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: 67
Latest Activity: 15 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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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 June 27, 2017 at 1:56am

Join us TODAY, Tuesday 27th June from 6-7.30pm for our 20:20 Visions exhibition Curator's Talk at The Goldsmiths' Centre, London.

Curator Terry Hunt will move through the display of work drawing attention to significant aspects and highlighting developments seen within the artists' work over 20 years. 

Tickets only £5! Book now: Curator's Talk

We look forward to sharing more about this stunning exhibition with you! 

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on June 26, 2017 at 2:09am

Join us TOMORROW, Tuesday 27th June from 6-7.30pm for our 20:20 Visions exhibition Curator's Talk at The Goldsmiths' Centre, London, .

Curator Terry Hunt will move through the display of work drawing attention to significant aspects and highlighting developments seen within the artists' work over 20 years. 

Tickets only £5! Book now: Curator's Talk

We look forward to sharing more about this stunning exhibition with you! 

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on June 25, 2017 at 9:32am
Lecturer in Silversmithing & Jewellery (0.5FTE)
Glasgow School of Art - School of Design
 
The position requires a broad knowledge of Jewellery design techniques and materials investigation, a range of drawing techniques, relevant media and applications including RHINO.
 
Download: Job Description
 
Closing Date: Friday 30th June 2017
 
For full details and to apply online, please visit: www.gsa.ac.uk/jobs
 
The Glasgow School of Art is an equal opportunities employer.
 
Comment by Rebecca Skeels on June 25, 2017 at 8:16am

CRAFTS
This month: the World of Paper

Why don't we reverse the traditional assumptions about this unexpectedly rich material, obtained by pressing together moist fibers of cellulose pulp? Let’s discover how expertise and know-how can shape and transform paper for fashion, interior design, publishing… or simply to seduce us!
Here is a short selection of makers working with paper in several areas. Just click on the photos to see more about them. Of course there are many others which you can discover by following the link below our selection.:

Fashion & Accessories: Bags, Dresses, fashion items and many more creative objects can be realized with just paper!
 
Réjane Van Enst produces necklaces, earrings, bracelets, brooches, and rings using natural papers. "I prefer natural papers (rice paper, banana fiber, pineapple, Nepalese paper or Burmese) that offer me an infinite palette. However..."
http://mailchi.mp/madineurope/85tep76fct-559397?e=cc8cd9e93e



Comment by Rebecca Skeels on June 25, 2017 at 7:44am
Rhino in an effective and time saving manner

Who should take this course:
Anyone interested in 3D modelling with a view to creating physical objects.
Jewellery makers and small scale sculptors.
Dates and price
Monday - Friday /21st to 25th August
Hours: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Price: £ 550 / 640 €
Language: English
Class size: min 5 / max 10
Comment by Rebecca Skeels on June 25, 2017 at 7:17am

How The Watch Transformed Our World

Crafting Time

http://designmuseum.org/things-to-do/talks-and-events/crafting-time...

Tuesday 11 July, 18:15 – 19:30

Join Carole Kasapi, Pierre Rainero and Nicholas Foulkes to explore how the watch transformed our relationship to time, craftsmanship and luxury.

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on June 25, 2017 at 7:15am

Cartier in Motion
Until 28 July
pop-up exhibition
Curated by renowned architect Lord Norman Foster, learn the unique story of Cartier’s approach to watchmaking and discover rare insights into the work of the designers in the invention of the modern wristwatch.
Free admission
https://designmuseum.org/exhibitions/cartier-in-motion?mc_cid=68fe5...

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on June 25, 2017 at 7:13am

Breathing Colour by Hella Jongerius opens next Wednesday
28 June - 24 September 2017

Be amongst the first to explore Breathing Colour by acclaimed  Dutch designer Hella Jongerius. Take a deeper look at the way colour behaves in this new installation-based exhibition which will simulate morning, noon and evening light to explore the impact of changing daylight on our perception of colour.

https://designmuseum.org/exhibitions/breathing-colour-by-hella-jong...

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on June 25, 2017 at 7:12am

http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/oldest-prosthetic-world-3000-year-old-wood...

Archaeologists are investigating a remarkable carved wooden toe dating back to the 1st millennium BCE. It is the oldest known prosthetic device discovered in the world so far.

The fake big toe is long, shapely and delicately carved with the detail of a toenail. The maker was highly skilled, as the toe was designed to be comfortable and mobile, attached around the ball of the foot with a strong strap.

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on June 25, 2017 at 7:08am

Making Little Craft is the vision of Junko Mori and John Egan.

"We want to create a space for craft: the local community, its' makers and their talent all to be celebrated."
https://junko-mori.squarespace.com/about-me/

 

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Rebecca Skeels commented on Rebecca Skeels's group The Association for Contemporary Jewellery
"There were great discussions about tool-making and lots of practical tips at our 20:20 Visions conference earlier this month, thanks to Tim Blades' workshop session."
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Images of Creative Communion

My journey from Vancouver, BC. Canada, to the “Imagery in Jewelry” workshop at Touchstone Center for Craft in Farmington, Pennsylvania. See More
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Harriete E Berman commented on Brigitte Martin's blog post Cecil Kemperink, NL: Ceramic Chain Mail
"I think that all her work is very beautiful and interesting....I wonder if she is very frustrated when poor handling breaks a link.  Or how she deals with the frustration that the work is beyond my people's expectations for jewelry.…"
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Harriete E Berman commented on Brigitte Martin's blog post Cecil Kemperink, NL: Ceramic Chain Mail
"Very interesting.  Show what happens when an artist keeps working, and working, and working. "
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Lorena Angulo joined Brigitte Martin's group
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The Justified Sinner commented on Brigitte Martin's blog post Cecil Kemperink, NL: Ceramic Chain Mail
"AMAZING!  Quite brilliant idea and beautifully executed."
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Cecil Kemperink, NL: Ceramic Chain Mail

At first I thought this must be 3D printed, but it is not. It's fabricated, link by link.So in love with this cross-over application. Ceramics x Fiber and also x Jewelry. Visual artist Cecil Kemperink creates ceramic sculptures. …See More
23 hours ago

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Nisa Blackmon

"Symbihome", 2017

Copper, vitreous enamel, luster.

6.5"l x 4.5"w x 1.25"h.

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