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: 66
Latest Activity: 4 hours ago

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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Hello ACJ followers, Likers and Members. Could you comment on this post and let us know the one thing you like to see on our networks and the one thing you would prefer not to see! Thank you.

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Comment by Rebecca Skeels on March 3, 2019 at 9:19am
Presentation, Painting and Jewellery Design for Beginners
This intensive short course will introduce you to the skills to turn your ideas into jewellery design. Led by freelance multi award-winning designer of jewellery and objet d’art, Jennifer Bloy FRSA FIPG, you will be introduced to the concepts of jewellery design, from creating to-scale technical drawings to full-colour presentation drawings for display purposes, and some of the processes needed along the way.
 
04 Apr 2019 - 12 Apr 2019, 10:00AM - 4:00PM
More info and booking

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on March 3, 2019 at 9:17am
Instagram - How to Convert Your Followers into Customers
 
How do you make social media work for your business?
 
In this one-day workshop tailored to jewellers and silversmiths, social media consultant and trainer Alison Battisby will show you how to create and implement an effective strategy for your brand on Instagram and Facebook.
5 April 2019, 9:30am – 4:30pm

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on March 3, 2019 at 9:11am

Handmade Oxford – The International Contemporary Arts Festival from Thursday 27 – Sunday 30 June 2019 at Waterperry Gardens. https://www.handmadeinbritain.co.uk/events/handmade-oxford/?mc_cid=...

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on March 3, 2019 at 9:07am
Craft in Focus: Maker in focus: Quo Vadis Jewellery - Handcrafted fine jewellery from Eddie and Sarah
 
 
At the age of seven Sarah received a DIY tumbled gem bracelet from her brother’s friend. She was obsessed! The shiny colours ignited a fire, she knew that working with gems and making jewellery would be something she would want to do forever. This humble bracelet was the only costume jewellery Sarah owned. Her mum believed in fine jewellery and occasionally would take Sarah to the jewellers to choose something of value. Sarah remembers going to buy her first pearl necklace only to discover they didn’t suit her and instead returned with a simple ruby ring, followed by other handmade pieces.
 
Not academically inclined and having already been working from the age of 12, Sarah tried her hand at many things with her sights firmly set on finding her way into a role that would vocationally teach her the skills to make her own designs. Working for a jewellery company in Oxfordshire taught her the skills of the trade but by 23 she was already crafting her own designs to a dedicated client base and developing a name for herself at small craft events.
This further fuelled Sarah into building her own jewellery brand of making jewellery for clients whose passion for quality gemstones and unique, handcrafted designs drafted from careful conversation and the stones themselves.
 
Read more about Quo Vadis, their background, inspiration and work! https://www.craftinfocus.com/quo-vadis

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on March 3, 2019 at 9:03am
Guidance on fees and day rates for visual artists
Sample day rates to guide arts budgeting and to help visual artists negotiate a fair rate of pay for short-term contracts such as commissions, residencies and community projects.

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on February 23, 2019 at 5:33am
Collect, the international craft and design fair, returns for its 15th edition under new directorship
 
The event at the Saatchi Gallery showcases everything from emerging ceramic artists to established jewellers and avant-garde robotic art
 

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on February 23, 2019 at 5:31am
Crafts magazine’s latest issue is a celebration of individuality and reinvention. We meet the materials experts bringing a sense of tactility to the digital realm, go behind the scenes at east London’s raucous drag scene and enter the high-tech parallel universe of New York-based artist Saya Woolfalk.
Plus, we launch a new series venturing inside the homes of collectors to see how people live with craft (in this case, everything from ceramics to ukuleles and Inuit sculptures), and meet the makers reshaping Berlin.

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on February 23, 2019 at 5:18am
IJL Inspired: Interview with Bright Young Gem Winner, Daisy Grice
 
Hear from one of our Bright Young Gems 2018 winners, Daisy Grice on her experience of being selected for one of the most coveted platforms in the industry, spawning a string of high flying careers.
 
Submissions for Bright Young Gems 2019 will be opening soon! https://blog.jewellerylondon.com/ijl-inspired-interview-with-bright...

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on February 23, 2019 at 5:17am
Celebrating 10 Years of Showcasing the Stars of Tomorrow
 
Since launching in 2009, KickStart has given jewellery designers the chance to start their industry careers in the most vibrant & engaging way possible; The selected 6 designers will have the unique opportunity to showcase their jewellery at IJL 2019, giving them access to our leading trade-only audience, buyers, retailers & leading mentoring programme.
 
Want to be the next Stephen Webster, Shaun Leane, Solange Azagury-Partridge, ChloBo or Sif Jakobs, then KickStart is for you.
 
Requirements
Jewellery designed & made in the UK
Business must be between 1 - 5 years old
Must have capability to take & fulfil orders
Will be required to join the National Association of Jewellers
Precious & non-precious jewellery are acceptable
 

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on February 23, 2019 at 5:15am

Open Call for the Legnica International Jewellery Competition 2019. http://silver.legnica.pl/en/

 

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