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: 78
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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

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"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

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Comment by Rebecca Skeels on November 19, 2013 at 1:06am
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As part of our commitment to provide support to makers, we are thrilled to announce a partnership with some very talented and passionate creative businesses to bring a series of inspiring Creative Business Workshops to 318 Ceramics.


These workshops are not limited to potters and ceramic artists, but are designed for anyone who is either looking to start up or currently in a creative or craft based business or:
wanting to turn your craft into a full-time job, but don't know where to begin have goals in mind but don't know how to turn them into reality love making and would like to make money from your creations have started selling but want to expand your customer base
your business needs a bit of a refocus / refresh

Our workshops will be held in the wonderfully refurbished Farnham Pottery 'Fancy Loft'. Numbers are limited to a maximum of eight people, and unless otherwise stated, run from 10.00am until 4.00pm and include a light lunch and refreshments.
Comment by Rebecca Skeels on November 18, 2013 at 10:57am
Meet the Makers
Tuesday 19th November
18:00 – 21:00

Handmade in Britain would like to welcome you to a festive celebration of contemporary design & craftsmanship, a unique shopping experience like no other.

For one evening on Tuesday 19th November our pop-up will be hosted by some of our favourite designer-makers for a very special Meet the Maker event.

On hand throughout the evening to talk about their work and showcase their collections, our makers invite you to discover the story behind that perfect gift and learn how your favourite piece is made. Come and browse, buy or commission unique handmade gifts and join us for a mince pie amongst the festive splendour of the Christmas Arcade.

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Comment by Rebecca Skeels on November 17, 2013 at 8:30am
Dazzle@oxo



Dazzle will be making a short move down the South Bank into the iconic Oxo Tower Wharf, transforming into Dazzle@oxo...

Up until this year Dazzle, the UK's largest selling contemporary jewellery exhibition, has called the National Theatre their London home. In 2013 they will be showcasing over 50 jewellery designers from 22 countries and selling 3000 unique handmade pieces right here in our gallery@oxo.

Along with established jewellery designers such as Gail Klevan and Jane Adam and our very own Josef Koppmann, Dazzle will be introducing 12 new young designers. Graduate Kelly Munro will be bringing her wonderful statement pieces, using branded wood, knotted rubber and intricately saw pierced metal, each inspired by the north Scottish coastline. While fellow emerging designer, Chris Boland, will be bringing his strong bold designs using semi-precious stones.

For 32 years, Dazzle has provided a much anticipated insight into all that is happening in contemporary jewellery. The showcase is a place to find both internationally collected names and to discover new talent, hand picked from graduate shows by the Dazzle team. Don't miss out on viewing (and buying) these wearable works of art on display in the gallery@oxo throughout November and the festive season.


Image 2: Jane Adam ovoid bangles, photo by Joel Degen
Image 3 (landing page): Jenny Llewellyn, Chromophobia necklace.







Event information

Dates: 11 November - 5 January 2014
Opening times:
Monday - Saturdays 10am - 7.30pm
Thursdays 10am - 9pm
Sundays 11am - 6pm
Closed: 25, 26 December & 1 January 2013

Admission: Free
Venue: gallery@oxo
Comment by Rebecca Skeels on November 17, 2013 at 8:28am
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Dear rebecca,

We're delighted to tell you that the latest craft&design Newsletter is now online. With a busy few weeks ahead leading in to the festive season, it's good to know that this newsletter, along with an archive of previous ones, is always there for you to download and read at your leisure, all absolutely free of charge.

Download November Newsletter

We publish our craft&design Newsletters online on alternate months to the printed magazine, so that we can be sure to keep you bang up to date with what's going on in the UK right through the year.

With very best wishes from the craft&design team
Comment by Rebecca Skeels on November 17, 2013 at 8:26am

Christmas Contemporary Craft Fair
RHS Garden Wisley
27 November - 1 December 2013
New For This Year - Admission to Garden included in Craft Fair ticket*
160 Stands - Live Festive Music!

