katie Owen, Helen Edith Pritchard, Will Schofield, Liv Thrane and Penny Wheeler
14.09.13 to 09.11.13

LGAC have travelled the UK to select the cream of this year’s graduates in the applied arts, searching for those who are pushing the boundaries of applied art whilst maintaining and developing the traditions of their craft. These are the makers and designers destined to lead and shape the next generation of applied artists.

Mae CCLlG wedi teithio ar hyd a lled y DU i ddethol y goreuon o blith graddedigion y celfyddydau cymhwysol eleni, gan chwilio am y rheini sy’n gwthio ffiniau celfyddyd gymhwysol tra’n cynnal a datblygu traddodiadau eu crefft. Y rhain yw’r gwneuthurwyr a’r dylunwyr sydd yn yr arfaeth i arwain a ffurfio’r genhedlaeth nesaf o artistiaid cymhwysol.

Monday to Friday / Dydd Llun i Ddydd Gwener 9.30am-5pm
Saturday / Dydd Sadwrn 9.30am-4pm
Admission is free / Mynediad am ddim
Comment by Rebecca Skeels on September 15, 2013 at 8:19am

It's now that time of year when the evenings start to draw in but never fear it is also time for the Annual Wokingham Arts Trail.

All venues open 11am-6pm on 21st & 22nd September

Come along and visit me at venue 6:
Virgin Active (Gym)
The Plaza
Denmark Street
RG40 2LD
(there is also a cafe and toilets at the venue!)

I will be showing:
new work inspired by my time in Nepal
beautiful mosaic jewellery created by the Freedom Matters project I worked with - and sold to support their ongoing work
colourful vitreous enamel jewellery
geometric silver jewellery & silverware
delicious homemade chutneys & jams including new flavours for 2013
hands on cotton bag decorating activity - great for children

Jane Tadrist

m: 07930 281520

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on September 15, 2013 at 8:14am

Join us at our pre-launch presentation evening

RSVP & Information:

Craft Central 33-35 St John Square London EC1M 4DS

26th September 2013

18:00 - 21:00

Meet the makers who have already joined us at
Comment by Rebecca Skeels on September 15, 2013 at 7:51am
Comment by Rebecca Skeels on September 15, 2013 at 7:50am

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