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 10:51am

http://www.craftscouncil.org.uk/what-we-do/flourish/?utm_source=Mas...

Flourish: A two day conference to ignite your creative business ambitions
early bird tickets available!

Armourers Hall, London,19-20 June 2017

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on May 6, 2017 at 10:48am

Design-Nation: Marks & Tools
The exhibition is themed around the marks and tools of the maker and how these translate into different disciplines. Design-Nation’s makers produce a wide range of distinctive high quality contemporary objects, both useful and decorative, large and small, simple and ornate; all are distinguished by commitment to craft and deep understanding of excellent design.
http://www.oxotower.co.uk/events/design-nation-marks-tools/?utm_sou...

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on May 6, 2017 at 10:42am

Clerkenwell Design Week
23 - 25 May 2017
Clerkenwell Design Week returns for its eighth edition with a series of exhibitions, events, and installations hosted in distinctive spaces across Clerkenwell. It's free to attend, you just need to register in advance. http://www.clerkenwelldesignweek.com/?utm_source=Design%20Museum&am...

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on May 5, 2017 at 3:33am

Are You Looking For a Bridge Between University and a Professional Life as A Silversmith or Jeweller?
 
Bishopsland is now interviewing for the September 2017 intake.
 
Bishopsland is an internationally recognised, post graduate residential course which provides equal concentration on silversmithing skills and the professional skills needed to be able to work successfully as a self-employed maker. This integrated approach makes the course unique.
Bishopsland is committed to craftsmanship, innovation and helping makers to be sustainable, we offer a 46 week sustained intensive training course in design, technical and business skills.
 
Bishopsland is about the pursuit of excellence in contemporary silver. Our achievements are those of our Fellows, several of whom have award winning and international careers. Key emerging names in contemporary silver include Ndidi Ekubia MA (RCA), Theresa Nguyen, Miriam Hanid, Bryony Knox and Lin Cheung MA (RCA).
 
The cost of a one year residential course at Bishopsland should not be prohibitive to any talented emerging silversmith or jeweller. There are bursaries available to help support members of the course.
 
If you would like to be considered for an interview please send your c.v. to Glyn McIntosh at g.mcintosh@bishopsland.org.uk To find out more about Bishopsland our website is www.bishopsland.org.uk
 
 Kind regards
 
Glyn
 
 
 
Glyn McIntosh
Bishopsland Educational Trust
T 0118 972 4550
M 07557994732
W www.bishopsland.org.uk

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on May 1, 2017 at 7:06am

ACJ:
Full membership to receive discounts, e newsletters, Findings Magazine, special member Invites to exhibitions and talks, promote yourself and much more. http://www.acj.org.uk/index.php/about-us

Plus Thank you all that follow, like and become members of our digital networks!

Facebook: 3021 likes and 2934 followers https://www.facebook.com/Association.Contemporary.Jewellery/

Linkedin: 2974 members https://www.linkedin.com/groups/3628898

CraftHaus: 67 members http://crafthaus.ning.com/group/associationforcontemporaryjewellery

Our newest platform and fastest growing:
Instagram: 439 Followers https://www.instagram.com/acj.org.uk/

Twitter: 1235 Followers:https://twitter.com/ACJ_Org_UK

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on May 1, 2017 at 6:57am

One of the many things Art Jewelry Forum does is provide grants and awards to artists within the field to fund their research and to celebrate their successes. We are pleased to share with you an interview with Cristina Filipe, the winner of the inaugural 2017 Susan Beech Mid-Career Artist Grant. Find out her plans for the future as she completes her research and prepares both a book and an exhibition about Portuguese art jewelry.
https://artjewelryforum.org/in-conversation-with-cristina-filipe?ut...

Very soon, AJF will be announcing the call for the 2018 Artist Award--stay tuned for more information.

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on April 30, 2017 at 10:31am

Silversmithing at Georg Jensen
Thurs 4 May, 12-6pm
4 May 12:00 — 18:00

Booking:
Not necessary
Free

www.georgjensen.com
Danish silverware specialist, Georg Jensen, brings a master silversmith from their Copenhagen workshop to London. Visitors are invited to view demonstrations throughout the afternoon.

Georg Jensen is a Danish design house renowned for its creative collaborations with some of the foremost designers of the past century and today. Founded in 1904 by master silversmith Georg Jensen, its collections include silverware and flatware, fine jewellery, watches, accessories and a home collection. Since its beginnings in 1904, Georg Jensen silversmiths have transmitted their tools and techniques to new generations of artisans to continue the brand’s longstanding tradition of silversmithing.

This event is part of The Grosvenor Series
http://www.londoncraftweek.com/events/silversmithing-at-georg-jense...

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on April 30, 2017 at 5:19am


Policy Brief April 2017

In April we look at -

    Policy priorities – priorities for the Industrial Strategy Green Paper consultation, ACE priorities for Brexit
    Creativity and education - the Durham Commission on Creativity and Education, the NSEAD Manifesto for Art, Craft and Design Education
    Access to culture – open letter to the G7 culture ministers, House of Lords’ debate, the Culture is Digital initiative and culture beyond borders
    Lastly, who is using Fablabs? And don’t miss out on the tax breaks for exhibitions.

http://www.craftscouncil.org.uk/what-we-do/policy-brief-april-2017?...


Comment by Rebecca Skeels on April 30, 2017 at 3:28am
Programme Manager (Higher Education) – Creative Metalwork
Plumpton College
Location: Lewes
Salary: £29,320 to £33,982 per annum
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed on: 25th April 2017
Closes: 18th May 2017
 
Closing date for applications: Thursday, 18th May 2017 at midday
 
Interviews will be held: Week commencing 29th May 2017
Comment by Rebecca Skeels on April 29, 2017 at 8:56am

The Craft Film Festival returns to London’s Picturehouse Central.

The three-day event, from 2-4 May, has been created by Crafts magazine and the Crafts Council
and highlights the extraordinary talent and technique of the making and moving-image communities.  http://mailchi.mp/craftscouncil/real-to-reel-craft-film-festival-re...

 

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