27 November - 1 December

Open 9 am daily with late night opening Thursday

Adults: £9
RHS Members: Free
RHS Member's Family Guest: £6
Accompanied Under 16s: Free
Tickets Available On The Door

RHS Garden Wisley, Woking, on the A3, close to M25 J10. Signposted on the A3.
http://www.craftinfocus.com/

Further information on RHS Garden Wisley
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Comment by Rebecca Skeels on November 17, 2013 at 8:12am
AJF is an ambitious, unique, and passionate global nonprofit organization. It is dedicated to supporting the development of art jewelry as a collectible art form, encouraging artists to make the best work possible, and helping art professionals to research and write about jewelry. Will you make an end-of-the-year donation and help our mainly volunteer organization continue to pursue these exciting goals.

Please contribute to advancing the credibility of contemporary jewelry by donating $50. And more will do more...

Thank you,
Everyone on the AJF board and staff


Spread the Word! Get the AJF logo & add it to your site.
Friend us on Facebook.
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Comment by Rebecca Skeels on November 13, 2013 at 1:31am
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Passion is contagious! Show us your passion, Show us your work!
Submit your work to feature in the Orchid Online Jewelry Exhibition today: http://www.ganoksin.com/gnkurl/ep7z58
Comment by Rebecca Skeels on November 13, 2013 at 1:30am
CALL FOR ENTRIES: "Changing Hues: Color Embraced by Metalsmiths Around the World."
http://www.ganoksin.com/gnkurl/changinghues

The exhibition is open to all metalsmiths, professional and amateur, advanced and beginner, around the world.

The exhibition is seeking works whose primary theme is color, whether that be using colored materials, exploring creating colored surfaces, or encasing the object in color. Works should be about COLOR - not color as an accent or focal point, but with color embraced as their primary visual focus.
Comment by Rebecca Skeels on November 10, 2013 at 12:44pm
Exhibit on the UK pavilion at Inhorgenta, Munich.

The British Jewellery & Giftware International in conjunction with UK Trade & Investment will again be organising a British pavilion in Hall C2 – Contemporary Design, within this extremely popular event.
From February 14th to 17th 2014, exhibit at the 41st Inhorgenta event which offers the latest news and trends in the world of watches, jewellery, gemstones and lifestyle.

Inhorgenta is an internationally renowned and successful platform for Innovative, creative and trend setting products to make their impact in the International market.
Comprising of around 30,000 trade visitors from 89 countries and 1,217 exhibitors from 39 countries Inhorgenta is the optimum venue to reach markets and customers that would normally be unfeasible to attain.

To register your interest in participating at Inhorgenta 2014 within the British pavilion from as little £700+VAT please contact David Kukadia on:
[e] dave.kukadia@batf.uk.com
http://www.inhorgenta.com/en/portal/cn/exhibitor_service
Comment by Rebecca Skeels on November 10, 2013 at 12:19pm
Handmade Christmas is approaching fast and we have just 10 stands left for one of the UK's largest contemporary craft shows!

Handmade Christmas at The O2 is now just one month away. With over 300 stall holders selling an exciting range of gifts and foods already confirmed and 70,000+ visitors expected over the three days we have all the ingredients for a very successful Christmas event.

There are 10 stalls left for Handmade Christmas. Stall cost just £380 for craft and £350 for artisan food producers. But, there are just 10 left, so it is - first come, first served.

If you would like one of the last stands, email the sales team asap to reserve your stall.

Handmade Christmas is an affordable way for clever creatives to get face to face with thousands of potential customers in a strong sales environment. With exhibition stands at just £380 for three days, it's a must-do event for producers, traders and suppliers who live to craft and craft to live.

Don't miss out on this amazing new show at one amazing venue!
Call Jo or Rich on 01572 787567 to discuss availability.

To download brochure http://www.handmadechristmas.co.uk/handmade_brochure.pdf
To download the floor plan http://www.handmadechristmas.co.uk/handmade_sales.pdf
Working in conjunction with AEG at The O2
Peninsula Exhibitions Ltd
 

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