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: on Saturday

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 May 6, 2017 at 11:43am
  1. New Designers 2017 will set the scene for the future of design once again this year, showcasing everything from brutalist tea sets to illustrations inspired by vintage matchbox artwork. #ND17 runs in two parts from the 28 June - 1 July and 5 - 8 July, with each part exhibiting unique disciplines. For more information visit newdesigners.com

http://www.newdesigners.com/

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on May 6, 2017 at 11:39am

Bloomin' Jewels: the blossoming of the floral in contemporary jewellery
Private view on Tuesday 23rd May, 6-8pm
At Contemporary Applied Arts, 89 Southwark Street SE1

Curated by Corinne Julius, this special exhibition spotlights cutting-edge, imaginative and technically accomplished modern work whilst celebrating the long and esteemed tradition of depicting flowers and foliage in jewellery. Over 20 respected contemporary jewellers have been invited to offer work using the botanical as a starting point for the creation of jewellery. The results will surprise and dazzle anyone interested in contemporary jewellery, decorative arts, fashion, design and gardening. The show will also include a small loan display of historical floral pieces.

Featured jewellers include Zoe Arnold, Flora Bhattachary, Dorothy Hogg, Andrew Lamb, Wendy Ramshaw, Kayo Saito, Hans Stofer, Rie Taniguchi, Maud Traon, and Silvia Weidenbach.

See http://www.caa.org.uk/exhibitions/2017/bloomin-jewels/ for more details.

By courtesy of CAA and Corrine, members of the SJH and ACJ have been offered the opportunity to attend a private view of the exhibition.

Tickets are £12 per person and include wine and 'nibbles'. Members may bring one guest.

Please apply for tickets using the attached form, or tickets can be purchased online at: http://www.societyofjewelleryhistorians.ac.uk/bloomin

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on May 6, 2017 at 11:37am

Come and join us to celebrate the achievements of our 2016/2017 Artist in Residence at their exhibition ON AIR
The Vittoria Street Gallery is delighted to present new work from the Artists in Residence at the School of Jewellery
13 international Jewellery and Siversmithing Artists will be showcasing their new work made whilst on the residency programme.
The exhibition demonstrates a broad approach both in technical expertise and conceptual design, alongside a varied use of both conventional and unconventional materials.

Private View |Thursday 4th May | 6-8pm
Exhibition Dates|  5th-11th May | 10 – 4pm

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on May 6, 2017 at 11:33am


20:20 Visions
Celebrating 20 Years of the ACJ
18 May - 30 June 2017, Free
To mark its 20th anniversary, the Association for Contemporary Jewellery has invited 20 of its most prominent and innovative members to exhibit two pieces of work, including Terry Hunt’s 4x4 on Purple Brooch (shown below).
More information is available on the Goldsmiths' Centre's website.

http://www.goldsmiths-centre.org/whats-on/exhibitions/2020-visions-...

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on May 6, 2017 at 11:24am

Four days. Over 200 makers and galleries.
Following the storming success of our sell-out shows since 2015, Handmade in Britain is returning to Kew Gardens for the third edition of the international contemporary craft event, HANDMADE AT KEW!
From Thursday 12 October to Sunday 15 October 2017, a handpicked selection of over 200 talented artists and makers will be exhibiting their work and offering visitors the unique opportunity to buy handcrafted original products including ceramics, glass, furniture, textiles, metalwork, wood, sculpture and jewellery.
One ticket allows access to the show and the whole of Kew Gardens, so make a day of it and explore!

http://mailchi.mp/handmadeinbritain/book-now-for-handmade-at-kew?e=...

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on May 6, 2017 at 11:17am


WHAT IS THE WALES FESTIVAL OF INNOVATION?

The Wales Festival of Innovation is set to showcase innovation here in Wales through a number of events, run by companies and academia. It will provide innovators with the opportunity to network with industry experts, showcase their products and services to potential customers and members of the public from across Wales and beyond.
If you or your company would like to hold an event as part of the Wales Festival of Innovation, then we would very much like to hear from you. Taking part is easy. All you have to do is complete the e-form and we will be in contact. http://www.festivalofinnovation.org/index_en.html

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on May 6, 2017 at 11:08am

Metalsmith is an editorially independent publication from the Society of North American Goldsmiths (SNAG), the organization. SNAG checks in regularly with the larger metals and craft community (members and non-members alike) and asks for feedback.

Here's a recent digital issue: http://online.qmags.com/MS0117?sessionID=47EE3556BF0918D1D16AA3B37&.... See for yourself what the magazine is about these days, how it has changed since you last saw it - then take a few minutes of your time to complete this survey about Metalsmith magazine. http://online.qmags.com/MS0117?sessionID=47EE3556BF0918D1D16AA3B37&...

Thank you!

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on May 6, 2017 at 11:04am
Comment by Rebecca Skeels on May 6, 2017 at 10:59am

Extinct

Crafts classified as ‘extinct’ are those which are no longer practised. For the purposes of this research, this category only includes crafts which have become extinct in the past generation.

    Cricket ball making
    Gold beating
    Lacrosse stick making
    Sieve and riddle making

http://heritagecrafts.org.uk/redlist/categories-of-risk/

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on May 6, 2017 at 10:52am


Gallery 2
Newfoundland
29 April – 16 July 2017

Romilly Saumarez Smith & Verdi Yahooda.

An exhibition of works by jeweller Romilly Saumarez Smith and artist Verdi Yahooda. Each of the pieces have at their core Roman, Anglo-Saxon or Medieval metalwork, dropped or discarded hundreds of years ago. These scraps of ancient lives have been transformed by Romilly into wearable art – contemporary jewellery; while renowned artist Verdi, a long standing friend and artistic collaborator of Romilly, has made some exceptional photographic prints of the original metal finds.

http://ruthincraftcentre.org.uk/whats-on/gallery-2/

 

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