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.


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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 April 30, 2017 at 5:19am

Policy Brief April 2017

In April we look at -

    Policy priorities – priorities for the Industrial Strategy Green Paper consultation, ACE priorities for Brexit
    Creativity and education - the Durham Commission on Creativity and Education, the NSEAD Manifesto for Art, Craft and Design Education
    Access to culture – open letter to the G7 culture ministers, House of Lords’ debate, the Culture is Digital initiative and culture beyond borders
    Lastly, who is using Fablabs? And don’t miss out on the tax breaks for exhibitions.

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on April 30, 2017 at 3:28am
Programme Manager (Higher Education) – Creative Metalwork
Plumpton College
Location: Lewes
Salary: £29,320 to £33,982 per annum
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed on: 25th April 2017
Closes: 18th May 2017
Closing date for applications: Thursday, 18th May 2017 at midday
Interviews will be held: Week commencing 29th May 2017
Comment by Rebecca Skeels on April 29, 2017 at 8:56am

The Craft Film Festival returns to London’s Picturehouse Central.

The three-day event, from 2-4 May, has been created by Crafts magazine and the Crafts Council
and highlights the extraordinary talent and technique of the making and moving-image communities.

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on April 29, 2017 at 8:47am

Vanilla Ink Studios are expanding and are set to build a jewellery school for the community and they need help. To pledge/share their crowdfunding campaign to help reach their goals.

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on April 29, 2017 at 8:44am

Call for Juried Exhibition: Jewels & Chocolate: Klitm02 together with Joya Barcelona and the Museu de la Xocolata are organizing an exhibition related to gastronomy, the main subject for the 2017 Joya Barcelona Jewellery Week.

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on April 29, 2017 at 8:39am

Devoted to the history of jewellery, the Schmuckmuseum Pforzheim (Pforzheim Jewellery Museum) is the only museum of its kind worldwide.

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on April 29, 2017 at 8:29am

Silver Speaks at the Royal College of Art - PUBLIC SILVERSMITHING SYMPOSIUM
SATURDAY 6th MAY 2017, 14.00 to 18.00 followed by drinks
The Royal College of Art, BATTERSEA CAMPUS

This half-day symposium to be held in partnership with the Royal College of Art is supported by the Goldsmiths' Company, and designed to bring together silver practitioners, educators and enthusiasts to explore the role of silversmiths, their unique skill set and how their work has shaped British culture from the past to the present. Leading cultural commentators, designers and silversmiths will explore silversmithing across craft and design practices.

Tickets are £16.00, or £12.00 for students & concessions.

Booking via Eventbrite:

We hope to see you at the Symposium.
Please do share the flyer on your social media.

Thanks, and kind regards
Tamizan Savill, administrator
Contemporary British Silversmiths
0117 966 0107

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on April 29, 2017 at 8:26am

Applications for Craft S/S18 now open
We are delighted to announce applications are now open for UK and international makers, groups and organisations to exhibit at the 6th edition of Top Drawer | Craft. Deadline for entries: 31 JULY 2017.

With limited spaces available, don’t miss your opportunity to present your work to an influential audience of over 15,000 creative retailers, department stores, galleries and museums at the UK’s fastest growing international trade event for contemporary makers.
Contact me today to discuss how to apply and book your preferred stand location.

I look forward to receiving your application.

With best wishes,

Alis Clement
Top Drawer | Craft

t +44 (0)20 7384 7959

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on April 29, 2017 at 8:19am
Comment by Rebecca Skeels on April 29, 2017 at 8:13am

IJL 2017 takes place from Sunday 3 - Tuesday 5 September 2017:

Opening Times

Sunday 3 September: 10am - 7pm

Monday 4 September: 9am - 6pm

Tuesday 5 September: 9am - 5pm


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