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
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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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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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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.Continue

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Comment by Rebecca Skeels on August 10, 2019 at 5:16am
 
Saturday job and occasional holiday cover
 
A position has come up to cover a Saturday at Andre Noir. This role will cover bench work, including – chain repairs, sizing's and basic jewellery work. You will also be able to talk to the customers about jewellery repairs and have good customer service skills.
If you are interested please bring in a copy of your cv or email to info@andrenoir.co.uk
 
We look forward to hearing from you
Closing date 24th August 2019
Comment by Rebecca Skeels on August 10, 2019 at 5:14am
CRAFTSPACE
Show Your Metal
Curated in conjunction with the Home of Metal
 
Comment by Rebecca Skeels on August 10, 2019 at 5:07am

OPEN CALL: CRAFTING FUTURES GRANT https://design.britishcouncil.org/blog/2019/jul/04/open-call-crafti...(EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_1_12_2018_COPY_01)&mc_cid=a6e3749c89&mc_eid=7ca5d70cc2

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on August 10, 2019 at 5:03am

MAKE Festival
The Arts & Crafts Home
Saturday 28 - Sunday 29 September | 11am - 4pm
Free with admission | Friends free
Under 18s free | Students/under 25s £5.75

This summer will see the anticipated return of our popular MAKE Festival, a celebration of making - with a new theme, The Arts & Crafts Home - In partnership with the Crafts Council.

https://www.wattsgallery.org.uk/whats-on/make-festival/?utm_source=...(EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_1_12_2018_COPY_01)&mc_cid=a6e3749c89&mc_eid=7ca5d70cc2

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on August 10, 2019 at 4:56am
Crafts Council:
Maker of the month: Julie Bailey’s wabi-sabi jewellery
 
Jewellery-maker Julie Bailey showed her creative flair young...https://www.craftscouncil.org.uk/articles/maker-of-the-month-julie-...(EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_1_12_2018_COPY_01)&mc_cid=a6e3749c89&mc_eid=7ca5d70cc2
Comment by Rebecca Skeels on August 10, 2019 at 4:54am

Crafts Council Make Your Future campaign

https://www.craftscouncil.org.uk/what-we-do/make-your-future-campai...(EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_1_12_2018_COPY_01)&mc_cid=a6e3749c89&mc_eid=7ca5d70cc2

Pledge your support

Our vision is that every child has a chance to discover their practical abilities, develop their creative talents, and become a maker of the future. This vision is rooted in the knowledge that craft skills lead to diverse careers and creative satisfaction throughout life.

Recent governments have failed to change its education policy to make craft and other creative subjects a vital part of the curriculum. So, we are asking the craft community, leading figures from the creative industries and the craft-loving public to take matters into their own hands and pledge a commitment to give young people an introduction to craft.

We need you to pledge your support for craft education using the form below and on social media using #makeyourfuture. It can be big or small— from setting up a Craft Club at your school to offering a day’s work experience in your studio. By doing just a little bit extra, we can build a movement to support the makers of the future.

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on August 9, 2019 at 4:18am
 
 
The Gem Empathy Award is now open for entries.
 
The long-standing Gem Empathy Award – organised by Gem-A (Gemmological Association of Great Britain) and hosted by IJL – gives exhibitors and, for the first time, visitors at International Jewellery London (IJL) a chance to win a precious and sustainable coral cabochon to bring their unique and inspiring jewellery design to life.
 
All those who enter the competition, whether an established brand or emerging designer, will have the opportunity to receive the stone, an article in Gems&Jewellery magazine and a voucher to put towards the construction of the piece.
Comment by Rebecca Skeels on August 9, 2019 at 4:11am
 
Flutemaking trainee sought to avert craft extinction
 
The Heritage Crafts Association (HCA) has set out to save British flutemaking by seeking potential trainees interested in learning this intricate and highly-skilled craft from a retiring master.
Comment by Rebecca Skeels on August 9, 2019 at 3:35am
20th Anniversary Archive Project:
Internship Opportunity for PhD Student
In 2020, Cove Park marks its 20th anniversary. A year-long programme is being planned to celebrate this milestone and look forward to the next 20 years, with fellowships, residency exchanges, commissions and events. Ahead of this, we would like to draw together the various strands of our history through an archive project. Further information is available here.
Cove Park is delighted to be one of a number of organisations participating in the Scottish Graduate School for Arts & Humanities internship scheme. SGSAH organises internships for PhD researchers to spend up to three months at a partner host organisation, enabling them to enhance their research skills in a wide variety of contexts. SGSAH will pay interns the equivalent of an UKRI stipend rate for the duration of the internship and can help with travel and accommodation costs. The programme is open to arts and humanities PhD students in Scotland, regardless of funding source (please see the SGSAH website for eligibility criteria).
Please apply via the SGSAH website here. The deadline for applications is Monday 16th September 2019.
Comment by Rebecca Skeels on August 6, 2019 at 4:31am
 
Making Space is delighted to be hosting a new Maker Development event. GUILDED CONVERSATIONS is an opportunity to come together in a relaxed format to explore the purpose and function of maker collectives, such as craft guilds, associations and studio groups. The event will ask what role they have to play in the contemporary craft infrastructure. Surviving successfully in a climate where craft is under valued and under represented is challenging and a key element is how designer/makers organise themselves and connect with each other and the wider public.
 
The discussion will be held at Winchester School of Art on Thursday 19 September 2019. We will talk about how these different communities relate to each other and how they can collectively contribute to the contemporary craft infrastructure in the region. We hope to connect individual makers and groups to enable their voices to be amplified and heard. Ideas will be explored and questions raised through facilitated small group discussions. If time permits, there will be a chance to ask your own questions through a panel discussion and Q&A session at the end.
 
Guilded Conversations is a Making Space initiative in association with Arts Council England, Hampshire County Council and Winchester School of Art.

 

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