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: 70
Latest Activity: on Monday

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

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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: info@poppyporter.co.uk. 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: info@poppyporter.co.uk.Jewellery 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: info@poppyporter.co.uk.Continue

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Comment by Rebecca Skeels on August 2, 2015 at 9:27am
Deputy Warden Reappointed at the BSI

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We would like to congratulate Dr Robert Organ, Deputy Warden of our Assay Office, for being reappointed by The British Standards Institute (BSI) as Chairman of STI/53 (Specifications and Test Methods for Jewellery and Horology).

The elected Chairmen of the BSI undertake an important function on behalf of the UK National Standards Body (NSB). The role of the NSB is to support the needs of business and industry in respect of voluntary standards, ensuring open public consultation and full stakeholder engagement, in line with the principles of the World Trade Organisation (WTO).

The consensus process lies at the heart of BSI’s work and their Chairmen are key to ensuring an effective and efficient delivery from the committee network.
Comment by Rebecca Skeels on August 2, 2015 at 9:24am
Dave Receives Honorary Membership to the CTSI

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We are excited to announce that Dave Merry, Head of Training and Trading Standards Liaison (pictured above, centre) has recently been awarded an Honorary Membership of the CTSI (Chartered Trading Standards Institute) for his contribution to hallmarking enforcement over 40 years.

Dave commented: "I am honoured to have been recognised as one of only 6 non-Trading Standards Officers ever to receive this award since CTSI began".

What a fantastic achievement, well done Dave!
Comment by Rebecca Skeels on August 2, 2015 at 9:21am
New Opportunities at the British Hallmarking Council

The Secretary of State wishes to appoint four members to the British Hallmarking Council, a partner body of the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills. If you have experience in the trading or manufacture of articles of precious metals, such as jewellery and antiques, a background in consumer protection or experience gained in another field of expertise relevant to the work of the Council, such as economics or quality assurance, we would like to hear from you.

You will be responsible for:
• Working with the four UK Assay Offices and monitoring the work they and their sub-offices carry out (including any sub-offices offshore)
• Supporting Trading Standards departments to ensure that hallmarking law is enforced
• Proposing legal changes and advising the Secretary of State for BIS
• Maintaining the high standards of the UK’s hallmarking facilities.

The term of office is for an initial period of three years, starting on 1 January 2016. Closing date: 14 September 2015 (24:00)

Members are not remunerated but travel, subsistence and other reasonable expenses will be reimbursed. The Council normally meets two or three times a year at one of the four Assay Offices i.e. London, Birmingham, Sheffield or Edinburgh.
A full applicant pack can be obtained from the website www.gov.uk/nmro or by e-mail to fiona.birchall@nmro.gov.uk. Alternatively, you can telephone Fiona Birchall on: 020 8943 7214.

BIS is committed to the principle of public appointments on merit with independent assessment, openness and fairness of process and providing equal opportunities for all.
Comment by Rebecca Skeels on July 28, 2015 at 4:21pm
Comment by Rebecca Skeels on July 28, 2015 at 1:06am
What do watchmakers do?
People who make watches and clocks are also called horologists. They work on all types and sizes of watch and clock, from tiny wristwatches to large clocks (including public clocks).

Some horologists can also be involved in making scientific timepieces, such as atomic clocks and those controlled by radio signals.

Watchmakers may work on very old clocks and watches, repairing and restoring them. They may work on any part of the clock or watch - either the mechanism inside, or the outer casing.

They may be involved in:

opening watch cases and examining mechanisms
repairing or replacing broken or defective parts, including making parts where necessary
reassembling watches
cleaning parts and watch cases
designing new watch cases and mechanisms.
What is the job like?
Watchmakers use a range of specialist equipment, such as lathes, drill presses, ultrasonic cleaning machines and hand tools (tweezers, pliers, screwdrivers). They may also use chemicals for cleaning watches and parts.

Some watchmakers work for large watch or jewellery companies or nationwide chains.

Many watchmakers are self-employed. They usually work in their own workshop, which might be at home or in other premises. This might be a high street shop where customers can visit. Customers who can’t visit the shop send their watches to the watchmaker.

http://ccskills.org.uk/careers/advice/article/watchmaker?utm_source...
Comment by Rebecca Skeels on July 24, 2015 at 12:22pm
Comment by Rebecca Skeels on July 24, 2015 at 12:20pm
Crafts Council and The New Craftsmen awarded funding to increase export of British craft

Arts Council England has awarded the Crafts Council and The New Craftsmen £200,000 for a three year programme to grow a sustainable international market for British craft.

British craft is renowned around the world but only 27% of makers currently export. This programme aims to change that by simultaneously growing international appetite for British craft and giving makers the skills to realise their export potential.

Up to 200 craft businesses will have access to masterclasses, mentoring and workshops and a number of British craft showcases at US and European fairs will take place over the three years.

“British craft has a worldwide reputation for quality and inventiveness. Through our international programme Crafts Council supports makers to take advantage of this to realise their export ambitions. We’re thrilled that Arts Council England is investing in this programme with the New Craftsmen to enable more makers to develop their export skills and showcase their work on the international stage.” Annie Warburton, Creative Director, Crafts Council
http://www.craftscouncil.org.uk/articles/british-craft-receives-fun...
Comment by Rebecca Skeels on July 14, 2015 at 12:19am
Comment by Rebecca Skeels on July 13, 2015 at 1:41pm
The 2016 Olympic torch by São Paulo studio Chelles & Hayashi has been revealed ahead of next year's games in Rio de Janeiro.

Chelles & Hayashi created the recycled aluminium torch for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. The design expands vertically when it comes into contact with the flame to reveal a series of coloured resin sections.

http://www.dezeen.com/2015/07/07/rio-2016-olympic-torch-design-expa...
Comment by Rebecca Skeels on July 12, 2015 at 3:31am

Calling ACJ members:
Do let us know what you would like to read about in the next issue of Findings. Contact: info@poppyporter.co.uk. 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: info@poppyporter.co.uk.

Jewellery 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: info@poppyporter.co.uk.

 

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