The Association for Contemporary Jewellery

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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
Members: 75
Latest Activity: on Friday

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 27, 2013 at 9:19am

The craft&design Directory of Craft Guilds & Associations will be published in the September/October printed issue of craft&design magazine. To be sure that your Guild, Group or Association is included, simply reply by the closing date of 28th June. Listings are available FREE to Guilds, Groups or Associations that book display (boxed) advertising space in craft&design magazine. Alternatively there is a fee of £90 + VAT for a 'directory key' that includes:

  • A fifth of a page listing in the September/October printed issue with two images
  • An entry in our online directory of Craft Guilds and Associations at www.craftanddesign.net/guilds
  • The facility to log in and add dates and details for exhibitions, workshops, craft fairs and other craft-related events to our events list atwww.craftanddesign.net/events for the next twelve months

You'll find more information here: www.craftanddesign.net/directory/key

I apologise if this email should have been sent to a different Guild member - if this is the case, please would you forward it to the appropriate person and notify me so that I can update our records. Please don't hesitate to contact me if you have any queries.

With kind regards, 
Michael Ball 
craft&design magazine

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on May 27, 2013 at 8:13am

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on May 27, 2013 at 8:11am
Our next event, The Craft & Design Experience, will be held from 21-23 June in Henley on Thames and will feature a number of workshops and demonstrations to enable you to experience the creative processes involved in contemporary craft. As well as these workshops and demonstrations, there will be nearly 200 exhibitors displaying and selling their work as well as a wide range of entertainment making this event a must-visit whatever the weather. Here's a selection of some of the workshops being featured at the event this year. We hope you will try some of these.
http://www.craftexperience.co.uk/
Comment by Rebecca Skeels on May 27, 2013 at 8:06am
Comment by Rebecca Skeels on May 27, 2013 at 7:57am

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on May 27, 2013 at 7:37am

Hi Everyone

Don't forget to add your exhibitions and shows, classes and facts and competitions that are related to contemporary jewellery here!

And do also paste related and useful links to items you find.

Please also feel free to comment on other peoples discussions and posts.

We have a continually growing digital network with todays numbers at

1195 people linked to the Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Association-for-Contemporary-Jew...

68 to the Crafthaus page
http://crafthaus.ning.com/group/associationforcontemporaryjewellery

1545 to the linkedin page http://www.linkedin.com/groups/Association-Contemporary-Jewellery-3...

So well worth sharing some information!

We also share information through our website: http://www.acj.org.uk/
and out e-newsletter and findings magazine
as well as exhibitions and events!

Have Fun.
Best Rebecca

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on May 27, 2013 at 7:32am

You are invited to a very inspiring presentation! The Maine Center for Creativity and USM are very excited to present our next Creative Toolbox Series (which is generously sponsored in part by UNUM and Mainebiz):

Capitalizing on Creativity: How to Lead Creative People 
with Edison Liu, M.D., President and CEO of The Jackson Laborator
June 5th from 5:30pm-7:30pm 
Glickman LibraryPortland USM campus.

Why is it important for your community or workplace to develop a culture of creativity? And how does that improve your workplace?
 
In a 2010 IBM report 60% of CEOs listed “Creativity” as their number one leadership skill. Creativity drives business and adds value to both customers and the bottom line. Everyone agrees on the importance of having creative thinkers in their organizations. However, most people don’t know how to fully utilize these talented people once they have their team together. The real challenge comes in knowing how to lead creative people. How do you harness their talent! s and keep them on track with the goals of the company? How can you foster the right environment that encourages new ideas? Join us for an interesting and informative evening exploring these questions.

Pricing: $35
 or become a member of MCC for $35 and the first Creative Toolbox is free! 
$15
 for MCC Members, USM Alumni, non-USM students with student ID
Free to USM Students with student ID
 
Space is limited! Register todayintern@mainecenterforcreativity.org

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on May 27, 2013 at 7:21am

CERF+ Responds to OK Tornadoes

CERF+ is in the process of reaching out to artists and organizations in the areas that were affected by the tornadoes in Oklahoma over the past week. If you know anyone in these communities, please help us connect with them either by passing along their contact information or by passing ours to them. If you are part of an arts organization, please make sure your constituents know about CERF+’s programs and services. In addition to ouremergency relief for craft artists, we also have resources about clean-upsalvageapplying for aid from FEMA, and more that may prove useful in the coming weeks and months.

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on May 27, 2013 at 7:18am

WEEKLY NEWS

With over 100 hundred viewers watching Saturdays WebCast Jason was panicking when our system went down when we swapped over cameras. Luckily we had a webcam hooked up as a backup. Yet again the picture quality was poor and we went off air for 5 minutes but everyone who was watching started virtual singing in the chat box. How cool is that?

We are changing companies for next months WebCast which will be all about Texturing Metal. This company promises full screen and the ability to stop, rewind whilst actually watching the broadcast. We will be having a test run soon using the new company and will be going over Polishing again. So keep your eyes peeled for a link dropping into your email inbox. We will not be advertising this WebCast as we are just practising, so if you want to join in (it will be light hearted) then please do.

We are still answering your Tweets on polishing. If you would like to ask Andrew a question on polishing, then please Tweet and add the hashtag ATBMAY. So type your question followed by #ATBMAY. This way Andrew and the team will be able to reply to you individually.

Finally here is the link to the recording of Saturdays WebCast. Once again apologies for the poor picture quality, it shouldn't happen again.

http://www.anymeeting.com/atthebench/EE51DF87804F

Three films have gone live this week

Product Review – Durston Corrugated Rolling Mill


To make the film a bit more interesting, Andrew used the mill and another Durston product, the Bangle Forming Die Set, to make a torque bangle in 8 minutes flat, well….corrugated actually.......

Setting a Triangular Cabochon Stone Part 2

Andrew start with the basics and shows you how to make your own bezel wire and then demistifies the technique of making a bezel to fit a triangular stone accurately and easily, getting the fit right first.......

Techniques – Tension Set Ring Part 3

The first tension ring, called the Niessing Spannring®, was created in 1979 by the German company Niessing, but the technique has been around for over 40 years. Several At The Bench members requested this film.......

Regards

Andrew and the At The Bench Team

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on May 27, 2013 at 7:09am

ArtFund COLLECT 2013 winning museums announced
Nine museums have each won a share of the £75,000 ArtFund Collect prize and secured a major piece of contemporary craft for their collections. The ArtFund and Crafts Council created the scheme which enables museums to enhance their contemporary craft collections. To see if an exciting new piece has made it your way check the list here.
http://www.artfund.org/news/2013/05/13/nine-museums-win-major-new-o...

 

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